Daily Mail journalist Samantha Brick has been branded as "egotistic" and "delusional" after writing an article insisting that women hated her for being "so beautiful".

The 41-year-old blonde courted controversy when she claimed, in an article entitled There are downsides to looking this pretty, that she had lost female friends because of her looks.

In her bizarre article, she boldly said: "While I'm no Elle Macpherson, I'm tall, slim, blonde and, so I'm often told, a good-looking woman. I know how lucky I am. But there are downsides to being pretty - the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks."

Brick went on to detail her effect on the opposite sex by insisting that men often showered her with gifts including champagne, flowers, train tickets - and compliments.

Her online confessional, published on the Daily Mail's website, was not well received and disgusted commentators took to the web to express their opinion on her "lovely looks".

Brick is not the first to face a backlash, as well as a barrage of online mockery and taunts, after being publicly arrogant.

IBTimes UK takes a look at a few of the cockiest statements made by some less than humble celebrities.