In business, there is a risk vs. reward model that states that the bigger the risk, the bigger the payout, or inversely, the bigger the bust. But sometimes, the risk is so great, the payout is either unattainable or not worth the investment. With that being said, this is the list of the Top 10 attractive single ladies for men to avoid, because no matter how gorgeous the subject, there is a steep price that goes with that beauty.
10. Miranda Cosgrove
Cosgrove was the lead actress in the cable series iCarly. If you’ve never heard of her, then you are far too old for her anyhow. In 2012, the Guinness Book of World Records recorded her as the highest paid child actress on television. Now 19, she is walking away from her own hit television series. Because the network is Nickelodeon, details of the show ending are guarded, but it’s safe to say that if all of your co-stars are getting their own series, but you’re leaving the network, you can guess where the problems lie. Good luck recreating that success. (And if she’s leaving to pursue her ‘music career,’ run, because she’s crazy, too.)
9. Britney Spears
It seems like a lot of men connected with the naughty schoolgirl theme when Spears sang “…Baby One More Time” in 1999. The visual was too powerful to overcome, but if you actually close your eyes and listen to the singing you realize that ‘hey, Christina Aguilara can really belt out a song, this girl is just eye candy.’ Then overproduced and overmodulated singles followed confirming what your ears had told you in the first place. Then Britney shaved her own head in a fit of rage and there was a new perception of the young lady. Public relations damage control has been in full effect ever since and today you can find her as one of the judges on Simon Cowell’s X Factor. I am confident that Britney has enough money that the Spears’ handlers would make you disappear if you interfered with their makeover.
8. Anna Kournikova
One of the most popular tennis players in history, despite never having won a tournament in singles. As a popular Russian athlete at the turn of the millennium, she snared the most talented Russian hockey players in the NHL, Sergei Federov, and then demanded that he keep their marriage a secret as to keep her popularity high. Since their divorce, she has been linked to celebrity after celebrity, but refuses to comment on her personal life. She just wants you to buy or download anything that has her picture on it, and there are a lot of products and a lot of websites that can accommodate you. ESPN named her the most overrated athlete in history in their series “Who’s #1?”
7. Kelly Osbourne
One of the panelists on the E! show Fashion Police, Kelly was more likable when she was the punky little daughter on the Osbourne’s reality TV show. She has tried almost all aspects of show business, but hasn’t quite found her niche. Now, after thousands of dollars worth of professional work on her body, and her image, and her presentation, she’s out on the market. Can you image all of the problems under that plastic, made for TV ornament?
6. Pam Anderson
A generation ago, Pam Anderson was the number one reason teenage boys across America watched Baywatch. Then there were the sex tapes, the Playboy appearances, the movies, the guest television appearances, the guest radio appearances, she has appeared on almost every format conceivable in media. Not only that, she’s been tabloid fodder for decades. Anderson’s been married, not married, separated, not separated, linked to various musicians, not linked to various musicians. Even the plastic surgeries seem to have not slowed her popularity. Sadly, it is the serious subject of Hepatitis C that lands her on this list.
5. Megan Fox
Here’s the problem with Fox, her occupation is listed as actress. Almost every movie she’s in, she is nominated for a worst actress Razzie award. At the same time, she is always on the cover of practically every men’s magazine and is listed near the top of their hottest women lists. Fox ‘moves the needle,’ which makes her a hot commodity in the entertainment business. She is also in a number of upcoming movie productions, but has been dogged by controversy in movies she’s already been in. At this point, it’s hard to discern what are rumors and what are publicity stories. Same goes for her personal life, with rumors of mental illness that are more numerous than entries in her filmography.
4. Carrie Underwood and/or Taylor Swift
Neither one of these musical artists show any reason for being on this list. They both seem like fairly normal, pretty, talented young ladies. There’s the problem in a nutshell. Once some lothario shatters their hearts, your jerkiness is enshrined in history. Both seem to have the musical ability to write a catchy hook and make the rest of the world hate you too if you cross them. Don’t believe me? Ask Warren Beatty if he’s glad he dated Carly Simon.
What’s not to love about Rihanna? Her songs are catchy, there’s edginess, there’s her doing duets, and of course the hilarious SNL skits. What’s not to like is the seemingly ever present Chris Brown factor. For as long as he’s alive, he’s probably in the picture, hiding in the bushes, watching from binoculars, or even secretly holed up in the floor boards. This makes even going near Rihanna a very dangerous proposition.
2. Hope Solo
Hope Solo is unequivocally good looking. But when she was a young goalkeeper for the U.S. Ladies Soccer team, she slandered Briana Scurry, who was a better, more established player than her. Then Solo went on Dancing with the Stars, writing a book saying her dance coach abused her (which he denies.) In the same book she claims her goalkeeper coach abused her (which he denies.) As a matter of fact, she seems to like the attention, whether it is good or bad. I find it very hard to believe that someone with the competitive fire of Solo would allow all these men to bully her. Do yourself a favor and get to know the U.S. Soccer field players and pass on the goalkeeper.
1. Kim Kardashian
Would you date a porn actress? That’s the basic premise of the Kardashian argument. Known primarily for a well circulated sex tape, Kim Kardashian later became the driving star behind the hit E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s. The show revealed Kim’s exploits as many men watched in horror as she basically turned NBA journeyman Chris Humphries inside out during their 72 day marriage. Who could forget his befuddled, deer-in-the-headlights look in episode, episode…well, in almost every episode? Becoming a national punch line on a reality show is enough to dissuade almost any man from dating the most beautiful women.