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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    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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    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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31, 2014

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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 61-65, M Oct 21, 2012

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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 Mar 31, 2014

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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 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 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Only once because once is enough 😏
    trapqueen0313 trapqueen0313 13-15 23 mins ago

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    All the boys always pay attention to my friends and hug them and call them pretty, but they rarely do it to me and it makes me feel gross and ugly.
    alexandrajoliexx alexandrajoliexx 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    When I knew I would be dead by morning, on July 21, 1973, I looked in the only place I had to look, and that was up. There was no way out of dying. My doctors gave up all hope. Now...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 5 hrs ago

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    since my divorce two people showed up in my life that have become important to me as far as getting through it and being on my own for the first time.one is a local friend the...
    suthrngal suthrngal 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    This experience is probably only used by teenagers who are going through a tough time. I was one of you guys, I'm still a teenager who goes through a lot of ****, but believe me...
    BMTH99 BMTH99 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have really bad BDD and I check my face in the mirror every couple of minutes. I keep a mirror by my bed at all times. I recently had a rhinoplasty and I've been obsessing about...
    Annie1234567Annie Annie1234567Annie 18-21 2 days ago

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    I think I'm am ugly !!!!! So am I ugly or not ?
    officialmarshaB officialmarshaB 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    You know your ugly when you walk into a store with your skinny beautiful friend and the employees only talk to her. And then you tell her how the employees talked to her and not me...
    whenyourinmyshoes whenyourinmyshoes 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Look, I know I'm not THAT ugly but being a regular woman, I compare myself, my physique to other females on the street. We're all the same and we judge each other-including...
    Kbrabbit Kbrabbit 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've gotten blocked For being ugly, true story
    Hotdudez78 Hotdudez78 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know im ugly I've accepted it
    Hotdudez78 Hotdudez78 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    why ? I know I am but why ? am I that ugly ? ppl don't realize how much I hurt when they say that to me ??
    jadasmith24 jadasmith24 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I read these stories of beautiful people who just woke up one day and decided they were ugly. Nothing happened, they woke up and started hating themselves. That's so sad. It's one...
    oerall oerall 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know I'm ugly so what? I'm still smiling even I'm ugly lol yay😍
    tyraxx56 tyraxx56 18-21, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been trying to find physical characteristics that I like about myself, so I stop thinking I'm ugly. So far, I like my lips. For anyone else who thinks they're ugly, you...
    TrafalgarLaw TrafalgarLaw 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It the worse when you notice your older brother and sister are more photogenic and handsomeprettyer than you. Your just like why they get the goergous genes.
    CuteButTheDevil CuteButTheDevil 16-17, F a week ago

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    Sorry for bad english.I'm ugly, sickly skinny and terrible. It makes my life lame. I thought I'll get over how ****** up I look like through high school, but I am 18 now, and it's...
    MagikKillerQueen MagikKillerQueen 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am a 27 year old woman. I am intelligent, caring, outgoing , I think I am quite funny. However, I think that people don't give a **** about a person's qualities. Looks are so...
    anonia anonia 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 22

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    I was actually randomly looking through the Internet for help on this topic and I found this website! First the long exposition, then the problem, then a solution. In the summer...
    BubbaFiddyFour BubbaFiddyFour 22-25, F Jul 21

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    I'm so tired of this I am sick of waking up everyday and feeling like I look disgusting it hurts a lot I'm tired of it all I just want to be beautiful like those girls in the...
    jollymonnn jollymonnn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    There will be times I think I'm ugly and other times I 'think' I'm pretty. But I honestly feel like I'm ugly. That's why no one talks to me in person.
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I think I am ugly. No one wants to ask me out on a date. In school I was called ugly and having germs. It's still hurts. Am not sure what to change about my appearance. Any ideas?
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Okay I have to say that we all have inner beauty!! It does not matter how ugly or pretty on the outside but what matters is the inside!! #WeCanMakeAChange!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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    A couple of experiences I had that I remember. When I was in year 7 I had I slight crush on this girl, word got around. Word got back to me that she wanted to ask me out, but the...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I am an ugly duckling that will never be a swan.
    Foxie913 Foxie913 41-45, F Jul 19

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    People often say I am ugly I look like a man am so tired of it and no one understands when I say something to people it's ur just hearing things ur crazy I don't know what to do...
    Piscesdreams Piscesdreams 26-30, F Jul 19

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    Just spent the past 30 minutes photo shopping my face. The before and after is such a difference. I makes me really want to try make up but the I'm to insecure to even buy makeup...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    even if I wake up put my makeup on and everyone tells me how pretty or how beautiful I look I still feel ugly!! why is that? I want to know why! I want to feel pretty!!!!!!!!!
    jessica1023 jessica1023 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    hi i'm new here. i'm izzy :) today i'll be writing about how much i hate my face. i have struggled with acne for 3 years (I'm 14) and I've been using a special acne medicine for...
    moonbewwie moonbewwie 13-15, F Jul 16

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    It was 5 years ago. A kid told me I was ugly and I was trying too hard to be pretty when I'm not. A part of me wanted to punch her right in the face but I remembered she's just a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 16

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    I really hate it when people don't finish their sentences like when that say i,m pretty with out your pretty ugly. I hate perverts that think they can take advantage of the...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F Jul 15

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    I personally don't think of myself as an attractive person. I basically grew up thinking that if I didn't have a skinny body or hair on my face, I wasn't attractive. I was about 10...
    adeelakhan101a adeelakhan101a 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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