You don't have to be pretty. You don't have to berjangok-jangok and bermekup tebal and bring on the expensive dress to impress everyone. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend, not to your co-workers, especially not to your random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to the society and civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked 'female'.
Bring on your good sincere heart, and good manners to impress me. And don't forget your best make-up, smile :) then you are pretty !