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Sure it makes it tougher, but you are probably underestimating yourself and what you can do about it. I have said this before -- the homeliest woman I ever met was at my place of work, but she was quite aware of her looks and very determined to overcome it. She kept herself physically fit; out-dressed her feamle colleauges; wore makeup perfectly; was a very competent and hard worker; always smiled and was friendly and happy to help others, and at the same time she was very self confident.
As a result, others were happy to see her coming down the hall (especially the guys) and management frequently asked for her opinion. In the end, I would say that she just plain looked better than she looked.