plain Jane

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plain Jane

A female who is not considered physically attractive by societal standards. Betty always felt like she was a plain Jane, so she was very surprised when the most handsome boy in school asked her to be his prom date.
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plain Jane

an unattractive girl or woman.
2002 Guardian [The film] assembles its stereotypes (the sexy exchange student, the plain Jane who's really a fox, the jock who is only dating her for a bet) then proceeds to gunk them all with a ton of scatalogical prankery.
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a plain ˈJane

(disapproving) a girl or woman who is not very pretty or attractive: She was a shy girl, who always thought of herself as a plain Jane.
See also: Jane, plain
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Ranaut has received praises from all quarters for her par excellence performance as the plain Jane small-towner in the Vikas Bahl-directed flick.
YOU WOULD be loosening your bonnet and clawing off your corset if this were 1847, for matters between the plain Jane Eyre and the brooding Edward Rochester have just taken smouldering turn.
You'll have one of the smoothest rides on the planet, it'll do nearly 40mpg and looks infinitely more handsome than the plain Jane X-Type or the dated S-Type.
Ugly ducking lands contract with major US designers sounds like the plot of a naff TV movie, but when the plain Jane in question happens to be the offspring of two Hollywood big-hitters, it all makes sense.
Bear in mind that adding butter, salt or sweet coatings will change the benefit you get from the plain jane version.
The plain Jane also suddenly finds herself the object of the attention of the baby's father (Bates).
An interesting character is Melanie, the plain Jane caught in the middle.
In two different tests where we added a teaser copy to the "official envelope," the plain Jane version prevailed.
One said: "She has a lovely body and she's not a bit like the Plain Jane who was shown arriving at court in dress-down clothes and flat shoes.
As both these films have been close to Kareena's heart -- for the unique roles, the awards and the critical acclaim they got -- she now has agreed to be the plain Jane in Sudhir Mishra's next, Dhruv .