I don't know if I qualitfy for those statistics because to some I'm just the most ugly thing they have ever seen on the face of the planet. So it can be clear I do not have a low self esteem. I'm also frugal with my "beauty maintenance" it is my talent. I'd rather spend money on things worth while involving my actual ability. I have make up and hair benafits for my skills anyhow. I don't really fit the mould it appears. I'm pansexual. So I also swing a rainbow of ways.
In adolescence, early 20s and 30s, being beautiful has many advantages. You are admired by your own gender and a magnet for the opposite sex. Men love beautiful women and may date or marry them solely for their physical attributes. However as a beautiful woman ages, she worries more about losing her most valued asset and faces an uphill battle of maintaining her looks. Worse, she may feel displaced by other beautiful younger women. It's probably a difficult situation to be in if this is all that she has going for herself.
Most women learn at an earlier age that you cannot depend on beauty while beautiful women learn at a later age that... well you definitely cannot depend on beauty.
Thanks Orlando for this study and others, I enjoy reading them.