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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    But I've Learned to Spread My Wings and Soar=)

    I was once an ugly duckling---who turned out to be a beautiful swan:) I was once a fuzzy caterpillar, who came out of her cocoon, and became the lovely butterfly:) And all of us, one way or another, are beautiful butterflies and Swans...we all have to wait for our time to come...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2009

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    Not As Much Anymore.

    I had to deal with being ugly for three years of my life. I never thought of myself as ugly... Most ten year olds look in the mirror and don't care. But. I moved to a new place in 5th grade, and I turned into an "ugly shrew" or a "b****". I was an active and quite talented...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Oct 21, 2012

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    I Was A Gap Toothed Big Eared Kid.

    I have a few characteristics that were inherited from my father’s side of the family that made me a target in the cruel elementary school world. First of all, the kids on my father’s side of the family are born with a gap between the two front teeth. Mine closed up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    The Difference Between 'Then' and 'Now'

    Looking back, I remember how painful it was to be left out because I was ugly. I used to bribe them – my gold necklace, ring, so that they would let me in. Even for a day. I used to be laughed at, pushed, called names, I had no female friends. I was hurt. I played with cars...
    beautifulbynature beautifulbynature 16-17, F Jun 22, 2011

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    When I Was Growing Up

    All through elementary school i was teased unrentlessly on my looks, i was always told i was ugly by all the guys!!(I had a uni-brow and horribly crooked teeth). I HAD is the key word a friend who was popular and didn't help the situation by asking the popular guys...
    LoveIsJesusChrist LoveIsJesusChrist 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I Was Once An Ugly Duckling.

    True story. I was fooking ugly. Mainly between the ages of 8-15. I was kind of slow growing into my own body. It wasn't balanced. At one point, my head was too big, then it was too squared, then it was too round, then my teeth were too big, then they were too far apart from each...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    When I was younger people would tell me I was

    pretty and going to grow up and be beautiful. I wish it was true . Back in 4th - 7th grade literally every boy thought I was ugly and I used to get made fun of . They would pretend to go out with me and then break up with me saying "did you really think I would date you, look...
    dawn11235 dawn11235 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I had been overweight

    since age 6, with my heaviest being 215lbs around age 13. We never really had any money, so I was never really taught how to manage my naturally curly hair very well. It was always a big frizzy mess. Just to make it even more awkward, I dressed goth for a few years too...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Most of the girls I went to high school with came from rich white suburban families. A girl in my eight grade class got a boob job as a gift from her parents for her birthday. One...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know I should not take it seriously because she's just a kid. But it made an impact on me. She called me ugly while saying I am just a pest in the house. It kinda hurt because I...
    LonerInAForest LonerInAForest 22-25, F Sep 15

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    It was A Long Time ago, I was around nine years old. I had ran away from my home. I used to beg in the streets during the day.And at night I used to sleep in abandoned flats.I used...
    yesus yesus 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Unfortunately, nothing happened of it. I was at a formal dinner, and she saw I was dozing off at the table. I just slept.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    it happened during my masters
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M Sep 23

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    Approximately thirteen years ago, a night I will never forget. It was about 3:00 am and I was sleeping in an apartment that I was housesitting for a friend. I was suddenly awakened...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    This is something that I never ever ever talk about face to face with anyone. Because I'm embarrassed about it. My friends don't know my family doesn't know although I'm pretty...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel like I poison people. I have so many ideas and thoughts I can't keep track of them. I have high expectations but set a horrible example. I am lazy, inefficient and unable to...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So my older sister is one of the prettiest girls I know. She looks like a model straight off a magazine cover. Of course I feel like the ugly sister at my high school pretty much...
    Perfection320 Perfection320 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I'm always the ugly friend no matter who I'm with.. I know it's bad but secretly I hope that something will happen my friend so I can be the pretty one and loved one for once ...
    flanbot flanbot 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    I always thought that I was ugly and unattractive, as well as unappealing to a lot of people which adds to my social anxiety. A lot of girls and just I guess people in general...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I've hated my appearance since I was in high school, and now I'm in my early 30s. I was picked on and called names for being fat yet I wasn't fat back then and was very active...
    fattynomates fattynomates 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    This is my first time posting here, having read other posts from people who feel the same as me I decided to share my thoughts. Basically im 22 born and bred in London, im straight...
    imran91 imran91 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    Hi all  Yes, I was bullied, I’m 21 and guess what? I continue to be bullied. I won’t go into the details of my past but I’ll give you a summary. Bullied from school days...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Article Fat reduction Treatments: Dr. Tantillo understands the exclusive wants and worries of sufferers who may have dropped a substantial amount of excess weight, and has the...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M Sep 5

