20+ People Who Thought They Were Ugly Ducklings, but Time Proved Them Wrong

3 years ago

Appearance isn’t the most important thing about a person. But many people still judge the book by its cover, and they treat even the slightest deviation from the generally accepted beauty standards with hostility. The characters of our compilation used to be victims of this attitude, but they pulled themselves together and proved everyone wrong, revealing their new looks to the world.

The Bright Side team believes that all people are equally beautiful, and we want to show you these beautiful butterflies that others once considered caterpillars.

“What 10 years of self-care, self-esteem, and effort can do to 2 ’ugly’ twins.”

“10 years difference: I lost weight, gained a lot of tattoos, grew a beard, and got quite a mane.”

“I grew up to have a strong personality despite more than 8 years of bullying about my height, weight, and body composition.”

“I lost weight, got some dental work, and started playing around with makeup. I also ditched my hair entirely.”

“I stopped being vegan, balanced my hormones, got a better skin routine, and the most important thing — I learned to love myself and not overcomplicate my life.”

“I guess the only thing that stayed the same is my love for braids.”

“When I was 17, I was hopeless and lonely. At the age of 21, I graduated from cosmetology school, I have a lot of friends, and I just can’t believe the difference 4 years can make.”

“I had really bad skin in high school and struggled with it even in my 20s. Sometimes, it felt like my face would never get better, but here we are!”

“I took this selfie the first time I started dancing. So, I decided to recreate the original pose.”

“My nickname was ’he/she’.”

“I got braces, learned how to smile properly, and how to draw in my nonexistent eyebrows.”

“13 and 20 years old. This is proof that parents shouldn’t let their kids pick their own clothes.”

“I stopped hanging out too much, stopped bleaching my hair, and let my brows grow in.”

“From Mona Lisa to a guy”

“This little baby thought she was cute. Thank God for a new decade!”

"My teeth are straight now, I swear!’

“Same backyard, same camera, but a genuine smile.”

“The power of makeup and breakups.”

“Even my best friend said puberty did me a favor.”

“It’s so good that I don’t cut my own bangs anymore.”

“Growing into my big head took time.”

Have you or your acquaintances ever undergone a striking transformation? Tell us about it or, even better, share your photos.


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People should stop calling their younger self ugly ducklings.. No mater the age, size, skin, race etc, we are all beautiful/handsome


The most important is that they are happy with how they look, and they probably put in a lot of effort!


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