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Your beauty is intimidating

Once, a well-dressed chap bought my train ticket when I was standing behind him in the queue, while there was another occasion when a charming gentleman paid my fare as I stepped out of a cab in Paris.

Then he and I said we both liked the song we were listening to.

She laid into her bewildered partner for ‘fancying’ me, then turned on me, calling me unrepeatable names before ridiculing me for dying my hair and wearing lipstick. Therapist Marisa Peer, author of self-help guide Ultimate Confidence, says that women have always measured themselves against each other by their looks rather than achievements — and it can make the lives of the good-looking very difficult.‘Many of my clients are models, yet people are always astounded when I explain they don’t have it easy,’ she says.

At the mercy of air currents blowing in from the Pacific Ocean, and with the elevated tee perched some 40 feet above the putting surface, the shortest hole on the PGA Tour — and golfers — is exposed to the elements.

Ten years her senior, he takes great pride in hearing other men declare that she's a beautiful woman and always tells her to laugh off bitchy comments I work at mine — I don’t drink or smoke, I work out, even when I don’t feel like it, and very rarely succumb to chocolate.

Even bar tenders frequently shoo my credit card away when I try to settle my bill.

While I’m no Elle Macpherson, I’m tall, slim, blonde and, so I’m often told, a good-looking woman. But there are downsides to being pretty — the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks.

Blushing bride: Samantha on her wedding day, left, and right, at home with Pascal.