Most Helpful Girl
Looks are usually the first thing cos that's the surface. Everyone gets attracted to pretty things instantly, but then, it's also about looking at that pretty thing closely and finding its quirkiness and whether it fits your bill.
So even if a girl may or may not admit to liking someone for their looks, there will come a time when they'll (maybe) put the looks aside, especially if they're searching for a relationship instead of a one night stand.
But for a relationship, you need to spend time and talk to each other. And depending on the space and time, or even what that area's culture allows, there may not be enough mental space to allow one to do that. In the age of instants, you want another instant remedy for romance, not work hard to make one.
And by the way, for the record, I have 3 friends who are attracted to "brutal looking" people. Cos these brutal people exude a certain charisma that attracts them.
It's always a case of... "Ah... there's something about him..."
So it's just the way we look, or how open we are to looking. Maybe the girls you stumbled across are the kind who don't bother/prefer to look twice or are scared to.
Most Helpful Guy
I dunno, I think a lot of girls admit it. I think they say they like other stuff MORE, which I disagree with because I think attractiveness is equally important between the sexes, but I haven't ran into many girls that say "oh yeah, I HATE good looking guys, I'm only attracted to like... Confidence, and shit."