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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

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    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 31, 2014

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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 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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    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 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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    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 56-60, M Oct 21, 2012

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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 hope this app helps me I never told anyone this so it will give some relief I guess.... so this was when I started secondary school.. so I started secondary school 3 years ago...
    Anastasia6006 Anastasia6006 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Deadinsideguy Deadinsideguy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    my dream: i was at my grandpa house my dad was there he was alive(i havent dreamed about my for you) he was so sad it my dream(just like when he was alive) i was my age he didnt...
    SpideyAlyx SpideyAlyx 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I never had any luck with getting away with anything, throughout my life, especially not when I was younger. I should have known better, but a few of us decided that it would be a...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Half of me is grateful for what I do have. I have always had food, shelter, family, and friends. I have a partner who is very understanding and patient. The other half is what I...
    heynow15 heynow15 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    I'm not entirely sure if I'm ugly
    cameronhaswell13 cameronhaswell13 13-15, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I think I'm freaking ugly everyone wants red but all I want is blond
    hmg21699 hmg21699 18-21 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure if I'm good looking or ugly :'(
    cameronhaswell13 cameronhaswell13 13-15, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    as one whose looks dont even meet the average standards. i sense it because i also have been told that i am as ugly as trash in my language term expressed when guys say 'we havent...
    wirdiena1976 wirdiena1976 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    use to get bullied, I was bullied by three guys everyday at school. They called me names like man, fat, pig etc. They would always take my stuff, my bag mostly and chuck all my...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am a 24 years old guy and I absolutely hate the way I look. I find myself ugly and repulsive and I don't know how to deal with it.The way you view yourself can have an impact on...
    Fruktklyftan Fruktklyftan 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    1,270 People think they are ugly on Experience project. I wonder how many of them are even really ugly. Sadly, I think it is how you feel, not so much how you really look. I feel...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I know I'm ugly. And fat. Everytime I look in the mirror I can see I could be thinner. But I have no energy to exercise. I sometimes start to do an exercise routine but then I stop...
    shhyoudontknowme shhyoudontknowme 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    wombat456 wombat456 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    All my life I have been told I am ugly,In junior high I had no friends,in high school I had no friends now I'm a senior leaving college next month and I still have no friends...
    DepressedAngell DepressedAngell 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 21

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    Because I am ugly I am bullied a lot!!! why am I so ugly do you think I'm ugly if you don't message me!!!!!
    TBH3292 TBH3292 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    To all who feel ugly...I am truly ugly...not just a perception. I look at pictures of myself and I get angry...I HATE when people take my picture...I hate, even more, when people...
    midagehippie midagehippie 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Yes, I am the ugly sister. My younger sister is skinny, with curly/wavy long brown hair and perfectly tanned skin while I'm just there white and gross. It probably wouldn't annoy...
    viviennekaiser viviennekaiser 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I'm unattractive and I've known this since I was very young. I've never really cared though. I'm ugly...and I'm done caring wether others believe I'm ugly or not.
    UnusualArtist UnusualArtist 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My sister who's 5 years younger than me isn't exactly drop dead gorgeous, but I'm still the uglier one. At least we both have bad noses though mine is definitely worse with a...
    flowerdaydreamer flowerdaydreamer 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Look, I hate it. I hate me. I'm not pretty, I have a terrible body, like seriously. I'm short and I'm not skinny, and I have terrible skin. My personality is terrible, and I...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    What happens if i think i am unlikable because i am ugly. And that every time i see a girl that i might have a slight chance with i turn myself down because i think to myself "who...
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    There was a bully at my school, well, a guy. After i came out of class, he always says, " How are you going to the prom with that ugly face ? I mean. I know no one is gonna ask you...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Mar 18

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    Why must I be ugly like I'm not joking I think I'm really ugly
    creezyah creezyah 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 18

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    I only think I'm ugly when I cry. I'm by far not a pretty crier.. All these girls have these soft cries and little tears and mange to just sniffle and look pretty. But me ? xD I...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 14 Responses Mar 23

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    Today, in school, a boy that plays around with me told me that I was ugly. I got really hot in the face because I ha never been able to handle someone telling me that I wasn't...
    nawalk12345 nawalk12345 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I really think I am ugly. there's people who say that I'm pretty but that just annoys me so much cause when they say that it always seem fake. I hate taking selfies and I try to...
    YINYANGINSANE YINYANGINSANE 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    When I look at how ugly i am, and I think about the things I've done... I feel do stupid for doing them.. Because I'm so ugly, that it probably ruins everything. If that makes...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 28

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    No one on her is ugly, everybody is beautiful in their own way. Please don't call yourselves ugly.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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