Pretty Boy Swag: Celebrity Men Who Are More High Maintenance Than Their Women

January 4, 2013  |  
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Have you ever thought that some men were prettier than their women, and if not prettier than at least more high maintenance? It might be their grooming or their mannerisms, or maybe even something you just can’t quite put your finger on, but trust me, you know the feeling.

Before you get to clicking I should probably say that there’s real no concrete evidence that any of these men are prima donnas, but based on appearances – which are sometimes telling and sometimes not – these fifteen celebs seem to fit the bill. Of course “pretty” is a matter of opinion here, but feel free to throw yours about these pretty boy floyds in the comments section below.



Prince and his girlfriend Bria Valente may look a lot alike – thanks to their surgeon I suppose, but I dare say Prince is the prettier of the two, and considering his eccentricity – probably the more high maintenance of the two as well. Prince must not only be barbered to perfection, but also made up to perfection, hair styled to perfection, and clothed to perfection. And perfection ain’t easy, or quick.

Kanye West

Kanye West may be dating Kim Kardashian (who we already know takes forever to get ready), but I’m nearly 100% sure he still takes more time than she does. Have you ever noticed how pressed and polished his outfits always are? How perpetually glow-y his skin is? And don’t even get me started on that hair and beard line. Even celebrity hairstylist Dean Banowetz has commented that Kanye is “barbered within an inch of his life!”

Michael Ealy

When I first saw pictures of Michael Ealy and new wife Khatira Rafiqzada together, I admit that I definitely thought Michael to be the prettier of the two… and still do.

Ryan Seacrest

While Julianne Hough is pretty, Ryan Seacrest is polished, perfectly. Whether he’s hosting American Idol or On Air With Ryan Seacrest, producing some reality TV show or conducting an interview, he’s always put together. And always being put together takes time. We know this.

Tyson Beckford

Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik had nothing on Tyson Beckford back when they were dating: Tyson is prettier, a more experienced model, and a more (seemingly) high maintenance person in general. I say this because he always looks model-perfect and is always quick to brag about his own modeling feats. Earlier this year, Tyson even went so far as to take credit for “creating” Shaik, by getting – and I quote – “her teeth cleaned [and] her body toned up.”

They broke up after that.


Drake can act as hard as he wants, but we all know he loves him some mirror: the rapper is often photo’d primping and posing without shame, and probably more than many of his “model” girlfriends do. But it’s not like we’re that surprised considering how near-perfectly Drake is barbered and how superbly polished his outfits are (I’m talking when he’s dressed up, not down).

David Beckham

Could the secret to David and Victoria Beckham’s successful marriage be love… and David’s prettiness? You never know. Victoria is one glamour girl, but something tells us David takes extra special time getting his coif gelled an slicked up all perfect like.

Soulja Boy

I assume that releasing “Pretty Boy Swag” was meant to be some kind of a declaration – though I’m not sure I would’ve pegged Soulja Boy as being a Pretty Boy prior to that. Still, he has worn some eccentric outfits that generally outshine his girlfriend Diamond’s.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber easily outshines current on-again girlfriend Selena Gomez with his little boy prettiness. I’m just sayin’… He really is a beautiful boy.


Miguel may not be quite as pretty as his fiancé Nazanin Mandi, but with his bouffant hairstyles, intricate clothing, and – what I swear – is some kind of powder for that perfect skin, I’d say he probably takes longer to get ready than she does.

John Legend

Chrissy Tiegen may be beautiful, but John Legend, with his dewy skin and delicate features, is just as pretty in my eyes.

Robert Pattinson

There seems to be a general consensus that Robert Pattinson is a pretty boy. He’s often praised for his appearance (including his groomed eyebrows) and always seems to make best dressed lists – Kristen Stewart not so much.

Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo seems so much more high maintenance than his girlfriend Jordin Sparks. Think about it. While Jordin tends to go for more modest looks, Jason opts for gold suits, spiked vests, and red hair. Yeah, much more high maintenance.


Diddy definitely appears to be more high maintenance than Cassie. He’s always spotted wearing some outfit to some event and parading about like he’s God’s gift to the world. The man regularly sports 360 waves and fur coats. What more do you need to know?

Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz is so well barbered it’s ridiculous, which is why I’ve always thought he was the type to spend a lot of time getting ready – more time even than his superstar wife Alicia Keys. And actually, I think Swizz may be the better dresser. What do you think?

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