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    I am soo ugly I turn heads for the wrong reason :/ I've been told that I'm ugly af since I was 7, and 12 years later I still get told that, but I make it seem like it doesn't...
    theHuntedOne14 theHuntedOne14 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm 16 and didn't really consider myself fat, I know I have a ugly face which is rather round and covered in spots and unattractive to look at, but this is partially solved by make...
    Decibels Decibels 16-17 Sep 20

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    All I Have to say is if you see yourself ugly but others see the beauty in you listen to those who actually see beauty in you but however don't listen to those who call you ugly...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Sep 3

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    The a single-calendar year survival rate has also improved throughout the previous twenty years or so and now sits at somewhere around 40 %. Even so, the general mesothelioma...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I always feel ugly and It's a fact that I'm ugly!!!!
    behnam11 behnam11 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    No one is ugly We are beautiful in certain ways just because we don't look like the girls or guys on the magazines doesn't make us ugly You are beautiful no matter what skin color...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Sep 20

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    This write-up clearly lays out a variety of ways that search engines like google watch inbound links when calculating rankings. This insightful put up will take you one stage...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've recently become attractive to people. I guess puberty did me a favor. I was obese, hideous, I had acne, etc. My skin is clear, I thinned out, my facial features were sharpened...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    1 year ago i was a size 8/10 i felt happy in a way, but over this year due to stress and over eating i became a size 12/14 i feel constantly horrified when i look at my body. its...
    bushybee1234 bushybee1234 18-21 1 Response Sep 9

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    For a while now, I have stopped thinking that I am ugly, I have stopped analysing what's wrong with my face. Today, I continued my old habit, which is sad, real sad. I looked into...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    For a while now, I have stopped thinking that I am ugly, I have stopped analysing what's wrong with my face. Today, I continued my old habit, which is sad, real sad. I looked into...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 12

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    I was beaten up and emotionally bullied all through school. Now, I love seeing the people that bullied me for being an 'ugly freak'. I am not ugly and of a freak means not being...
    fuerza23 fuerza23 22-25, F Sep 20

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    I've kept this in for years, unsure if this constitutes as bullying or not. Everyday I would come to school hoping that two boys in my class would not call me ugly. It would happen...
    michellerocks michellerocks 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Somewhat of a repost but I'm curious. In middle school practically everyday I would get called ugly by two boys who were not doing it to tease me, but meant it. They truly thought...
    michellerocks michellerocks 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Am I? I am not a attention seeker. I see myself as ugly asf. :c I cut and I have bpd. And I was bullied because of my appearance. Which all left me as a shell of a person, and my...
    KittyKatLuvsYhu KittyKatLuvsYhu 13-15, F Sep 3

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    Though they'll never admit to me being ugly, the guys choose me last. It's not fair, I don't have bright blonde hair, I don't have an hourglass shape, I don't have the best clothes...
    SecretWraith SecretWraith 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    What do you call a person who is butt ugly, obese, balding and hung like a hamster?? A waste of oxygen.
    1972guy 1972guy 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    i feel really ugly and ashamed
    lonelydancergirl lonelydancergirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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    Maybe because your just ugly...- Patrick Star
    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M Sep 3

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    tell me honestly if i am ugly. i dont want ur rude comments i simply want a yes or no?
    Matthew224 Matthew224 13-15, M 8 Responses Sep 7

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    My hips are disgusting, my ex hates me, I am ugly inside, I lie all day long, I never practice one thing in say on ep
    tapnotes51 tapnotes51 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    Six years of uni and never found a girl who'd touch me with a bargepole. Now I see an article that says it's easy to find sex at uni. It's complete bollocks that women are less...
    Nexile90 Nexile90 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I hate how I can't be myself. I also feel the need to label myself "fat" and "ugly". I hate society.
    supergirl01 supergirl01 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I don't think of myself as 'cute' or 'good looking' I think of myself as the exact opposite , my body is what makes me feel like this . I literally have to wear a sweater because I...
    shawny97 shawny97 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 8