Women have had it pretty rough in the workplace– just ask Debrahlee Lorenzano. She filed a lawsuit against her former employer, Citibank. The basis? She claims she was terminated for being too sexy. The picture she paints of her time being employed is one of constant ogling– and not having anything truly to do with her style of dress, but more with her own personal sexiness, since she argues that other female employees there dressed similarly or even more sexily than she.
Psychology is very telling on a person, so let’s peek at how she views herself as she deeply ponders her existence and the burdens it brings. Let’s glance at the road that brought her to this loveliness. Then, after we’ve heard from the mind of a knockout, maybe we can draw some reasonable conclusions about the allegations she’s made against Citibank– who denies her claims and intends to defend itself in court.
My previous article went into the details of her claims, but here’s the gist. Once she began working in the Chrysler building at the Citibank branch, 12 News reported, Debrahlee claimed that people were far too focused on her appearance.
Being less good looking, Lorenzana considered in a recent interview, as told on Politics Daily, possibly means finding love more easily, being free of harassment at work, and other fewer burdens that come with being so exceptionally beautiful. This places her possibly in the forefront of the new age of sexual harassment, the article speculated– one where actually being too hot (even if by self-design) can cost you your job. Helena Andrews (who wrote the piece) echoes what a lot of we women are thinking– I don’t want to work in a “Mad Men”-like environment! But don’t tell Lorenzana “you go, girl” just yet– just like Andrews herself came to realize, Debrahlee and her loftier… um… “aspirations,” we’ll call them, are no more than “wacky fameball” characters. Was she fired for being too sexy?
When this termination occurred this past June, that was the supposed cause, according to the single mom, partying, rich-man-wanting, Playboy-stereotype-admiring Lorenzano. Gossip Jackal posts a photo you can check out to see if you agree that she’s too hot, but keep in mind that her luscious curves are entirely self-imposed, as she’s undergone more than one cosmetic surgery in order to become the “t*** on a stick” she is today. Looking like a Puerto Rican, toned down version of Pamela Anderson, do you think that Lorenzano was so impossibly sexy that the men at Citibank could no longer function like rational human beings in her presence and were forced to fire her? Or, is she so stuck on herself as to invent new explanations for what may be otherwise logical reasons for her termination, based solely on her enlarged ego and the value she places on the superficial?
Real women face real sexual harassment in the workplace every day, and they don’t all look like Lorenzana. Is it possible that the one who was the most focused on her appearance was actually Debrahlee herself? When we hear her in interviews lamenting the life of a virtual goddess– one of her own creation– we need to think about that. When she appears in documentaries for Discovery Health to work on her second breast job to achieve double-Ds, we need to think hard. It’s obvious so far what is important to Lorenzana– rich men, fame and attention, and centerfold looks. Now let’s reconsider why she may be suing Citibank upon being fired.
Elizabeth Eng, Debrahlee Lorenzana: Too Sexy For Citibank?, Associated Content
Debrahlee Lorenzana Fired For Being Too Sexy (PHOTO), Gossip Jackal
Bilal, Debrahlee Lorenzana, 12 News
Helena Andrews, Debrahlee Lorenzana: A Double Take on Those Double D’s, Politics Daily