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I Wish I Was Pretty

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    Bullied Because Ugly

    I am a 2nd year medical student. Being a medical student and fat and ugly is a total struggle from me. Today in the class, my lecturer was saying "today's 10 year olds already have atherosclerosis" (a plaque in the vascular caused by fat, a common cause of coronary heart disease...
    thatuglybeth thatuglybeth 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    & no this is not a call

    for attention, as others would say. I actually do wish this. Every second Every hour Every minute Every day. 365 to be exact. I wish I could be the type of girl that guys look at and say "Wow, she's so beautiful" But that never happens. I wish I could love everything about...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Pfft I don't like the shape of my head

    and features. (And my body. Got scars all over.) I'm working on this insecurity thing though. It's probably gonna take awhile.
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Jun 18

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    I wanna be pretty...Like instagram pretty,

    i see there are so many beautiful people in the world. I wish I was pretty like the rest of my family..... sometimes I feel like a loner because im not as pretty as them i guess it skipped a generation.... my mother is pretty my brothers are like freakin models, my grandma is...
    HeartStrings3 HeartStrings3 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I Wish

    I wish I just could think of myself as pretty. I think everybody is beautiful, hands down. We all are. No matter what. But I know that's a little different than making ourselves actually believe it. I have a humped back, always have. So my hair is always left down, otherwise you...
    emilyjaynemarie emilyjaynemarie 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25, 2012

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    I always hated being forced to hangout with my

    mom's friend's daughter because she was absolutely gorgeous. She was a model, but she was ignorant to her own beauty and used it to her own advantage. Whenever we would go shopping, I felt invisible next to her because all the guys were looking at her. Me, looking like a...
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 3

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    Hate This.

    So I hate how all the skinny beautiful girls have guys all over them. And then I'm there. Just like I wish I had that..
    Acprat Acprat 16-17, F 17 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Everyday of my life.people around me constantly

    keep reminding me how ugly i am.they dont tell me im ugly but the way they act around me ,i can tell.its too bad though.cause i never thought i was that bad looking i mean i was exactly ok with the way i looked,but the problem was with the way people looked at me.and you know...
    nishininaaa nishininaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses May 17

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    I wish I had no acne.

    I wish I was skinny. I wish society didn't frown upon scars. I just wish to be pretty. I've devolved eating disorders cuz I wanna be pretty. I also cut. Each cut, even the smallest, holds the most emotions. I'm here if you wanna talk. I'll listen & not judge.
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    All Of You Are Beautiful.

    Yes, each and every single one of you in this group. Everything and everyone has beauty and even if you may not see it, it's there. I see it. Don't be hard on yourselves... you're so much more beautiful than you realize. Keep smiling because you ARE beautifuL!
    in0centbeauty23 in0centbeauty23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2010

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    I am not writing this experience

    because I do not feel beautiful because I love who I am. We all come to that stage in our lives when we question our appearance. Heck I did once but I pushed that thought quickly away. I want to tell all of you that you are BEAUTIFUL. To feel truly beautiful is to love yourself...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I was raised being told I was ugly

    and that's all I ever can think of myself.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I always used to imagine

    that I was really beautiful when I was younger. I would watch these Disney princess movies and movies with beautiful female lead roles and when I walked out of the theater, I just assumed that I looked like them. But then about a year or two ago, my parents asked my brother out...
    nk123123123 nk123123123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    I wish I could tie you up in my shoes,

    make you feel unpretty too. I was told I was beautiful, but what does that mean to you? Look into the mirror, who's inside there? The one with the blonde hair, same old me again today. My outsides are cool, my insides are blue. Every time I think I'm through it's because of you...
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 12 Responses Apr 3

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    I want to be called beautiful.

    ...but fear I never will be
    RoughRiderGirl RoughRiderGirl 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 29

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    I wish I was pretty, I wish I was skinny,

    I wish guys would think wow she's pretty or at least think I'm average. I hate myself I just want to be pretty. Is that so hard
    lovemelovexox lovemelovexox 13-15, F Jul 15

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    Pretty= Fixing Everything

    I think if I was at least average looking, I would be happy, or at least not how I am now. Am I the only one who thinks being pretty would solve everything? If I had plastic surgery tomorrow and felt better about how I looked would I feel better on the inside? Who knows.
    Blisseh Blisseh 18-21, F 4 Responses May 8, 2013

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    How Nice

    I wish i was. Maybe then i would be more approachable. Maybe i would feel better about  myself. In general people seem to like pretty people more. I wish i was liked
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    If Only I Was Somewhat Attractive.

