CAN good looks be a curse? This woman thinks her attractiveness has held her back in the workplace.
A woman believes her good looks have held her back in life.
Irina Kova, who lives in London, says “being beautiful gets in the way” of her career.
The clothing seller believes bosses don’t take attractive employees seriously.
She also thinks her looks are intimidating to other women.
Irina has a law degree and plenty of work experience.
Despite this, she says recruiters find it difficult to take her seriously.
The 33-year-old claims her agent told her to dye her hair darker for interviews.
She also started wearing glasses in order to look more professional.
Sadly, changing her appearance doesn’t prevent further problems from occurring when she eventually gets hired.
The Russian-born woman says she’s quit jobs due to bosses’ comments about her appearance.
Even though she’s ditched her heels and wears minimal make-up, she’s apparently too glamorous for the corporate world.
Irina told The Sun: “Women don’t trust you and men don’t see you as a professional.
“Men never want to hire me. I get it – that’s because they don’t want to be distracted at work.
“They would rather surround themselves with less attractive women who won’t take their mind off the job in hand.”
Instead of fretting about fitting in at work, Irina has decided to set-up her own retail company.
She flogs vintage clothes online and has also amassed a large social media following.
More than 29,000 people follow her on Instagram – and these fans seem to be much more appreciative of her looks.