Why? Not sure about you, but when beautiful A-listers start giving it, "Oh, I was soooo ugly as a kid. Seriously, I was like, sooo flat-chested and like, kinda goofy and guys just didn't go for me," it doesn't make us think, "Aww bless, and now you're gorgeous... good for you!"
On the contrary, we can't help feeling just a leeedle bit patronised, as if what they're really saying is, ‘You see mere mortals and ugly normal people, I too know the pain of unbleached teeth and an un-lipo'd abdominal region.'
So when Sophie Dahl, last week revealed, "As a child, I looked like one of those adopt-a-child posters, with round NHS spectacles and a patch over my left eye," and Nicole ‘Pussycat Doll with world's most perfect figure' Scherzinger, divulged, "Guy's just wouldn't go out with me... I was shy, uncomfortable and lanky," then do forgive us if we offer them the kind of sympathy we'd usually reserve for, ooh, the latest Heather Mills rant.