Looks like Pip's going to have to negotiate a sharp learning curve ahead if he actually thinks Hillary admires his physique. What she wants is someone desperate enough that they will ignore her... er... "sparkling personality" and give her the emotional intimacy her life lacks.
Art is really in a tough situation here. Does he risk alienating Pip by trying to educate him or does he stand back and let the School of Hard Knocks do it for him, thus letting his friend get hurt in one of the nastiest ways possible?
It should be interesting to learn if this is just Pip's personal delusion or whether Hilary has actually told him that he has a hot bod.