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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 7 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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    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 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'm afraid to walk out of the house, because I don't want anyone to see my hideous face. I just took some pictures of myself and they're truly hideous. How can I work through...
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    and I still am shy but not as bad as I used to be
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    I was the shy quiet kid, when someone began bullying me I got angry pretty easily and never reacted well or handled it well...so that made more people come and mess with me. It was...
    Jason947 Jason947 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Plain n' simple. I'm not the pretty girl at school at all, every time I'm friends with or sit next to the pretty girl of course all the time the boys give them the attention. Fml...
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    Both of my half - sisters are very pretty. I am the weird ugly duckling of the family. In some ways this is bad and in other ways it's okay to be different and strange.
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    Messy, sort of There are parts of me that really have it all together. I function, pretty good all things considered. I have great purpose. I am the most fit physically that I've...
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