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I Always Felt Ugly

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    What Happened To Me???

    I actually dont want to toot my own horn but i used to be quite pretty, my hair was healthy, ringlets coming half way down my back, my skin was olive with a dark tan because my dads from papua new ginneau, my eyes had long curly eyelashes and they used to have a sort of twinkle...
    pss004 pss004 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2010

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    I Wanted To Kill My Classmates.

    http://youtu.be/2_YTIOvzY2g My story. -Big Mike
    TheBMRP TheBMRP 26-30, M Jan 3, 2012

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    I Want To Change My Body

    Are you planning to change something about your appearance? Would you like to share your story? A leading UK production company is making an observational documentary for a major broadcaster about young people, aged 16-25, who are unhappy with their appearance and are ready to...
    Sarahhar Sarahhar 26-30, F Mar 13, 2012

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    Ugly guys with beautiful girls You always know

    what the story is Beautiful girls with ugly guys What do they take us for anyway? Ugly guys, with beautiful girls Ugly guys with beautiful girls As they walk down the street arm in arm I see them And once again feel the need to ask myself the question The question that...
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M Apr 5, 2014

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    Have i ever felt pretty

    or beautiful? No. Not once. Not too long ago, i was talking to this girl and we were talking at least a few hours and then she asks mee for a pic but she sent one of her first and then i sent mine. Like 2 minutes later she replies something and then blocks mee :c Another time...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    People tell I'm pretty all the time

    but the same people will tell me I'm ugly and my personality sucks.Maybe their right and I'm ugly inside and out. but If we're betting if I am, I couldn't count them out entirely
    icesee813 icesee813 18-21, F Nov 5, 2014

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    when i was little i was always the awkward shy

    little girl. i was always very self conscious. i did things to cover up or fix what made me feel self conscious. which made me look more awkward and drew more attention to what i was self conscious about. An easy target for people going through the same awkward thing we call...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Hey Beautiful,

    I always have. But i know now it was all in my head. Does that make me vain that i can see actually see I AM BEAUTIFUL? Does it sound WRONG that someone can say that about them self? Know body's perfect. Not even celebrities... And its kinda frustrating to have amazing TRULY...
    Richelle143 Richelle143 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    Will I Ever Be 'pretty'?

    I've never liked how I looked for as long as I can remember. I've always seen myself fat and ugly, even thought everyone says other wise. A few days ago I got rejected from my crush, which isn't the first time. I've never been in a relationship and when people ask I feel so...
    unluckyrabbit unluckyrabbit 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    I'll be honest and admit

    that I've struggled with having a low self esteem for some time now. I'm not the most confident person in the world, and I do get very frustrated about my appearance. However, I am trying to gain confidence in myself and learn to embrace my flaws and strengths and weaknesses. I...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F Nov 5, 2014

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    When I was younger I got bullied

    for being fat. I am now 20 and as silly as it seems it has caused a blanket of low self-esteem and confidence to come over me even now. I feel that I am always the ugliest in the room. I am the ugliest in my families and it's crippling.
    MermaidSarah MermaidSarah 18-21, F Dec 23, 2014

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    What I Was And What I Never Will Be...

    So growing up I had a step brother and sister. My sister is 3 years older than me and my brother was my age. All of my friends would come over to see my brother, and all of my brothers friends weren't interested in me, they wanted my sister. I was the fat one. My brother would do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    I'm Not Perfect But That Ok

    I'm a teen girl, 17.. I have friends who love me "for me".. But when it comes others.. There are always people who hate you out.. Well that's what I have.. People try to turn me down becoz they they don't like me, the way I look.. Which in term has always made feel "un pretty". I...
    Lilpopkiss Lilpopkiss 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    I just feel naked in public.

    I would graciously pay a great sum just to be invisible.
    Ren20020 Ren20020 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    "You are disgusting" "You look like an alien"

    "You look like mud" "You could be a Halloween mask" "You have a big forehead" "You look like a water tower" "I don't like your picture" "You are fat" "You are ugly" "Fatty" "disgusting body" ...these are comments I was bombarded with recently.This is my proof that I am...
    Ren20020 Ren20020 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I Know I'm Ugly. My Facial Features Are Out Of Proportion Lol...big Nose, Blotchy Skin, Among Other Things

    I know I'm ugly:  never had a relationship, girls don't approach me, guys/girls usually walk a different direction or put their heads down when they see me or walk past me, and only friends that I can rely on or call true friends are ones that I've known since I was a kid...
    thisniceguy thisniceguy 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    Ugliness

     As a child, I felt ugly because I was too dark from hanging out at the beach all the time and I am just naturally tan. For those of you that don't know but in Asian countries, dark skin is looked down upon. My sister always made fun of me for it. Not only that, I had short...
    reset reset 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    Once there was a ugly person.

    They were sooo ugly that everyone died. Fin.
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M Nov 5, 2014

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    Unique

    I was never pretty. Other girls were; pretty, attractive, cute, dramatic, even striking. Me? I was puckish,different, unconventional,  and the worst...unique. I always took that to be a code word for wierd. Or ugly. I was always thin, then out of nowhere...thin with boobs...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    I'M The Ugly Duckling

    I don't look at all like my sisters, they are both blonde haired blue eye'd skinny pretty tanned. And me the ugly duckling as my dad said when I was younger. Brown hair pale greyish eyes ok body my nose is funny as I broke it so I have a gap in my teeth. I'm different in so...
    potato11 potato11 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    To this day, I still feel this way.

