A study conducted by University College London's School of Management and the University of Maryland in the US revealed that being too handsome can hurt your career.
Though the hotties get all the ladies and guys, they are perceived as threats to their bosses. For that reason alone, being too handsome implies that making progress in a career is more challenging.
The research found that men hiring other men were negatively affected by the candidate's attractiveness. Strangely, attractive women employed by other women face the stereotype far less.
Professor Sun Young Lee, the lead researcher at the University of Maryland, explained:
"Managers are affected by stereotypes and make hiring decisions to serve their own self-interests so organizations may not get the most competent candidates."
"Awareness that hiring is affected by potential work relationships and stereotyping tendencies can help organizations improve their selection processes."
Being a heartthrob is all fun and games until your not-so-attractive boss or employee feels threatened by your appearance.
The experiment included men with almost identical experiences in the work field, separated only by their appearances.