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20 Lucky Ones Who Bloomed Over the Years So Much That Nobody Can Recognize Them

Many of us have seen the movies where ugly ducklings turn into stunning beauties and handsome stunners. For some reason, we’re used to thinking that it’s possible only in fairy tales and on big screens, however, life keeps reminding us that anyone can change beyond recognition. Oftentimes, the girls who were once laughed at by hooligans in middle school now have a line of people who want to get to know them in the blink of the eye. And many times, this line of people is made up of those very same hooligans.

We at Bright Side are sure that the characters of our compilation radiate charm in their “before” pics as well, but we can’t help but admire how they’ve changed over the years and gained more self-esteem.

1. “27 to 37, getting older isn’t so bad!”

2. “Age 9 on the left vs 21 on the right — by the way, I requested this hairstyle myself.”

3. This is the perfect reason why you don’t make fun of girls in the awkward middle and high school stage.

4. “I guess you could say I’ve changed a bit since 12 years old. I’m now 25 and can still laugh at my tiny brass knuckles necklace.”

5. “When only your ears look the same! I’m 9 on the left and 21 on the right.”

6. “Still have no idea how this happened.”

7. “15 years old and 22 years old — love and a decent hairstyle go a long way.”

8. “Age 10 to 18! Thank goodness for braces — my teeth are straight now, I swear.”

9. “I’m 14 on the left pic and 36 on the right.”

10. “Same backyard, same camera, but a genuine smile, age 12 to 21”

11. “15 to 30 — I lost weight, got better eyebrows and only the smirk remained the same.”

12. “Left picture at 19, the second one at 23 — farewell to 4+ years of depression and excess weight!”

13. “It’s been a heck of a ride — 15 to 18.”

14. 12 years old vs 25, oh my!

15. “From age 8 to 24, believe it or not, I never had braces.”

16. “My former bullies have asked me out, not even realizing we went to the same school for 4 years!”

17. “11 to 20 — I learned to straighten my hair, apply makeup, and removed a couple of moles.”

18. “The difference between the photos is 13 years. I had to miss my 10-year reunion, unfortunately.”

19. “Got away from the neglect and then out of the abusive relationship and all of a sudden...”

20. “Me at 13 and 24 — everyone who was mean to me now tries reaching out.”

Have you changed a lot since your teenage years? Or maybe you know someone who went through such drastic transformations?

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