It’s easier to be ugly

Oh my god I’m so ugly.

The bad news is that this is the least ugly picture of the ugly lot. I don’t dare show the others.

When the Goonfather walked past my computer to go to the bathroom, he peeked at the pictures I had open in my Adobe Photoshop. He squinted at them and said, “Ee-yer! Who is this toot!”

*strangles Goonfather*

The good news is that, at the end of the video, I go back to normal.

But the bad news is that I look like the first picture in 70% of the video.

The good news is that the video runs for only 90 seconds. It’s almost like a TV commercial.

According to the client, it will be shown on MRT screens in the Northeast line and at roadshows. I’m glad I don’t know anyone who takes the Northeast line.

Actually, in retrospect, looking ugly for this video is very worth it because it was really fun to act in.

I am this bumbling, loser executive type who gets the brunt of Murphy’s Law. At the end of the video I magically (kinda) transform into a happy, confident chick, thanks to NTUC (which this video is commissioned by).

It’s a comedy. A bit corny, but cute. And very, very fun to act in.

I want to act in comedies and not have to worry about people thinking I’m not good-looking enough to be on TV or in films.

You know how some people are very cruelly practical when it comes to passing judgement on actors and models.

“So ugly still dare to become actress! Wah lau!”

They forget that you need ugly people on TV, too. Yes, even for leading characters. And most comedy shows in Singapore don’t cast unbelievably good-looking actors. They cast real, average-looking people who are funny.

So, that’s what I want to be.

Right. Who am I kidding? I’m lucky to get a job, never mind the choosing part.

He-who-cannot-be-named said that I’m too picky.

No way, man. I did the Carlsberg commercial, didn’t I?

Speaking of which, that commercial is totally playing hide-and-seek with me. Some of you are observant enough to notice that there are four versions and I only appear in one. So far, I have seen all three other versions several times, but I have yet to see mine.

Perhaps it’s for the best. I have been told I look trashy in it.

See, it’s difficult when you’re anywhere above the category of ugly. As long as you’re not ugly, people obssess over your looks. They expect you to look a certain degree of perfection all the time. And if you don’t, it’s your fault.

It’s a stupid world we live in.

17 thoughts on “It’s easier to be ugly

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    Me and Kerr take the Northeast Line….ALL the TIME! Bwahahahaha!

    I saw the Calsberg commercial on SCV MTV Asia channel (channel 21) and you were in it.

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    Erm, except for the glasses you look the same leh. Not an insult ok! :P

    Just basically means that you look “ok” most of the time even though you may not think it yourself. :)

    And I get you on the double-stds thing: if you are ugly, the insult you; if you are pretty they insist that you look 100% *all* the time. Trashy gossip mags really love those “au-naturel” paparazzi shots where they show actresses without makeup.

    Such is the media industry. :)

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    Heh! U look so guai guai!!!

    I only seen the carlsberg commerical 2 times.. the plot a bit lame imo but you look good. ^_^

    I dun take NE line.. I dun even know how to differentiate! LOL

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    Mother: Tsk tsk… why you always like to expose him?

    Minou: Bleh. Ask Kerr buy a car can? Then you all can join in the Malacca road trip =P

    Elyxia: Yeah. Sometimes he is as evil as Voldemorte, isn’t he?

    Mooiness: Same meh? I suppose I should feel relieved you all don’t find it ugly. lol.

    Wang Wang: Don’t I look guai normally too? *innoncent smile* Well, you don’t ever need to take MRT liao anyway…, kekeke.

    Ashuras: Uh, k. Thanks for your kindness :P

    Starlandliu: Tricky world? Yeah, that too!

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    Geek girls are cute too ;) I’ve got a friend who likes cute geek girls… Especially ones with braces. Hehehe…

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    Happy for U! As a reader of your blog, I actually knew it before it’s shown on air! I’ve done a similar Tiger Beer ad (What time is it? series) some years ago! The make-up artiste didn’t do U a good job though, you should look younger & fresher on screen!

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    Ruok: Yeah, I know. :(

    Alvin: Hahaha really? Like Marcy from PvPOnline? She’s a cool girlgeek :P

    Rikiro: Cool! I really liked the What Time Is It series of ads. Always made me laugh whenever they showed.

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    I think you look beautiful! In fact, I think you look better in glasses; more sophisticated. Your hair looks better pulled away from your face because its so BEAUTIFUL :D

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    You are sooooooooooooo ugly because you are a fat cow!!!!!!!!!!! Get a life and stop posting your ugly pictures on the internet… You make and form of life have nightmares. Stop this pitiful torture

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