Is it actually possible to go from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan? Watch

Anonymous #1
#1
Report Thread starter 9 years ago
#1
I felt very ugly when I was at high school (12- 16) and was actually bullied because of it. But wierdly for the last 6 months since leaving school, getting my braces off, losing a little bit of weight, clearing spots, getting rid of school uniform, doing my hair different etc. has led to me getting more compliments, but I still feel ugly cause I don't think I can just STOP being ugly. I used to get told by people that "the ugly duckling will turn into a swan" but I don't think it's possible. If you're ugly you always will be right?

Also, if someone said you were an example of being an "ugly duckling" would you be offended or complimented?
reply
Nidhogg_Rider
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#2
Report 9 years ago
#2
I was just plain geeky like only half a year ago tbh, now i'm the complete opposite reallllllly.

So yeh, ugly ducklings and becomes swans too
0
reply
shockcat
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#3
Report 9 years ago
#3
"ugly duckling into a beautiful swan"...plastic surgery?
0
reply
ohgeezkaylarr
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#4
Report 9 years ago
#4
Yessss. My friend is absolutely gorgeous but if you look at photographs of her when she was younger you can't even tell it's the same person.
If you're a girl, try getting your eyebrows professionally done. When eyebrows suit a persons face they just look a lot prettier. But yeah, it CAN happen.
0
reply
ExDeusVenitBritannia
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#5
Report 9 years ago
#5
I'm no vet, but probably not.
0
reply
watermelon sugar
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#6
Report 9 years ago
#6
it happens a lot. people change during senior school and can come out looking completely different!
girl i know was lanky, had bad skin, long greasy hair.. then she grew some boobs, sorted out her skin, started washing & styling her hair and BOOM! she's seriously beautiful, and a working model.
i know lots of girls and guys who've gone from being really plain, or a little chubby with bad skin, to really good looking over the course of a year. it happens loads! sometimes you just grow out of it, sometimes it's a conscious effort
0
reply
CertifiedAngel
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#7
Report 9 years ago
#7
Yep someone very close to me used to be like that but by the time she was 16 she looked fantastic
0
reply
samburke
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#8
Report 9 years ago
#8
definately, was probably one of the ugliest kids with glasses and whatnot but now im 17 and much better looking! one of the best in my school apparently!
0
reply
pamelaa
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#9
Report 9 years ago
#9
Totally. It's all about effort.
0
reply
*Star*Guitar*
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#10
Report 9 years ago
#10
I changed quite a lot, and those that bullied me were suddenly showing too much interest for my liking.
A good haircut, correctly applied make-up, and good dress sense, plus condfidence, can improve things dramatically.
0
reply
JoMo1
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#11
Report 9 years ago
#11
yep, happened to my sister, my best friend, my duckling, everyone but me!

Seriously, it can happen, over the course of 6 years I've changed from a shy, nerdy fat kid to a confident nerdy skinny kid - however people who've known you for a long time can find it hard to see how much you've changed without a big kick in the face by something and so their opinions can give you a false impression of yourself.

If you're getting compliments by guys that aren't repulsive - you're pretty - congratulations!
0
reply
La Esmerelda
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#12
Report 9 years ago
#12
That's not true. People can change. I mean if you're short when you're young, doesn't mean you can't be tall and the same goes with intelligence, happiness etc.
0
reply
purple clouds
Badges: 0
#13
Report 9 years ago
#13
no, no-ones ugly forever
and as for the ugly duckling things, it depends what stage of the ugly duckling they're referring to,:rolleyes:
0
reply
Char_Devon
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#14
Report 9 years ago
#14
Yes, you definitely can. Have you seen pictures of Kate Moss in highschool?
0
reply
Windsprite
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#15
Report 9 years ago
#15
did you never finish the book :eek:?
yes yes :yep:
0
reply
BettySwollocks
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#16
Report 9 years ago
#16
It depends what it is about you that's ugly. If, like you said it was spots, braces, etc, then it is possible with a bit of styling. But some people just have ugly features. Harsh but true.
0
reply
Anonymous #2
#17
Report 9 years ago
#17
of course it is! i think most people i know went through a dodgey patch at that age- it's went you're not too sure about fashion and taking care of your appearance, most of my mates look a lot better than when they were 12!
reply
Mr_Steve_Stifler
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#18
Report 9 years ago
#18
Yes, i am an example of this.
0
reply
beautifulbigmacs
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#19
Report 9 years ago
#19
(Original post by Anonymous)
I felt very ugly when I was at high school (12- 16) and was actually bullied because of it. But wierdly for the last 6 months since leaving school, getting my braces off, losing a little bit of weight, clearing spots, getting rid of school uniform, doing my hair different etc. has led to me getting more compliments, but I still feel ugly cause I don't think I can just STOP being ugly. I used to get told by people that "the ugly duckling will turn into a swan" but I don't think it's possible. If you're ugly you always will be right?

Also, if someone said you were an example of being an "ugly duckling" would you be offended or complimented?
i dont believe in the word ugly

tis just a result of playground mentality that such a word exists

so we're all beautiful and it's just a case of getting your confidence up post school...sounds like you're doing well so keep up the good work

good luck
0
reply
OoFaithoO
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#20
Report 9 years ago
#20
Don't get me wrong, I'm no Tyra Banks or Beyonce...but I used to be quite ugly at the beginning of high school, no one was really interested in me until I was about 15 and by about 17 I knew what worked for me, clothing wise, hair wise makeup etc. It's all about learning what suits your body/face- younger years are for experimenting and parents guiding you!
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Do you have a role model?

Yes - I know them personally (296)
25.92%
Yes - they're famous (292)
25.57%
No I don't (554)
48.51%

Watched Threads

View All