Palin's Looks May Hurt or Help, Says Beauty Filmmaker - MarketWatchWASHINGTON, Sept 02, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sarah Palin's physical beauty may hinder as well as help her efforts to win votes in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, according to Liza Figueroa Kravinsky, creator of a documentary about beauty.Kravinsky's film, "Beauty: In the Eyes of the Beheld," interviews various American women who are considered beautiful and asks them what it is like to be a beautiful woman. The women whose lives she followed include former beauty pageant queens, a physician, an entrepreneur, a real estate agent, an exotic dancer, and a musician who worked with famous rock star Prince."Ms. Palin's looks helped her get a job as a sportscaster. The resulting fame may have helped her win an election to public office. Those are good things. But it's a double edged sword," said Kravinsky. "When beautiful women reach a certain level in their careers, perceived competence becomes an issue. Just listen to all the jokes you hear about her being a 'hottie.' How would you like a 'hottie' for a potential commander in chief?"
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