    I don't know why I need the validation of being told "you're pretty." Even with being told that, I don't believe it. Maybe it stemmed from never having a boyfriend in school, I don't know. Although I am married, I still feel ugly. When I see myself, I see flaws that needs to be...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    Can YOU tell me, what is it about me.

    ..face and/or body, that makes me ugly?
    Ren20020 Ren20020 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Ib Or Ob?

    Inner beauty or outer beauty?  Both are what I desire, both are what I'm sorely missing. I'm trying to unlearn how I view myself but after 30+ years it's damn hard to rebuff what I see in the mirror every day and the more I find out about myself, the inner me, the more I...
    bucklevitch bucklevitch 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    Championssssss

    i love man city.....wish they loved my ginger hair. the fans laugh at me :(
    gingerlloyd gingerlloyd 41-45, T Nov 9, 2012

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    I always have, always been unattractive,

    felt ugly, im disabled and in a wheelchair and my body doesn't look right, I have personal health issues which are not attractive I feel like I will be alone my whole life
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Jan 3

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    always ugly

    Ever since I was little I was ugly. I have a huge forehead and a giant nose. I did what I could but it ddnt help much. I was always teased about my looks. After a while I got used to it. I never cried about it tho. Its not like ppl were telling me anything I ddnt alredy kno. The...
    kenosis1 kenosis1 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Fool To Cry

    Have you ever walked into a public bathroom and seen a group of ABSOLUTELY stunning people talking themselves down? I would like to assure you that I am NOT one of those people. However, I do not think I am the ugliest person to ever grace the earth. Yet, I do not feel pretty...
    TheTumblingDice TheTumblingDice 16-17, F 1 Response May 9, 2010

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    Ugly...

    i allways felt ugly because i was different i had redhair and i was fair skinned people would call me a ginger and on top of it i have a rare eye condition called Duane syndrome which made me feel very ugly because people would make fun of me for that. I was pretty shy because of...
    atreyuxo atreyuxo 16-17 1 Response Dec 15, 2009

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    Never felt like a pretty girl,

    probably never will. But I've learned to love myself. Life's too short to sulk in my self criticizing.
    missylawl missylawl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

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    UndyingLovatic UndyingLovatic 13-15, F Jul 22, 2014

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    I Hide Behind My Smile

    I used to be a very quite person. Not because that was my personality But because I was afraid to be noticed. I'm. Fighting with the inner me. And it won't let me be happy. And I don't think it will ever change
    curiosity1221 curiosity1221 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    No matter how hard I try to look nice,

    I am never happy with how I look
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Plain

    Ever since elementary school, I felt awkward and unappealing. I was taller than everyone and was really skinny. As I went through my middle school years, I had issues with my nose and unruly hair. I entered high school with a better outlook since my body and face decided to...
    bookluv bookluv 18-21, F Dec 17, 2011

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    Ugly

    I am ugly eversince was younger ive been considered the ugly girl sometimes i hate myself i wish i was never born but i am not so far gone as to commit suicide i just want to be happy to love myself to not care what other people think alot of times i just sit around and wonder...
    coapingbeauty coapingbeauty 16-17, F Feb 23, 2013

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    Its hard to be ugly. People always do second

    guess to me. When i see my friends with handsome face, it makes me jealous and hurt. But i cant change the faith.
    Biggbangg Biggbangg 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    growing up i always feel insecure about my

    appearance....i am always insecure...i feel so ugly i want to hide.... because of that i became an emotional eater which makes everything worse...i started to gain weight.... now i am trying to embrace who and what i am....i hope and pray that someday i will be able to be...
    eternallight351 eternallight351 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    I just know I am, people can tell me over

    and over that I'm not, but it doesn't help. I'm grateful for those people, they're amazing, but an hour after they say something I'll look in a mirror and realize that it isn't true. Then I'll wonder if they're lying and come to terms with the fact that they have to be because I...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    Never Good Enough

     Some people have told me that I'm pretty and it makes me feel special, but I don't believe them. I have always felt like I could be prettier or that I was very ugly. I am African American, however, when I was in school, I was told that I looked like a hispanic girl. People made...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F Feb 10, 2012

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    All I See

    When I look in the mirror, I see some deformed monster that shouldn't be allowed to live. I hate seeing my reflection in the mirror, I always try to avoid mirrors, because they show all my imperfections.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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    I never really thought of myself

    as ugly or beautiful until I was about 11. My father, who was always saying funny or witty things my whole life, told me that he thought my nose was too big. I didn't really have any opinion about at the time but felt slightly confused. I gave him a face that conveyed, "Whatever...
    Nijima Nijima 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    There was this time when i was 12 years old, i was walking home from my school, and a kid just yelled at me and said that i was ugly. I didn't really took it seriously because it...
    gravitation07 gravitation07 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know I'm ugly. And fat. Everytime I look in the mirror I can see I could be thinner. But I have no energy to exercise. I sometimes start to do an exercise routine but then I stop...
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    I am a 24 years old guy and I absolutely hate the way I look. I find myself ugly and repulsive and I don't know how to deal with it.The way you view yourself can have an impact on...
    Fruktklyftan Fruktklyftan 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    My sister who's 5 years younger than me isn't exactly drop dead gorgeous, but I'm still the uglier one. At least we both have bad noses though mine is definitely worse with a...
    flowerdaydreamer flowerdaydreamer 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Half of me is grateful for what I do have. I have always had food, shelter, family, and friends. I have a partner who is very understanding and patient. The other half is what I...