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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    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 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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    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 31

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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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    Yeah I am actually I'm the ugliest one in my fam.
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    All of the great lines in all of the best Love stories like "Love is never having to say your sorry" and so on, are only lines, imagine if you will never telling your spouse your...
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    It's not even a second thought anymore, I need to get fatter. I get jealous looking at pictures of people who are obese, I dream of the day I'll be their size too. I have a goal of...
    enplumpen enplumpen 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I was once driving at night and I was coming up to a stoplight. The light was red, so I started to break. When I got closer to it, the light had changed to green, but for some...
    Emilia0659 Emilia0659 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So here's the thing about this time of year.. it was once my favorite time of the year, because it was filled with love, family and holiday spirit. See, I was sexually abused as a...
    willowsweep willowsweep 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I was once happy and then lost my smile forever......
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    i never had the courage to speak up for myself..because i have this feeling i'am ugly..and i cant even look in to someones eyes when i talk because that kind of makes me feel more...
    spunkywiz spunkywiz 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Yasss!! This is so true people call me cute but then when I look at myself in fat ugly and I have glasses
    Alonzoisgay Alonzoisgay 13-15, M 46 mins ago

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    I remember when it happened at my school few years ago. A young boy who attended school with me suffered greatly. His name was Luciano Toscane. The story behind his suffering was...
    Barefoot1999 Barefoot1999 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    Almost ever person on this topic think he's/she's ugly , I will try to change that Mary engelbreit once said : if you don't like something change it , if you can't change it...
    ZeroShift ZeroShift 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    27th post. So basically my husband bashed me for years and years. There were things thrown at me such as plates, glass ashtrays, tables, punches, choking, whatever he felt like at...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Looool I'll look good once in a blue moon but 99% time i look ugly
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I hate you, You are so ugly, You mean nothing to me, You make it hard for me to see, You make life hard for beauty, Oh ugly one, can't you see? Your reflection is an utter...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Dec 5

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    SO, I am a fourteen year old girl with a nineteen year old sister. We are the only children in the family. I really hate complaining but I couldn't hold this in any longer because...
    natalie12345678910 natalie12345678910 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My father and late grandma always told me I was ugly and stupid. But my mom and a lot of others said I was beautiful. I'm confused cuz when my father was r**ing me he said I was...
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    58th post. I'm back to my story and it's back. The wanting to die feeling. I hate myself, I hate this world, I am ugly, I am a doormat, I am pathetic. Nobody loves me. Such a...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's a fact that I'm ugly. My parents, sister, peers at school and even boys called me ugly. So I guess it's true. I am ugly.
    UNLOVED97 UNLOVED97 16-17, F 11 Responses Nov 25

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    I know I post this a lot, but I honestly believe that no matter what anyone says. I can't take it anymore, girls always look at me with total disgust when I'm outside, they always...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 6 Responses Nov 27

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    39th post. Snap. Good mood today, and I wonder where it has been hiding. Feel amazing, on top of the world. Goodbye yucky stuff, hello sunshine :)..I read my last two posts over...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I hate my face. I hate my body. My hair grows to fast so it gets fuzzing quickly. I have hair in my arms and legs. Everything. I have the **** everything. It's embarrassing to have...
    PandaHavenWTH PandaHavenWTH 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Right now i feel the ugliest i have ever felt through out my life. Im considered one of the "pretty" girls in my school even though i dont feel the same way anymore. I used to be...
    appetanc3 appetanc3 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If you work hard enough and don't lose sight of your dreams they will come true, but most people usually give up on this because they deem it as "impossible". Nothing is impossible...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I seldom go out with friends. yesterday went out with 3 good looking colleagues. looking at the photos they have posted later , my heart sank realizing how ugly I looked and how...
    techopeless techopeless 31-35 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Ok y'all excuse my rambling but as I am preparing to tell my boyfriend all of this I decided I'd tell y'all first as practice. (Not that it'll help any) My freshman year was...
    ThatGirl0610 ThatGirl0610 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    I am ugly and I'm going to break up with my boyfriend he deserevse some model looking girl not some ugly chick like me.
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    I keep going back to my post asking if I was attractive or not, and although the majority of the people say I am, my mind focused on the ones that said I'm ugly as ****, or I'm "eh...
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F Nov 29

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    So I feel Ugly,worthless,fat,not worth it, a mistake, waste of space, and a lot more bad stuff I just feel so bad about myself :( All the time I hate the mirror I hate what I...
    Alli13146 Alli13146 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    People ugliness is a opinion not a fact. If you think your ugly that doesn't make it anymore true. It does make you feel worse so just accept who you are because that ain't gonna...
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I feel ugly because it seems nobody is attracted to me or express any interests towards me.
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M Nov 22

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    Why do i have to be so ******* ugly¿
    bitchhtripinnXD bitchhtripinnXD 13-15, F Nov 23

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    Everyone tells me I'm beautiful and that I'm not ugly but no matter what they say I can't seem to grasp it. They're always shocked I don't have a boyfriend (only one who cheated...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I feel ugly both inside and out. I don't feel pure. I lie and cheat and have terrible work ethic with schoolwork. I don't do what I'm supposed to...I'm irresponsible. My face is...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 3 Responses Nov 26

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    My body is gross.I don't like how my face is or the skin I have.I think my voice is ugly too and my hair is too thick, I'm just too hairy. I don't like the puddle of fats in my...
    choodie choodie 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    I feel so ugly . . Yet I don't do the things that would possibly make it where people consider me beautiful .. Why can't I roll out of bed and look gorgeous like others can? Why...
    Tayylorr Tayylorr 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    Being ignored is my life. Socializing is difficult for me because no one ever wants to talk to me. My confidence is low because ppl never give me a chance to prove to them I'm not...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Nov 28

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