Oh, to be a beautiful, famous celebrity. It’s gotta be tough. Sometimes people compliment you on being totally hot, even going as far as to put you on a list of sexiest people in the world, and you have to respond. What do you say? You can’t agree wholeheartedly, because then you look cocky. But you also can’t just say a simple “thank you” because then we all turn into Regina George and assume you agree anyway. So you deny it. But then we all roll our eyes and tell you to shut up because LOOK AT YOU.
I’ll acknowledge that’s gotta be a tough thing to navigate for hot celebrities. Compliments are hard enough to respond to in normal person life, so it must be weird to respond to it with millions of people watching or reading. But I’ve noticed that when celebrities say they don’t think they’re hot I have a range of reactions. It often depends on the celebrity’s gender. For instance, I look at attractive men and want to date them, whereas I look at attractive women and want to look like them. When a hot man says he doesn’t think he’s hot, it can seem sweet, because it shows that he’s not full of himself. When a hot woman says she doesn’t think she’s beautiful, I want to tell her to shut up and appreciate what she’s got. I think it’s all subjective.
I certainly don’t envy these celebrities for having to respond to these kinds of compliments. Okay, so I totally do envy them, because they’re flawless. But you know what I mean. Let’s take a closer look at a variety of celebs who don’t know they’re beautiful (or at least want us to think that).
“I’m still processing this strange misperception. I suppose I’ll have to find a way to deal with the strain. I enjoy being considered handsome, even though I think it’s hysterical.”
Benedict takes the “Hahaha, you’re so silly” approach when it comes to the topic of his sexiness. Since he falls into the “unconventionally attractive” category (I personally think he’s hot), I’m inclined to find this adorably modest. Hey, at least he says he enjoys it.
2. Mila Kunis
“I appreciate the attention but I don’t think of myself as particularly attractive at all. I also don’t have that naturally sexual or sensuous way of behaving that some women have. I do have a pretty sharp sense of humour, though, and I think that has helped me.”
Mila’s right that her sense of humor adds to her sexiness (at least for me), but even if she never opened her mouth I’m certain we’d all be drooling over her. I’m inclined to roll my eyes here, but at least she acknowledges that funny can be attractive. You get a pass, Mila. THIS TIME.
3. Jon Hamm
“I don’t necessarily think of myself like the handsome guy. That’s reserved for Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds and those guys. But it’s certainly nice when people say nice things about you, don’t get me wrong.”
Oh, Jon, you’re much sexier than Brad Pitt or Ryan Reynolds because you’ve got real talent and you don’t have to rely on your looks. Can you tell I love me some Jon Hamm?
4. Olivia Wilde
“I thought, ‘He won’t be interested in me; I’m not a contender. He was so cool, so funny – I was such a fan of his and had always fancied his speed and his intelligence. I thought, ‘I’m not beautiful enough or his type.’”
Okay, Olivia, that’s nice of you to praise your fiance Jason Sudeikis like that, but if you’re not beautiful enough for the guy from SNL, then there’s no hope for the rest of us. Thanks for taking away our hope, Olivia!
5. Ed Sheeran
“I find the whole concept of women screaming at me so odd. It’s very flattering, but I don’t think I will ever consider myself to be a sex symbol. If you speak to most women, they want to take me home and mother me rather than take me to bed. I just have that impression.”
This one goes further than just not agreeing with people thinking he’s hot. Ed’s practically saying women who find him sexy are liars and they actually want to be his mommy. We think the Internet would prove him wrong. I guess he’s too busy making good music to notice.
6. Jessica Alba
“Every actress out there is more beautiful than me. All better looking than me. I’ve seen them without makeup, so I know.”
I think I probably speak for everyone when I say please shut up, Jessica Alba. It doesn’t make any of us feel better when you claim you’re not beautiful, and it looks like the opposite of genuine when you take it to such an extreme. Just stop talking.
7. Ryan Gosling
“I’m not that good looking. I think I’m a pretty weird-looking guy.”
Oh, my beautiful baby goose. You have so much to learn.
8. Megan Fox
“I don’t think I’m a sexy, beautiful woman. I look like Ted Nugent in a black wig.”
I’ll give her points for creativity, but really? How many “foxy” puns does this lady have to hear to understand how hot she is? Even if she doesn’t agree, saying she looks like a man isn’t winning her any sympathy.
9. Johnny Depp
“It’s a complete mystery for me. The attention is strange. I wake up and have to look at that head when I brush my teeth and it is often unpleasant.”
Johnny might find his reflection unpleasant because he tries his damn hardest to make himself look as greasy and scruffy and strange as possible. But it’s all in vain, because I keep thinking he’s hot. What a world.