A few weeks ago, I was one of millions who had never heard the name Samantha Brick. However, since her self-praising article entitled “why do women hate me for being beautiful?” caused a media storm, she has become a house hold name. Bricks’ article, which claimed that ten out of ten men at a dinner party would find her attractive, promptly went viral, receiving more than 1.5 million hits on The Daily Mail website.
The Daily Mail cleverly placed the article alongside images of Brick looking well, fairly average. This unsurprising combination led to a storm of internet commentary, with users insisting that Brick was delusional, arrogant and not pretty enough to justify her self-praise. Not all this negative commentary was from women, however, I’m sure the female hostility was enough to persuade Brick that these comments were again the result of jealous and bitter females.
To add to the media frenzy, rumours were spreading yesterday that Brick is set to seal a deal with Celebrity Big Brother. She is thought to be close to signing an estimated £50,000 deal as Big Bother bosses are understood to be desperate to capitalise on her outrageous opinions. Unfortunately, it seems her 15 minutes of fame is not yet over and all this could make her very rich lady indeed.