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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    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 Mar 31, 2014

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    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 31, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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 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, 2014

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    I use to get made fun of

    when I was younger for a long time. I think that's why I am the way I am. And sometimes I still feel that way...
    amadchic amadchic 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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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    Yes, definitely right. I am the only ugly duckling in my family, they all look gorgeous except me. I am so jealous right now, I want to be like them even my mom. She's the goddess...
    iiEdieCupcakeii iiEdieCupcakeii 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    Well, twice, but I was in the first one three times. It was sort of just for fun that way.
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    You may be shaking your head at this experience. I mean, what the heck would a 13-15 year old know about love? If I were somebody else, I’d brush this story aside into the...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 6 Responses Feb 3

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    Well a Quaker actually. Which is loosely Christian. Then I, after encountering many other "religious" Christians from Catholics to Methodists to Pentecostals in my life, then went...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M Feb 21

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    i grew up being fat and looking like a boy. all of my girl friends were skinny and pretty. i was made fun of my whole life. i lost weight i changed a lot i started getting a lot of...
    Leona1983 Leona1983 31-35, F Feb 5

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    I go to school with so many pretty girls. My friends are really pretty too. I just want to be a pretty girl. Not hot or sexy. Just soft, pretty, beautiful. One of the adorable...
    MissBlackrose MissBlackrose 16-17, F Feb 14

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    I have been hearing lots of alerts of young girls going missing or being assaulted or murdered and it breaks my heart cause I still remember how I felt during my ordeal at 16 and...
    brookeluv4evr brookeluv4evr 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I've met quite a few shallow people out there. One of them is my lecturer. He just got transferred to my uni and I gotta say, his introduction was quite irritating. " I can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I honestly feel I'll never look the way I'm supposed to, in this society... I've never been pretty, or skinny. Living in this society is rough, especially as a girl. You have to...
    makailafish makailafish 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ugly people just don't have much of a chance in life do we? Everywhere we go there are so many beautiful people and so how do we have even the slightest of chances to fit in or be...
    WeAreButDustAndShadows WeAreButDustAndShadows 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I am too ugly to be alive I am so on ugly I can't even walk outside without being criticized I am so ugly that I could make a priest hold up his Bible and preach and pray because...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Lately I've been feeling quite ugly. Fat and ugly. I have always had my good days and bad days, but recently I've been really depressed about it because I've felt like I'm nothing...
    jolieember12 jolieember12 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I have a HUGE issue. I put all my effort on concentrating on people's facial feautres,height, body. If I find them ugly it hurts me. I NEVER used to see people this way. I care...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M Feb 15

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    It was the star of the school year, my physics teacher was telling us about reflection and mirrors and stuff as an introduction to the new topic. He said "if I look into the mirror...
    JustTilly JustTilly 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I was born with genetic eye bags, not just those little puffy bags under your eyes most people get when they're tired. Or that purple discoloration people get under their eyes that...
    imauglyteen imauglyteen 22-25, F Feb 5

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    It's not even think.....no.....I KNOW i'm ugly. I wish that people would accept me for who I am on the inside, I'm spent so much time and effort cultivating intelligence, I walk...
    kevin1138 kevin1138 16-17, M 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Depends on the days. Sometimes I feel so ugly and unattractive with those dark circles... I have someone who tells me I'm beautiful; but I don't know if he says that because he...
    Brego Brego 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    Am i anorexic? i eat less than 400 calories a day. the past 4 days ive ate around 300 cals. i eat once a day, dinner or lunch. i dont eat anything i dont know the calories from...
    roselain roselain 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    i feel like 95% of the human race think ourselves are ugly.. mostly likly 'cause were so used to the way we look, thats why were always changing up our style and looks? i just...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    my sister has always been the pretty one.. the one with the blue eyes, the one that everybody said should be a model. and me, im nothing. the brown eyed ugly one. my boyfriend says...
    jazmin2dope jazmin2dope 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Today I was out with my friend, we met a guy and we started talking. Actually it was just me who talked to him because my friend was texting with her boyfriend. I really liked the...
    sara722 sara722 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And I'm not doing this for attention, this is truly how I feel about myself. All these people tell me they think I'm cute or beautiful, and because I don't wanna be rude I just...
    DessyLove DessyLove 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know a lot of other grown women have, or have had, this problem, and there is no lying about that (unless you are in denial). Like pretty much, or at all, my whole life I have...
    ironiclaconic ironiclaconic 18-21 3 days ago

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    Currently in the biggest weight of my life. I am 16 years old. I grew with average body/weight. Not until when I was 12 years old. I got kidney disease. It made me thinner. And I...
    francine1204 francine1204 16-17, F Feb 5

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    Today I took a good look at my self and decided the reason no one wants me is because I am physically ugly and fat. I smile and have a kind personality but the physical...
    thedeadprincess thedeadprincess 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Like Im honestly to the point where I want to cut my face off.... Today I thought I looked good then when I put on my glasses and looked ~.~ I seen how ugly I actually was
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I was not always fat but the order I got I kept gaining weight. It didn't become a problem until high school, and I would say I still looked okay but I have gained twenty more...
    fatgirl95 fatgirl95 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I wish I was pretty like my sisters they don't have to do anything and they are pretty I am just the ugly fat child no one likes
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    yes i'm ugly i used to hate it now it doesn't really bother me if anyone hate ugliness it is their problem they can deal with it
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I live in Japan. And everyday the world is saying that "You're fat! You're Ugly!"everytime I will see those skinny white japanese girls.
    francine1204 francine1204 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    i know im the ugliest girl in this world everything in me is very big .. my nose , my lips and my chin. my face is very long and i hate it. its very sad to feel like that , but...
    neyah20 neyah20 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I struggle through everyday life with the thought I'm ugly in my mind. It is so hard to go around everyday and think of yourself In a negative way. I have always wanted to be...
    briannalynn190 briannalynn190 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    I hate at the end of the day and I take my make up off and I'm just like "sigh, back to being ugly again"
    Pooh1993 Pooh1993 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10