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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

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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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    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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    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 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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    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F 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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    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 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I had super short boy hair and braces and huge glasses D: people made fun of me in middle school and called me a nerdy virgin girl :/ ah well who cares now lol
    MarieMe21 MarieMe21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I once had a long distance relationship with a wonderful woman. We used to talk every night, often until two or three in the morning. If the night was clear, we would both look...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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    So i already posted 1 story. And now is time for my 2nd story.Belive me it is really hard for me to talk about this.It started when I was with my friends and having a small party...
    StayStrong4ever123 StayStrong4ever123 13-15, F Jan 18

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    I like a game and these kids much older than me, called me obsessive and a loser I never told anyone till now
    fnafplayer12 fnafplayer12 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I was called ugly by a 6th grader yesterday. Wow okay.
    stacyjean99 stacyjean99 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    I was told that I was weird just because my shoes, I was told I was fat because I didn't have the hour glass figure, I was toled I was ugly cause I have acne, I've been through...
    Reay2002 Reay2002 13-15 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    I found this online and thought its not fair to feel like this, but I am happy I am not the only one who feels this way or stuff like this just don't happen to me! I am in good...
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    70th post...Well here I am, first day of 2015, sitting in my lounge, typing on laptop, and crying like my heart is breaking. I don't even know what happened, it happened so fast...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I used to believe the government's view of events. I no longer believe men in a cave carried on the 9/11 attacks. Everything in history is based on bullshit. 9/11 was an inside job...
    mengetpedicures mengetpedicures 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    Since high school, my friends had always been prettier than me. They fix their hair cutely and put on some powder every now and then. But then there I was, powders once a day and...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Warning This Is A Rant; I really hate this part of been a girl :( the need of constant reminder that we are wanted and loved by someone. Why as humans we need that? The wanted...
    PandaaMee PandaaMee 22-25, F Jan 7

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    There are nearly no relatives I like. They treat me like garbage. But I have one cousin who I'd only met once, but I'd always ask to talk to him too when I'd talk to my aunt. It...
    compassionateear compassionateear 46-50 1 Response Jan 9

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    A lot of times. Sometimes I think maybe I don't see myself for who I am. I am ugly. That's probably true. Maybe I am just not easy and that is why I don't attract men. I hate to...
    individualfreedom individualfreedom 26-30 2 Responses Jan 5

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    When I was in the eighth grade a bunch of girls would tell me on Facebook how I was the ugliest girl to exist. One time a girl told me no one would ever have sex with me because I...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Ask yourself first, why do you think or feel that you are ugly? really dig deep. Like where is this feeling or thought coming from. You know I have once felt that way, and there...
    codeyellow codeyellow 26-30, F Jan 18

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    People get so bent out of shape when you say you're ugly. Like it's such a taboo to actually be aware of and admit that you are indeed ugly. People say "No you're not! That's a...
    themikerose themikerose 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I went into the salon & I've been really considering changing my look. I was thinking of getting a perm. and the lady touched my hair to take a look and said it was ugly.. that my...
    flamedvelvet flamedvelvet 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've never been called anything but ugly...so I guess I am. No one talks to me, probably because they can't stand my stupid ugly face...And I'm not just ugly outside, I'm ugly...
    Itagami Itagami 16-17 1 Response Jan 6

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    Everyone else says how beautiful and pretty i am but I just don't see it all I see when I look in the mirror is an ugly fat girl, I wish I could see even 1% of what they see but...
    Alli13146 Alli13146 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I don't feel ugly and fat, I am ugly and fat. I can't change the shape of my body, I mean: no matter how much weight I lose, I will always have a "fat shape". No matter how thin I...
    L4N4 L4N4 31-35 1 Response Jan 5

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    Since I remember, I have always felt ugly. My family would always say how beautiful my cousins were but would never say this about me. I have cellulite despite of being naturally...
    NarcissaBlack NarcissaBlack 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I suppose it doesn't matter now that we broke up, but I still feel it gripping on to me. My girlfriend was bi-polar, depression and family trouble. She was my first love, and it...
    Inviticus Inviticus 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    I shouldn't. I have a loving boyfriend who tells me I'm beautiful all the time, but I do feel that it's empty. Especially when he turned around the other day and told me "I love...
    BluenetteDiviner BluenetteDiviner 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I lived in Brighton for about eight years and as I was born in Egypt and was able to speak Egyptian Arabic I went to the arabic churches in Brighton .one of them was evangelical...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I text females and they don't respond? Why am I ugly I don't come off aggressive or anything I just say hey (: or wassup (: so I guess I look ugly
    Youngstar99 Youngstar99 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    My face is so unattractive too meaty face that is not supported properly by bone structure, no jawline zany no eyebrow bone I cannot even explain how weird my facial features are...
    Imoveryou Imoveryou 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I'm not fishing for compliments or pity. I am turning 17 in a few weeks and I'm ugly. I'm short and it doesn't help that I'm Canadian-born Chinese. Errr. But my face I what bothers...
    asdnklghty asdnklghty 16-17, M Jan 4

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    I get called ugly a lot. More fat than ugly, but obviously if they're calling me fat, they also think I'm ugly. People are ********....
    DoctorWhatxx DoctorWhatxx 22-25, F Jan 10

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    Why do people call me ugly! I get called ugly every day I'm sick of it Maybe if I just go away no one would call me ugly anymore
    AloneGirl13 AloneGirl13 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    Sometimes when I look at myself in the mirror, I compliment myself, thinking I'm pretty. In the end, I honestly think I am ugly and no good enough for anyone. Growing up I never...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F Jan 10

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    Is this like a natural teen thing? I know I'm not ugly or not that ugly. I've been told I'm handsome, hot, and sexy (LOL). I'm not saying I'm that at all, I'm just saying I'm not...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Am I pretty I seriously don't know I think I'm ugly My brother away call me ugly Am I ugly???
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 87 Responses a week ago

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    I think the reason why I'm such a ****** person now has to do with how I was treated as a kid. Sometimes I tell people of my past and they tell me, "It was just elementary school...
    TryingToLiveLife TryingToLiveLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Ugly so so so ugly :) :/ :-(
    EmojiGirl EmojiGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm constantly told by people at school and people In like that in an ugly cow... And I don't know what to believe anymore.. Am I really that ugly?
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 70 Responses Jan 5

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    Well I don't think, I know I'm ugly. I'm tired of being ugly and creepy and coming on to strong. :( I just want to love and be loved and I do it all wrong and have no idea how to...