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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

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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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    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Mar 24

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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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    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 surely think that I am ugly! I'm 24 years old and until now no man ever asked me on a date. I feel so left out because all of my friends have boyfriends, they are so happy with...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 15

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    Throughout my last two years of primary school I was bullied by a boy in my class. He would make personal remarks about my appearance every damn day. Back then the only advise I...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I was deeply affected by the movie "Love and other drugs" the other day. Anne Hathaway IS that film. Her performance is outstanding. Usually it's not my type of film, but I think...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    I'm ugly. Not just "ugly'" but unappealing, unattractive, awkward, nerdy, pathetic. But let's just encompass this into the word ugly. Not only am I ugly, I am also gay. I am the...
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 20

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    I was once sent to an African village school, went in quite a cocky little madam but didn't come out like that!!. My African lady teacher gave me some discipline!!. One day she...
    BabySham8 BabySham8 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    There was a time although it seams forever ago now. When my soul was full and a song it soared from deep so proud . I knew that song well for it was my own. But it has been take to...
    1soulslostsong 1soulslostsong 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Look at this bullshit... I'm so ******* ugly I don't understand why I don't look like other girls. I hate myself so much Jesus Christ
    brieok brieok 16-17, F 47 mins ago

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    My mom has hit me twice when I was a toddler. It was never anything serious, and she started to see a therapist immediately to avoid things like that to happen again. She hit my...
    Gatsbywolf Gatsbywolf 13-15, F 1 Response 31 mins ago

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    People say that I have a heart of gold and people told me I was beautiful, and I thought so too. Then the bullies started coming the daily insults where like these You are so ugly...
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    If you exist God, I just want to say thanks. Thanks for bringing me into this world an awkward only child that is so alone he slowly goes insane. The type of mental development...
    Unnkn0wn Unnkn0wn 22-25, M Jul 2

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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...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I wish I was pretty. If I was a pretty girl people would want to come and talk to me. I would never feel alone. If I was a pretty I could look in the mirror and like what I see...
    Thinsomniac Thinsomniac 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Every time when I'm walking down the street and someone looks at me, I'm like 'Please don't ******* look at me people, DON'T I'm ugly' and I don't want u guys staring at me like I...
    SomeoneHated SomeoneHated 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always thought that I'm ugly. Recently, I've thought I'm decent looking... but when I look at myself in the mirror, or see older pictures of myself, I feel sick and bad. One...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    "It's okay to cry ." "It's okay to be upset ." "It's okay to be hurt ." That's what everyone says . But they don't understand . They don't understand because it's not happening to...
    Lala1177 Lala1177 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    It sucks that ill never get married, have kids or fall in love because im so ugly , i wish people could see past that , i vow to never have kids and curse them with my ugly genes...
    sorrybouttheugly sorrybouttheugly 18-21 2 Responses Jul 6

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    well i feel very ugly , never had a gf and constantly left alone . i think its my nose or maybe just me . Though i know i am ugly at least i can move on with being...
    Aniceguyforyou Aniceguyforyou 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    No one has the right to call someone ugly. Anyone who calls someone ugly is ugly on the inside
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jul 11

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    It's destroying me from the inside out. All my life (even elementary) I've been called ugly. People always tell me my imperfections. Such as "your skin is to dark" "you got such a...
    kittymadness kittymadness 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I look ugly lots of my friends say I look ugly but I tell them I don't give a **** tho, I can't get a girlfriend because I look ugly
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    When I say I'm ugly, I mean it. I don't expect you to call me pretty or beautiful because if you really felt that way then you would've called me that before I said I was ugly.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I think I'm ugly cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz cuz NOT I never seen an ugly girl before and I'm not being mean because I'm just saying...
    FlyingAwayAndFallingApart FlyingAwayAndFallingApart 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I don't know when did this start, but I've always considered myself as an ugly person, period. No one could convince me the opposite, I don't believe them! I have the talent for...
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I've never kissed a boy. I mean I've had the chance to once but I just got so self-conscious that I couldn't. I have a raised brown mole about the size of a pencil eraser right...
    ggcatt ggcatt 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I have always been a curvy busty woman. my parents said I was skinny once but I cant honestly remember when. I have always resented my body, I cant shave as often as ide like...
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    Bleh I know I'm not even that ugly but I always feel ugly and boys don't like me and I'm awkward n ****. :/
    yuuung yuuung 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    There's nothing I can do about it. Getting over it won't make me not hate it. I hate being questioned about my gender. I hate mirrors. I just. Ugh. I can't even type with how upset...
    MissBlackrose MissBlackrose 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I'm ugly sometimes I can look good but most of the times I'm ugly
    onir onir 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 10

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    So I hate the way I look. I'm obviously too fat. My hair is blah. I have a huge nose. I just don't think I'm pretty. Or even average. I think I'm ugly. Some people say different...
    76blaze 76blaze 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    When aroused in public. Plain not ugly. Poor. Unstable. Possibly sick. Bisexual. Oversexed. Ugly as in a bad choice for a lover. It bites wayyy toooo...
    AlmostDiscarded AlmostDiscarded 46-50, M Jul 12

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    I'm ugly. Very very ugly. 😐
    AnonMily AnonMily 13-15, F Jul 16

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    Guys often show interest in me. They flirt and eventually tell me I'm pretty or whatever, but it doesn't feel genuine. I feel like most men will flirt with anyone with a vagina...
    cocopuffnation cocopuffnation 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I am so sorry but I am just tired of people that don't understand what it's like to be unattractive saying "be confident and you'll be attractive." NO. Confidence enhances what...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am so sorry but I am just tired of people that don't understand what it's like to be unattractive saying "be confident and you'll be attractive." NO. Confidence enhances what...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am so sorry but I am just tired of people that don't understand what it's like to be unattractive saying "be confident and you'll be attractive." NO. Confidence enhances what...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I am so sorry but I am just tired of people that don't understand what it's like to be unattractive saying "be confident and you'll be attractive." NO. Confidence enhances what...
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I always feel ugly I wish that I feel beautiful I wish someone would say that I am beautiful but I feel like they are lying, I feel so ugly I don't know why?! It sadden me, I can't...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19