Being a pretty girl, I understand where you come from. I have been able to make a lot of money with my looks alone, but of course, the money wouldn't be made if desperate individuals weren't looking for it.
I don't live in an alternate reality. I admit that I have been spoiled in the past because of my looks, but in the end, it has always brought me more depression. The people that spend money on me only care about the superficial. I have never been praised for my intelligence or been able to be taken seriously in certain circles because I am attractive. Those people want just one thing; I have always been treated as a throw away, despite my intelligence. Other women don't like me because I am pretty, men only want to screw me, meanwhile I am desperately searching for meaningful relationships and constantly being ****ed around. It's not as easy as it seems. It leads down a spiraling path of self-hatred and anxiety, especially because I am pretty and quiet. God forbid. Everyone just assumes I think I am too good for them, but the reality is, that deep inside, I am thinking how ****ty of a person I am and how I must not be worth anything because anyone who pretends to care doesn't hang around for very long. So yeah, it comes with its own repercussions, I suppose. I am always finding myself in what seems like a meaningful conversation with someone, only to realize that they are just trying to take advantage of me, but yet, I am so desperate for that human connection, I go along with it anyway.
So, it's not all fun and games, at least not for me.
I have some theories that say that something like this is the case for many universally considered attractive young ladies. Over the last few years, it's occurred to me how I see so many attractive girls and women walk around with a 'default' look on their faces that appears rather mean or edgy. I want to say that this is due to a lot of the stuff you mention in your post going on in their heads, where it has gotten to the point where they are sick of it and are on defense due to the likely possibility of it happening again (and again).
I for one have often felt frustrated by this realization, when I feel some females I approach either friend zone me rather quickly or more often, cut ties completely and distance themselves. Often I have felt a bit of group punishment is taking place in the background, where their defenses are up really high and from there they may carry a preconceived idea about what a guy's intent is.
I mean, what if in the last month five guys approached her and asked her out, and all turned out to be blatant creeps who wanted sex after being aroused by that 'hawt' face and body? What if I come into the picture shortly after and end up admiring the whole package, in particular her intellect and cognitive capacity? What if I am now finding myself suddenly dismissed because I "freaked her out" after barely having any correspondence at all? Now I am sitting alone in a bit of a slump, wondering what the heck it was I did.
Moral of the story, guys who treat woman like objects can and do ruin it for those of us who are actually looking for love and companionship.