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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

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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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    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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    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And it's been way too long :/
    tasha456 tasha456 16-17, F Aug 25

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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...
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    Before, i was unable to tell this story. It was very hard. The only way i have managed to come through in speaking of it was to talk to a friend about it, then soon another friend...
    iris801 iris801 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    When your friends all look gorgeous and you just feel like a loser next to them. I don't think looks are everything but I've been called ugly so many times and it hurts. I was...
    Anya00 Anya00 18-21, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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 4 hrs ago

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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 13 hrs ago

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    It was supposed to be a good day today because my friend made me feel pretty by making my hair soft and putting face masks on but when I got home, the first thing my stupid stepdad...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 13-15, F 31 mins ago

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    Size 16 but I feel attractive. I love the way men look at me. I dress appropriately as never expose too much. I notice those looks because it's not an all out ogling creepy stare...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Ughh so ugly! Have u seen those girls with blue eyes and blonde hair :(
    charmandbeauty charmandbeauty 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Eww so ugly :( have u seen those pretty tall girls with long hair
    charmandbeauty charmandbeauty 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't say that I'm beautiful or anything but I get compliments very frequently about how pretty some people think I am . but about a year or two ago I went through a very...
    AkuYamine AkuYamine 13-15, F Aug 22

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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...
    SgtRecker06 SgtRecker06 16-17, M 2 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 1 day ago

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    I'm skinny. I'm like a pencil. However, I have a stomach. I could run for a month and lose it. It's not that serious, but I look in the mirror at my face and my body and I feel...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I've never thought I was the attractive one. Boys showed me attention, but only because I have a nice butt...beyond that.....not at all. Now I have a boyfriend.....on our first...
    sweetloaf sweetloaf 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 1

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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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    I've been dating "Jacob" for 10 months. I've only been thinking I him until a couple weeks ago when I went to my new school and I met "t". T and I started hanging out a lot and I...
    dcBVB dcBVB 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    Wouldn't it be amazing if you had to weigh a certain amount to get into this prestigious school where everyone just gorges on food all day long? Like once you get accepted you're...
    GrowingGirl98 GrowingGirl98 16-17, F 5 mins ago

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    Lying twelve kilometres from Male Global airport, friends will likely be whisked for their vacation spot on the 15 moment helicopter or seaplane trip wherever they could attain a...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Using a mirrored centre doorway, the two outer doors feature a framed fashion for added Visible attraction... what greater way to draw interest for the designer-style steel handles...
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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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    Everyone around me is so beautiful! I see good things in every person. I only see their good side and I don't focus on their bad side at all. I live in Australia and everyone here...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I think I am ugly my family say that I am not but that is what family always say People at school and everywhere think I am ugly I hear them talk about me and I hate it why can't I...
    anestacia anestacia 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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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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    I feel really ugly. I can't look myself in the mirror. It's too hideous to look at... I hate looking at pictures of myself... I hate taking pictures on snap chat and looking at...
    jm4life jm4life 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I think the biggest thing that stops me from reaching out to someone and becoming their partner/lover is my hatred for my appearance. I feel dogged down by it. I feel and look ugly...
    mp446 mp446 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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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 70+, F 2 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 6 Responses Sep 12

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    So my dumbass feels the need to post on the "am i ugly" sub forum of reddit. Yeah...I know. Though non-existent at the time I feel like some sort of my consciousness should have...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 25

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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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