None of us chooses our looks!
Having a southern dialect or not speaking standard english to what we deem as acceptable doesn't make a person DUMB, IGNORANT, GHETTO, INFERIOR OR CLASSLESS.
Also, some people don't photograph well and I've seen many celebrities in person who just happen to be super photogenic and in person you would barely recognize them. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don't think she's ugly, her skin color and some of her hair color choices don't always work well. I've done makeup in the past and she's a pretty girl with the right stylist, darken the hair, a nice cut, a bob or something *** and flirty, bangs, play up her eyes with a nice soft liner and brows.
Like others have said, she was somebody before she met T.I., co-wrote "Scrubs" for TLC...started modeling at 5 years old and doing commercials for TBS - in Atlanta - Turner Broadcasting Station, was in a successful girl group in the 90s...a seemingly good mom...with all this going on...how could she be stupid...not to mention being with an artist who seems to be quite smart in my opinion...perhaps,a sometimes womanizer...but he chose her over countless beauties...I don't think she's dumb in the least bit after her level of life experience that most of us will never encounter. All education doesn't come from books and articulation. She's just a everyday person who didn't let success change her or result to plastic surgery like others in that cut-throat business and ended looking worse...I love me some T.I. and at first based on images, I thought, ummmm, ok...well, that was shallow on my part when I don't know this woman and what she brings to his life or vice versa. Until I see someone in person and talk with them, I don't assume they're ugly or dumb because pictures and articulation don't always tell the truth and the heart can't lie.