Fordham student pens Cosmo article complaining about being judged 'because I’m pretty' BY Nina Golgowski NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, September 7, 2015, 3:59 PM A A A Share this URL Facebook After enduring catcalls and uncomfortable stares, 20-year-old Felicia Czochanski is speaking out about her accomplishments being overshadowed by her beauty. For Felicia Czochanski, it's not easy being beautiful. After enduring catcalls and uncomfortable stares for years, the Fordham University student is speaking out in a Cosmopolitan article, titled "People Judge Me Because I'm Pretty." "I want to be appreciated for more than just my looks and respected for who am I as a person," the 20-year-old writes, summarizing her perceived plight. Czochanski describes herself as "5-foot-5 with blonde hair, big hazel eyes, 34DDs, and toned calves." She calls herself a "girly girl" who likes to wear heels and a dress or a skirt. "Coming to terms with being perceived as 'beautiful' wasn't easy," she tells. "Imagine how it feels to have heads turn and all eyes on you when you are simply trying to get to where you need to be," she writes. "It doesn't make me feel beautiful or sexy. It makes me feel like there's something wrong with me. The scrutiny is never ending." Coming to terms with being perceived as 'beautiful' wasn't easy On her LinkedIn profile, Czochanski describes herself as an aspiring magazine editor and an editorial intern for Good Housekeeping magazine. "People seemed to forget or simply ignore my accomplishments. They disregarded the fact that I'm an athlete, I'm intelligent, and I'm incredibly ambitious," she writes. The weight of this attention eventually led to her wearing baggy clothes in an effort to cover up, she said. That changed, however, when she realized that it's everyone else that needs the makeover, not her. Today Czochanski says she ignores catcalls to discourage the behavior from being repeated. "It also shows that I demand to be respected, both my body and my mind, because believe it or not, there's more to me than just my looks," she explained. Facebook Enlarge Facebook Enlarge The aspiring magazine editor describes herself as 5-foot-5, with blonde hair, 'big hazel eyes,' 34-DD breasts and 'toned calves.' Unfortunately for Czochanski, her attempt to critically rebut those who judge her by physical appearance seemed to yield more of the same in the article's comment section. There, she's seen being almost entirely judged for how she looks, rather than for her writing or her point of view. "Is it just me or is she really not that pretty??" one top commenter posted to 20 "likes." "I think you're severely overestimating people's high opinions of you ... " another slammed. "The point is there, but the tonality is all wrong," shared another. "As a professional writer, she should have a better understanding of how not to portray herself as a total brat."