I went to two different high schools, so I've always been mystified about the Manosphere's delusions about the high school quarterback being an "alpha" getting the prettiest girl - the head cheerleader.
These are hallucinations.
The two biggest social groups in my two high schools were the party group (which were the tail end of "the hippies" and were given the to-me-still-odd name of "freaks"). This group I belonged to.
The other big one were the athletes.
My sophomore and junior years the high school quarterback was big, dumb and ugly (I was once asked if I was him since we shared the last name). The last time I saw him he was selling insurance, and when I think of high school quarterbacks the first vision I get is of Al Bundy.
I knew the cheerleaders quite well, since my sister and cousin were ones. None of the cheerleaders were the best-looking girls in school or the most popular.
My senior year the quarterback was a lot better-looking than the one I knew my sophomore and junior years, but still not the best-looking or most charismatic guy in school. He was just a normal guy, nothing more, except he had high-school-level at talent at throwing a ball.
On the other hand, my social group had the best-looking girls and the most good-looking boys. We, after all, were the most-fun group, which is why we had bonfires on an island attended by several hundred people. We also had the one big, handsome charismatic guy in high school. Out of several hundred, just one, and he's basically gone nowhere since high school.
On top of all this, none of these groups were a big social group with a hierarchy. There were groups within groups, usually about four to a group. In my group I belonged to about four of these, and I was the only one who did.
However, when there was a party all of us got together. That was the only time.
How some of the Manosphere got the idea about the QB and the head cheerleader being at the top of a (nonexistent) hierarchy is beyond me, unless these guys have some problems and, as I said before, are trying to convince you their problems and envies are your problems and envies.
When I got into college (I went to two) the high school social groups completely evaporated. The athletes still existed but, again, the quarterback was not the most popular, charismatic guy in school. He was just a guy, and there was nothing special about the cheerleaders, either.
When I see Vox Day (and others like him) posting theories about the "alpha" being the quarterback dating the prettiest cheerleader, and then remembering he's an insignificant over-the-hill athlete...that's what I mean about the believers trying to convince you their problems and envies are yours.
None of the social groups in high school had an inherent hierarchy. The athletes, to a degree, did (based on talent and skill), but that hierarchy was really imposed from the outside, such as from people who went to see the high school football and basketball teams and made a big deal out of the quarterback and the player who scored the most point on the basketball team.
When I got out of high school I did notice a hierarchy in the workplace, and found there was very little good about it.
There really is an Old Boy's Network, and it was not based on competence but who you knew. I knew some who were truly utter catastrophes and were so bad they finally were removed...one time after seven years.
I have never seen a hierarchy of the best-looking and most charismatic at the top, except for entertainers, and who the hell cares what they think about anything? As for female actors, once their looks start to go away, they become invisible and can't find roles.
As for male actors who can still find roles, we're looking at a dozen guys - Sean Connery, Robert Redford (who ain't looking so good these days) the late Paul Newman, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon.
I doubt I can even name a dozen. And all of these actors are so far above the common man this can't even be considered a hierarchy....and again, that hierarchy is really imposed by the audience.
For that matter, aren't all hierarchies imposed from the outside, based on what the people want? If we lived in tribes of 30 or so, those at the "top" of the hierarchy would be those who contributed to the survival of the tribe.
I am reminded of Thomas Berger's wonderful novel, Little Big Man, in which there was a War Chief - and a Peace Chief. There wasn't one for both, because they don't exist.
The Manosphere's hierarchy of Alpha/Beta/Gamma/Delta is so screwy it's not even worth taking seriously, except to criticize it. That Greek alphabet soup doesn't exist. It's something the screwballs are trying to impose from the outside and who are trying to convince the naive that it inherently exists...with them at the top, of course.
Now imagine what problems the True Believers have, when they spend a large chunk of their writing career expounding on these categories and trying to expand them?
Again, they are trying to convince you their problems are your problems. Just how blind and deluded are these people, that they don't know what they are doing in trying to impose their delusions on people?