A Playboy model has revealed she finds it impossible to get a boyfriend or even a date because men are too intimidated by her beauty.
Elizabeth Marie Chevalier, 27, from Diego, California, US, has graced the covers of magazines such as MAXIM and Playboy.
However, despite having tons admirers and over 2.9 million followers on Instagram (@marieechev), the influencer, who has been single for six months since splitting with her ex, struggles with dating.
“I’ve been told that I’m intimidating to guys because I’m tall – I’m 5ft 10 – and I’m beautiful and I have a very intense personality,” Elizabeth told Jam Press.
“I’m actually very sweet and loving so if they took the time to get to know me they would realise that.
“I’ve been on dates where guys just can’t speak to me.
“The men that do chat me up are usually too cocky and self-obsessed, they clearly go for every pretty girl in the room.
“They see us as trophies."
Asked whether she'd date a fan, Elizabeth said she would, but that it's often tricky.
She explained: “I would 100% date a fan but every time I’ve met a guy through my Instagram they have just treated me like a commodity.
“I know I wear a bikini online but it’s a job, most guys can’t see past that.
“Dating is hard – guys are scared because I'm so beautiful.
"I would totally let a friend set me up with someone. In fact, I would prefer it."
Elizabeth says her beauty has been both a blessing and a curse throughout her life, with people making snap decisions about her personality based on her looks.
And she says it's not just men - explaining women often assume that she will 'steal their boyfriends' because she's attractive.
She said: “I remember once being at a Halloween party and I was wearing a costume and I put my headdress down on a chair.
“This guy came over and told me he had been sitting there and his girlfriend saw him speaking to me and completely freaked out.
"She started screaming in my face and I’m not a confrontational person at all so I just ended up leaving.
“It was pretty crazy.
“If she knew me she would know I’m not like that at all – I would never steal someone else's man – but I find other women are always saying things behind my back."
Talking about backlash from females, Elizabeth added: "I think they're just jealous.
“I do find it hard to make new female friends but luckily I have a very solid group of girlfriends that have known me for years who I can count on."
As for what kind of man she's after, the model says she likes them tall, dark and handsome – with green eyes, preferably.
She purred: "My ideal man is someone who is the strong but silent type.
"I like the tall darker features, a handsome man.
"Age is not a problem to me nor is their job, as long as they are successful and passionate."
Confidence is also key to winning the model's heart.
She added: "He [a prospective date] would just have to come up and say 'hello beautiful can I ask you on a date?'.
"I like a guy who I very forward and knows what he wants."
Although she says her beauty often stands in the way of romance and friendship, it has seen Elizabeth rake in the cash thanks to adoring fans online.
In 2020, she had a brief dalliance with OnlyFans, making $20,000 (£15,000) in just two weeks before dropping the site – but reopened her account this year, sharing sexy snaps.