    I wish I was pretty. That's all I really want. I feel like the older I get, the uglier I get. I was honestly cuter when I was younger. I want a boyfriend and I want guys to find me attractive but they just don't and it's maddening because I feel like all my friends are just...
    asj16 asj16 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    I really have bad self Esteem

    because I don't feel pretty enough and my boyfriend says I am ! I Want to stay the way I am being the emo girl but idk what to
    unhappygirl21 unhappygirl21 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm so obsessed with the night sky.

    ... Mostly cause I live in a city so I can't really see that much stars... I wish I was as pretty as them but I think I'm uglyπŸ˜‘πŸ˜•
    lifesasecret127 lifesasecret127 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    charmandbeauty charmandbeauty 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I always wished I was pretty

    and skinny. I always been the chubby girl. I wish wouldn't compare myself to other girls, but at times. I just feel so gross.
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Unpretty Too

    hello there..it feels good to be here reading your stories. It rings a bell. I am 20 and not a very pretty girl, actually, i would say, i am quite ugly. It would not be so bad if i was not constantly reminded of that. Although am in university, people around me are still pretty...
    cleo87 cleo87 18-21, F 10 Responses May 4, 2008

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    Pretty?..i Think Not

    I wish I was pretty..that way I can be more happy and confident..but no I'm stuck with an ugly face and fat all over..I wish I was petty so I don't have to wear makeup or have to hide my body underneath my clothes..I wish I was pretty so I can be famous one day and have a good...
    Lovehasit Lovehasit 16-17, F 1 Response May 26, 2012

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    I cant seem to get over it.

    I'm not happy with myself. Theres not once i look at myself in the mirror without pointing out a flaw. I can never just be sayisfied with how i look. It sucks seeing my friends post pictures of themselves on social media knowing i can't do that without thinking i either look too...
    0neand0nly16 0neand0nly16 18-21, F Jun 11

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    The Discovery Of My Ugliness

    I'm sad. Y'know why? Cus i can't deal with this anymore. My ugliness. I hate my skin color so much. People judge me on my skin and my voice and my weight. I wish i was pale, thin, and pretty. With highlighted wavy hair. I wish i was pretty. I cried so much today, nothing fits...
    ameegirl ameegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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    Phenomenal WomanBY MAYA ANGELOUPretty women

    wonder where my secret lies.I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I’m telling lies.I say,It’s in the reach of my arms,The span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I’m a...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I really wish I was the kind of girl guys fell

    for. But I'm just me. And that's ok. I I wish guys liked me, but I like me and that's what matters :)
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    ...

    I don't really know how this site works, but I've read other peoples stories about this topic so I guess I'll share mine.. I honestly don't know if I'm pretty, thats the thing. SOME people tell me I am, but I never feel pretty or see pretty when I look in the mirror.. I don't...
    SheildMaidennn SheildMaidennn 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    So many pretty girls at my school with their

    perfectness:( Then you have me, so ugly potatoes get offended when I compare myself to them.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yeah.. :( I'm always the "second" to everyone.

    . Guys dump me for other girls.. I wish i was as pretty as them πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
    xJesuslivesx xJesuslivesx 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    every guy that I have ever been with has

    cheated on me and ended up leaving me for another girl. obviously there is something wrong with me.
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    You're So Nice But...

    It's always the same thing. Guys and girls seem to agree that I'm a very generous and kind person. People always tell me how nice I am. And yet none of it matters, despite what our mothers tell us when we are little, because I'm still alone. 22. Never approached by a man. Never...
    focusfar focusfar 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    I Should Believe What They Think Of Me?

    boys at my school always say I'm the ugliest. girls say they are so just to tease me and do that are being very childish. Should I believe them? I never felt confident enough to attract someone's attention, and I think I fall in love too easily. S.O.S!! Please look at my profile...
    Lululuxa Lululuxa 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Born Pretty Is Not A Life-long Advantage

    If you're pretty, life is easier for you, male or female, especially if you're young. But mostly for pretty girls. Otherwise, other kids will make fun of you, often out of fear of being made fun of, themselves. Being pretty has a very pecking-order aspect to it, and as long as...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    Not Gonna Lie.... I. Look.

