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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    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 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    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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    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 31

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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 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 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

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    Most of the girls I went to high school with came from rich white suburban families. A girl in my eight grade class got a boob job as a gift from her parents for her birthday. One...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    It was A Long Time ago, I was around nine years old. I had ran away from my home. I used to beg in the streets during the day.And at night I used to sleep in abandoned flats.I used...
    yesus yesus 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Unfortunately, nothing happened of it. I was at a formal dinner, and she saw I was dozing off at the table. I just slept.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 1

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    When I was in grade 10 and started at a new high school, the second day I had s*x with three guys, then the next week had sex with another three and felt up by a lot more. They...
    muffin93 muffin93 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    it happened during my masters
    tarjawhore tarjawhore 22-25, M Sep 23

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    I found this on the Internet and its kind of long, but I think it sums up my feelings well. It also gave me a unique perspective that I never thought of before. Maybe God made me...
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    As i sit here and type this post I am in disbelief. I recently found out that the person I was once married to and been with for 5 years is gay. I recently discovered an email he...
    Distraught89 Distraught89 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This is something that I never ever ever talk about face to face with anyone. Because I'm embarrassed about it. My friends don't know my family doesn't know although I'm pretty...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 29

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    So when I was a child I was so lonely and I had one friend and the rest who I was with hated me or they thought that I was to ugly to hang out with. When I got older I got some...
    jooha jooha 16-17 3 Responses Oct 3

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    For some reason I just wasn't the type of person people wanted to be friends with. Ostracised before even starting school: I was not welcome into groups, snubbed by people, was...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F a week ago

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    It was a cold night, I was feeling very empty and hopeless. Pride had become a very huge issue in my life, given the hand I'd been dealt it was only natural to build myself up and...
    Brohawk Brohawk 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    There was once when I was 7-8 , my mom had to go overseas to visit her relatives who had just fallen sick, and my dad was also in a business trip. So my aunt came to take care of...
    VannessaWilliam VannessaWilliam 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like I poison people. I have so many ideas and thoughts I can't keep track of them. I have high expectations but set a horrible example. I am lazy, inefficient and unable to...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    My mother abused me: During most of my childhood my mother didn't even really spank me or anything. However, once I hit my teens she started to become physically and verbally...
    rdawes rdawes 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I should really get rid of Facebook. At least the account that has "friends" on it. Somebody got back into their MySpace account so they were sharing all of the pictures from there...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F Oct 3

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    I hate it. I wish there was a way that you could tell if your child was going to turn out ugly so they could just kill me while I'm a baby.I'm tired of getting called ugly almost...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I believe we must try everything just once, then having done it, we then have the experience to share and help others.
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am wishing that the men who have rejected even having general conversations with me because I am ugly would at least tell me I was right instead of going silent. Something like...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 6

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    an i ugly or pretty tell the truth
    bieberlove90 bieberlove90 16-17, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have days when I don't feel so ugly...when I could care less that people refuse to sit next to me on the bus, that no one will ever date me and that I'm stuck in a low paying...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel ugly just ugly Not really ugly theres just much effort in living and im soo poor,Im not poor but I have to work like a lot and times have been hard now Im making two...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F Oct 3

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    I love this experience title! Whoever made it, you're hilarious. Good job. About my experience. If you've read my other experiences, you already know that I'm a twenty year old...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Well, I once was. A partial of my beauty was taken away from me due to a motorcycle accident. Not a partial I guess just bits and pieces People still look at me like I'm very...
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge 18-21 Oct 4

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    Well, I once was. A partisl but of my beauty was taken away from me due to a motorcycle accident.People still look at me like I'm very pretty but I hate the reactions they gave me...
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge 18-21 1 Response Oct 4

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    Honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. You have to have ugly, to balance out any sort of beauty you may have, inside and out. My eyes are really quite uneven and my neck is...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    People call me ugly.... Am I ugly....?? I want to know what other people think.... I'm not trying to fish for compliments like people say. People seriously call me ugly and I want...
    He1111 He1111 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm getting sick of this now. I will admit, I am 14, 15 in January, I am 5'4" and 13 and a half stone. This means, I am short and fat. And I am DONE with how many people call me...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I don't think I'm ugly I know I'm ugly people say it all the ******* time that why I didn't use a real ******* picture for my profile pic
    blackpower15 blackpower15 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I know I'm ugly... But sometimes I think I'm slightly above ugly.
    Cualitee Cualitee 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Is it hard to ask to just be pretty for once.
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F Oct 11

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    Like for example.....I feel ugly right now! But I always feel ugly it's something you can't change unless you have enough money for plastic surgery which I don't and even if I did...
    MaryAlias MaryAlias 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I recently became a mom (my daughter will be turning 1 on Oct 17th) and lately I've been feeling more and more ugly. I'm a stay-at-home mom so I don't go out unless it's necessary...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    What do you call a person who is butt ugly, obese, balding and hung like a hamster?? A waste of oxygen.
    1972guy 1972guy 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I've kept this in for years, unsure if this constitutes as bullying or not. Everyday I would come to school hoping that two boys in my class would not call me ugly. It would happen...
    michellerocks michellerocks 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Somewhat of a repost but I'm curious. In middle school practically everyday I would get called ugly by two boys who were not doing it to tease me, but meant it. They truly thought...
    michellerocks michellerocks 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I know I am Ugly don't need to be reminded. I was walking in the store as two guys were walking by me they were making puking sounds. Wish this life was over.
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    It's stupid but I never really got over it. But anyways I would get bullied a lot in elementary school. I had a really tough time reading in the beginning and a lot of kids would...
    bored25123 bored25123 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    It can't get worse then you're father telling you that you would look good in your prom pics if you were skinny . He says he is not suprised anymore that I'm single he expects it...
    brokenglass299 brokenglass299 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 21

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    I'm an ugly mess and I hate myself a lot. Wooooo.
    kaleyrose kaleyrose 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21