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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31, 2014

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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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    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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    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

    I have always had a lot of insecurities. I never felt good/smart/beautiful enough. But I was getting better since the beginning of school year 2014/15. I started feeling more...
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    My mother's biggest achievement in life is her beauty . Or what it once was. Now she an obese, short woman - still graceful though. Her beauty when she was my age is My plight...
    Kolum Kolum 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is the ugly hat I wear to keep my hair "styled" this way. hahahahaha Also, there's bits of hair sticking out everywhere and it makes me want to high pitch scream in an empty...
    SkylerAsh SkylerAsh 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    on days where I'm not feeling pretty, ppl will compliment me, on those days, I have no idea if they are serious or not? I dont always c myself as ugly, but i dont always c myself...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So apparently they have dating sites for the ugly and unattractive. Who would have thought of such a thing? I'm thinking about it, but I'm still hesitant. Perhaps if a woman puts...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    My best friend is the star volleyball player who shows up on local TV a lot. People call her Volleybelle because she models on the side earning thousands of dollars per shoot and...
    Kittymeow7 Kittymeow7 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I am ugly, but I am also proud. Kinda like Spongebob right? Of course I do not see myself as ugly. In my eyes, I am quite beautiful in my own unique way. But sadly that's not...
    elsamuel elsamuel 22-25, M Aug 26

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    I just want to get some things off my chest because I can't tell anyone in real life, especially about the plastic surgery. Here goes, put your emo shades on. (And for the love of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 26

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    I was 165 two years ago and now am 222 and love the feeling and changes. I want to get to 250 by winter.
    chubbyhubby250 chubbyhubby250 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Silently crying to myself under my covers because I'm ugly. I hate the way I look. No matter what I tell myself & what people tell me I still feel like such an ugly ******. Really...
    CryingMyselfToSleep CryingMyselfToSleep 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I am writing this to shed light on domestic violence and what happened to me. At first it was only on my Facebook and was set to "Friends Only" but I am now making it public and...
    Taylor62298 Taylor62298 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Me. Unfortunately. I'm too ugly to show my whole face. If I did, I would break the camera lense.
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I just wanna look normal. Have a normal face, a normal body. Someone people won't look at and think, how ugly that girl is. I can't bear to look at mirrors or pictures with my...
    Kittymeow7 Kittymeow7 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    thougH I Like it when wOMen tell men they are ugly..
    wrestlingwithhope wrestlingwithhope 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I was once kidnapped by my home girl I came home one day after work and I went to bed I was woken up by her tightly wrapping duct tape around my mouth and she had snuck ropes...
    tapegaggedisbest tapegaggedisbest 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Well i hate when anyone tells a person they're ugly. Women do it to so i think this group should be called "I Hate When People Tell Others They're Ugly" Just my opinion.
    TheMidNightCrow TheMidNightCrow 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Being ugly just plain sucks but what adds to the suckiness of being ugly is the dating game. Just because I'm ugly doesn't mean I don't want to date, but I'm a realist, and I know...
    Answerswouldbenice Answerswouldbenice 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I the ugliest thing on earth when I text people and they just make a Lie that they can't text me because I'm so ugly and even some people just block me out I just want a...
    gayguy123467 gayguy123467 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Soo i'm meeting up with a guy this week, we've met online but never seen each other in real life... Which has triggered all my insecurities. I do post pictures of myself online but...
    ThinkerBeast ThinkerBeast 16-17, F Aug 20

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    Not only I feel , everyone feels it . Even my family also say that I'm ugly .. I just don't know why other people saw me , they straight away looking down the floor .. I feel sad...
    DorisNg DorisNg 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Its just so hard to be the ugliest one especially when they complain about how they're fat and how they're ugly when they aren't. I don't really like my face but every ones like...
    nignig1 nignig1 18-21 Aug 19

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    From grade school to high school i was called ugly, ( thats what like 10 years?), no girl i have every been with said anything about my looks, and have keloid on my chest and back...
    zerofivenosh zerofivenosh 26-30 Aug 18

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    I'm an ugly old man. I don't feel old but time has slipped buy. I'm just an ugly single lower middle class white guy. I think being ugly is worse than being poor or stupid. I would...
    monkeyl1v3r monkeyl1v3r 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    We were out as a group, my wife and I with her brother and fiance', and having drinks at a waterfront festival this last weekend. When I picked up the bill, it was paid by an...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55, T 5 Responses Aug 18

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    I can't help it and I didn't make myself that way either! Some of you know my circumstances and you just don't care! You still have the nerve to bother to call me "Ugly"... I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 17

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    I really don't think I am, but I know I'm not conventionally beautiful. Other people have called me ugly. I had two pen pals who both stopped writing me after we exchanged pictures...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I first started feeling ugly at a young age. I had goofy teeth and was very shy and unconfident. My family picked on me too. I got bullied throughout primary n high school. Boys...
    braingarden braingarden 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    - I am ugly physically - I am ugly personality wise - I am an introvert - I live in my head with my "demons" - I am numb - I have always been alone - 30 years old. Never had a GF...
    benumbed benumbed 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I was bullied ever since I was a little kid, it hurts because I felt like I would never get a break from all the teasing. It went on from the time I was in the second grade until I...
    georgiapeach1995 georgiapeach1995 18-21, F 15 Responses Aug 16

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    My experience of abuse is most likely not as bad as most people's but I'd still like to share.. The first time I was abused by my dad was when I came home late from a friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm having two weeks holiday in this fantastic resort. This morning I chose a sun lounger and started to set it up. Very briefly I noticed that there is this young lady sunbathing...
    DearMartian DearMartian 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 16

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    When I was a child,I am normal-looking,but everyday im getting ugly.What's worse,I hate this people that humiliates me,my friends can't save me from that.I was like"soon i will hid...
    DogLover458 DogLover458 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 16