As Harvard psychologists Nancy Etcoff puts in her book Survival of the Prettiest: "Appearance is the most public part of the self. It is our sacrament, the visible self that the world assumes to be a mirror of the invisible, inner self. This assumption may not be fair, and not how the best of all moral worlds would conduct itself. But that does not make it any less true. Beauty has consequences that we cannot erase by denial."
The Allure Beauty Survey
Allure, March 2011