HGTV hostess Beth Stern doesn’t kid herself. She knows she owes her TV career to her controversial hubby, shock jock Howard Stern.“With me, that’s really why I’m anyone,” the statuesque blonde told the Track. “It sounds so self-deprecating, but I appreciate that I’m able to do what I’m doing because he brought notice to me. I owe it all to him.” http://bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view/20220325his_and_her_caves_for_howard_and_beth_stern Wiki: Self-deprecation, or self-depreciation,is the act of belittling or undervaluing oneself. It can be used in humor and tension release. Self-deprecating humor relies on the observation of something negative about the person delivering the commentary. Many comedians use self-deprecating humor to avoid seeming arrogant or pompous, and to help the audience identify with them. In this way, the use of self-deprecating humor could be seen as an application of the rhetorical concept of ethos. The technique is often used to balance the audience judgment on a performer, after exhibiting conspicuous displays of arrogance. In other words , Beth is convinced that she deserves to be famous, despite her horrendously unattractive face and screen prescence and vocal (lack of )quality. The fact she SAYS she is self deprecating to the journalist = I'm being modest to make you think I am not arrogant (as I appear to be).