Of course, you say. But it's kind of insidious -- the idea that J-Lo is exceptionally pretty creeps into our heads, whether we realize it or not. I think part of the reason people sometimes resent celebrities is an unconcious effort to counteract the effects of the brainwashing we experience when we see them all made up and airbrushed, etc.
It's good to remember about personality, too. I've always known that Shakira
and Eva Mendes
and Jessica Alba
and Cindy Crawford
and Lucy Lawless
and Rebecca Romijn
are just people. But I'm embarrassed to admit how long it took me to realize that they may be beautiful -- and in some cases talented -- but at the end of the day, they'd be just as irritating as all the rest of us. And probably more so, given the effects celebrity tends to have on people's egos.
As the saying goes,
It doesn't matter how beautiful she is, some guy somewhere is sick of putting up with her crap...
And I imagine it's just as true for men.