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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Over the past few weeks I have had a large jump in my weight gain. I had not weighed myself in a few days and was surprised this morning when I saw that I weighed 240 pounds. This...
    coolsean1 coolsean1 18-21, M 1 Response May 1

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    Seems that way! I was a size zero with a flat stomach only a few months ago. Tried on my work out clothes today. Definitely can't exercise in these. I guess I'll sit on the couch...
    missimo missimo 26-30, F 3 Responses May 11

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    My self esteem is low and as I get older it gets worse.
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M 1 Response May 11

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    Nobody thinks ain't he same person. For the past 6 years, I barely said anything to anyone and then this year, I had to let out what I've needed to say for those 6 years. Yes...
    Lackoflogic Lackoflogic 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    Well not everyday but over the last 2-3 years . I am not ashamed to say I love it , all of it , changing shape , new curves , bigger clothes , even the teasing . I have also...
    Roundness Roundness 41-45, F 4 Responses May 11

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    I used to be the shyest person in the world and I still am around new people but if i am with friends am the loudest person in the grouphahah
    EmmaWilliamss EmmaWilliamss 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    bullied thru elementary school thru middle school, thru high school and still getting bullied , but not so much. Anyway how it all started? I'll tell you, my name! yes my name as...
    MoonPrincessBetty MoonPrincessBetty 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I was once very unstable, emotionally and mentally, and not very reliable. After years of mental health issues, sometimes severe, I could be paranoid, manipulative, jealous...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 4 Responses May 14

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    I just saw a riveting movie, Midnight in Paris. The only thing I regret it's not seeing it earlier. I remember how much i avoided it and I misjugded it only by its cover...
    onenico onenico 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    Not a good week, but then what is a good week? I'm still alive and have a job so I suppose that makes it not all bad, I'm on my second glass of red wine as I'm sure I read this...
    dustydaisy dustydaisy 51-55, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I grew up in a very bad neighbourhood. As a result i would frequently be exposed to some sort of assault or violence. I was once kidnapped by a man two blocks from my house when i...
    here2shareAll here2shareAll 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My parents always tell me I'm beautiful, but come on, they're my PARENTS. What else are they supposed to say? It doesn't help that my mom criticizes everything about me physically...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Looks are quite subjective...a genuine smile might be all it takes to be beautiful. Still... I don't really care about that. There's always going to be glaring things that're...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 1 Response May 2

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    I am the ugly sister. I feel so trapped! My whole life I've constantly been told how ugly I am compared to her. About 2 years ago I found a wonderful boyfriend who treats me well...
    UghGugaMuga UghGugaMuga 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I am not extremely fat but still fat and I am really ugly. Yellow teeth, pimpled face, and being fat with a huge face just make these look worse. Every time people would try to...
    perxatkins perxatkins 18-21, F May 5

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    I try to shy away from this experience, but I can't deny the truth. It's not necessarily the fact that I hate being ugly. It's the fact that humans are repulsed by my appearance. I...
    Answerswouldbenice Answerswouldbenice 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12

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    If you feel ugly or hate the way you look then look take a good look in the mirror! Still feel ugly? Then get a better mirror! Still feel ugly? Look closer. Then look into your...
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    Why can't I, for once, be beautiful to everyone that sees me? I hate this body I was born into. I hate pretending that I'm happy in my body, because I'm not. I hate how no one...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    You're fat Your nose is to big You're too skinny Your hair is outrageous You have no curves You had to have surgery You're not what you want to be. You see everything about...
    artsydarling artsydarling 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Rarely see cute. In my face. Or body. Unless pushed by others. Or a story made by me. But. Shaved proved age robs cute. Was cuter in 05. And last year. But...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    I never look at myself in the mirror. I hate my body, I hate my face, I hate the way I look and there is nothing I can do about it. I am a ugly guy that no woman wants. I have been...
    atr7887 atr7887 26-30, M May 6

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    Someone might as well just k!ll me.... No one likes me... My sisters treat me like crap they team up on me and they're my dad's favorite so it's like I don't exist... I'm ugly I'm...
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 5 Responses May 12

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    Eversince i was born, i've ALWAYS been so insecure about my looks. During my middle school years i would cry at night alone wishing to be pretty (one of my wish back then). I was...
    Ebtitel001 Ebtitel001 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    I get called that name everyday. Even some of my neighbors refer to me as "that ugly lady down the block". I'm 29, pretty much had a screwed life, still is screwed. I have a...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Maybe it's years of abuse, that I've began to believe what people were saying. I'm a twin, fraternal, non identical, and whilst I was at school I over heard people talking about me...
    AlfaCough AlfaCough 22-25, M 1 Response May 1

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    I am fat, I'll accept that, however I am not comfortable with calling myself ugly. Just last September I posted here exclaiming how unattractive and huge I was, but today, I think...
    Airella013 Airella013 18-21, F 3 Responses May 3

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    I haven't felt beautiful in a while. I put on a dress today n my body felt pretty but I hated my face. My whole face is so swollen from crying. I noticed this morning I was trying...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Not my face, my mind but then again ain't it funny I feel guilty at the most random normal judgmental thoughts so I was called beautiful and too pure by some people who I told my...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 1 Response May 12

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    I think I am ugly ! Really !! :(
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    i always feel like i am that ugly girl on my class
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Currently dealing with being ungodly ugly, nasty family, and high school. So the same as always I guess :/
    pizzafacedfag pizzafacedfag 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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