    ... Ugly? Horrid? Awful? Disgusting? Sick? Freakish? Disturbing? Weird? Etc... Eh, I don't know. I just think those words are too harsh to say. I mean, How would you like it if someone told you, you look like (Those words I had just put with question marks).... Kinda mean, don't...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F Jun 11

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    I just see girls like this (the one in the

    picture) walking on the beach or in school and it just makes me sad..I have actually sat in class and just wondered how people would react if I died tomorrow...they probably would just keep hating me, even if I'm not there :(
    bellsmarrie bellsmarrie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I hate feeling ignored to,

    I hate being ugly, I hate my small slit eyes, I just want to have bigger eyes
    delee19 delee19 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Every day I feel like I'm worthless,

    that I'll never accomplish anything because I'm not pretty. I hate leaving the house, because I'm embarrassed of how I look. I just want to be pretty. Does anyone else feel this way? ):
    Pookiegirl122 Pookiegirl122 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I believe that if I want to feel pretty

    that I have to lose weight. Everyone I see when I look around is beautiful. No matter what. But then I look in my mirror and see a fat, worthless girl that has small eyes frizzy hair and a huge nose. I hate everything about me. I want to smash every mirror because I hate what...
    mholladay mholladay 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    A Face Even A Mother Cannot Love...:(

    Since I was a young child, I got to feel the difference of treatment between beautiful and less beautiful people. My cute, sweet little sister always got all the attention and could do everything she wanted, people would still cuddle her and battle for her attention - while I was...
    uglon uglon 18-21 3 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    Forever alone. I cant post pictures on mobile

    so look at my instagram if you want to see me. @itsxcamara
    theescapee theescapee 13-15, F Jul 7

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    There's a saying that goes: "If a guy tells you

    that you are hot, he likes your body. If a guy tells you that you are pretty, he likes your face. If a guy tells you that you are beautiful, he likes your heart." I don't know whether or not this is true, but I do know that love is different for all who experience it.
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I met the perfect guy

    for me, and I just feel like he would love me if I were pretty. We are so compatible, and he tries to be nice and tells me that he thinks I'm a great girl. He even told me that I was attractive, but I know that if that were true, he might like me. All his other girlfriends have...
    skye3844 skye3844 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I have really bad acne

    and it bothers me
    jmg61 jmg61 16-17, M Jun 3

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    If you think that your ugly

    or wish you were pretty. Message me with a pic and ill judge. I SWEAR I WON'T BE MEAN, Maybe you're just not looking at yourself correctly. I used to think I was ugly but now I realize I'm not after looking again with new self esteem. Message me your face or whole body and ill...
    MysteryDonkey MysteryDonkey 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    I wish I was pretty. I wish I turn heads.

    I wish I didn't have to try so hard, even though people still call me ugly. Do I really look ugly? Why do my teachers call me a guy? Do I look like a guy?
    ImogenKat ImogenKat 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    I know this is going to sound odd,

    but I envy women sometimes because it’s so much more acceptable for a woman to be sexually desired. I find myself wanting to be the object of this type of attention, but I often wonder whether girls think of us guys the way we think of them.
    kennybgoode kennybgoode 22-25, M Aug 14

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    Damn Unpretty

    I used to feel pretty before i had my baby. I ended up gaining more weight than i had planned. Im only 18 but i feel like an old lady. I hardly ever get dressed up anmore and i just dont feel good enough. I want to feel pretty again..
    Christena911 Christena911 16-18, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    I've tried my hardest to be pretty

    and feel pretty but it doesn't work. I've worn make up and straightened my hair since I was 11 and I started dying my hair when I was 14 all in the attempt to look good. I don't think I'm ugly, just that I'm plain and uninteresting.
    LittleMiss97 LittleMiss97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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