Bikini model who claims she's 'too good looking to find love' sparks self-praise debate

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

A woman has been shamed after claiming her good looks negatively affect her dating life.

Yesterday, Jenna Thompson, a bikini model, appeared on a ‘This Morning’ segment entitled: ‘I’m too good looking to find love’.

“I think I intimidate nice guys” she explained in conversation with presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

“I seem to attract guys who are only after one thing. People who think they’ll have a go and just want hook ups.

Jenna Thompson admits she is "choosy" when looking for love. [Photo: Instagram/ITV]

“No one is looking for anyone that serious.”

Later in the segment, she said: “I am really choosy but why not?

“I’m not going to settle. I’ve got two little children so I can’t settle. I have to be picky. I have to find the right person.”

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Despite the fact Thompson, a mother of two, has a professional modelling career, viewers branded Thompson “self obsessed” and “vain” for claiming she was attractive, poking holes in her appearance.

Others said she had an “over inflated ego” and was “delusional”.

However, not everyone wanted to tear Thompson down. Some weighed in to praise her confidence, encouraging her attitude of self praise.

Another viewer was surprised by how much they warmed to Thompson.

Thompson isn’t the first woman to be publicly shamed for claiming she’s attractive.

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Back in 2012, journalist Samantha Brick infamously came under fire for a piece she wrote in the Daily Mail entitled: ‘Why women hate me for being beautiful’.

Brick became a household name after the piece went viral, and was trolled by tens of thousands of people on Twitter.

While praising your own attractiveness may still prove a taboo, women are increasingly realising a need for self love.

Earlier this year, plus-size model Charli Howard wrote a love letter to her body ahead of Valentine’s Day and urged other women to follow suit.