Everyone has had their share of blunders, and whether we like it or not, there are still pieces of proof buried deep in your parents’ dusty shelves. No one dares to touch it, and you are not permitted to retrieve the photographs.
However, while people evolve, some people alter in ways that are unrecognizable, pushing their genes, spirits, and good looks to the limit. These ‘ugly duckling’ changes are a monument to the beauty of change and are known as ‘ugly duckling’ transformations. And, despite the fact that it involves perseverance and hard effort, as well as sacrifices and a struggle with your inner demons, the end result appears to be worthwhile when you watch people’s eyes light up.
So, rather than growing out of your adolescent years, it’s about figuring out how to bring your inner and outside worlds together and become the person you truly are. Psst! Here, here, and here are some more uplifting posts of ugly ducklings who evolved into swans.
#1 32 vs. 37. 75 Lbs Lost, Picked Up A Skincare Routine, Brushed Up My Makeup Skills, Cut My Hair, Got Some Bangs, Still Working On Getting Some More Confidence You Can Glow Up At Any Age!
#2 18 – 23 Went Through A Weightloss Journey And Learnt How To Look After And Groom Myself
#3 Me At 13 vs. Me At 27 Do I Belong Here?
The term “ugly duckling” comes from Hans Christian Andersen’s story and alludes to a person’s transformation into a more attractive and successful person as contrasted to what they were in their early years. However, many people grew up with the image of being a “ugly duckling,” and for some, it has stayed with them into adulthood.
#4 Depressed, Lost, Demotivated Because Of Chronic Tinnitus And Hearing Loss, But I’ve Decided To Take Things In Hand And Make It Better, Here I Am After 4 Months Of Transformation Journey.. Still Got Miles To Go
#5 Me At 25, College Dropout, Living In My Car vs. Me At 33, About To Finish My Phd!
#6 Maybe Not As Drastic As Others Here, But I Feel Like I’ve Had A Bit Of A Glow Up (2012-Present)
As a result, even if the transition is beneficial and praised, many people may experience long-term emotional consequences. For example, ugly duckling syndrome may explain why many of us are unable to accept praises and interpret looks from persons of the opposite gender as insults.
Furthermore, people who have ever thought of themselves as ugly ducklings may find it difficult to comprehend the strength of their innate beauty. Most crucially, those who glowed later in life are now much more likely to assess a book by what’s on the inside rather than what’s on the outside. Inner beauty appreciation is a lovely thing that benefits people in fundamental ways.
#7 First Picture 19f, Second One 22f, Third One 23f. Farewell To 4~ Years Of Depression And Excess Weight!
#8 15 vs. 21
#9 13 vs. 26 I Just Don’t Know What To Say
#10 10 To 20 To 30. Thank Goodness I Found Some Better Glasses & Stopped With The Rawr Hand
#11 19 To 23. Therapy And Excersice Certainly Made A Change Mentally And Physically. Still Struggling With Confidence And Selflove But All Good Things Take Time. Slow And Steady
#12 13 To 29 – Puberty Helped Me Out
#13 Dropped 73lbs And Picked Up 65
#14 10,18, 29~ A Lot Has Changed Every Eight Years
#15 16-20 Been Battling With Self Hate And Depression For Years, 2020 Was The Year I Wanted To Look After Myself
#16 When Puberty Hits You Like A Bus…
#17 18-28. It’s Been A Long Road
#18 12 To 20, A Lot Changed Along The Way, I’m Glad To Be Where I’m At Now
#19 18/19 vs. 21! One Of My Proudest Achievements
#20 (12, 19, 20) I Was Always Self Conscious About How I Looked
#21 13 To 30. Middle School Sucked
#22 18 To 25
#23 17//20 I’m Happier And Healthier Now. Can’t Believe That Was Me Tho
#24 Finally Let The Hair Curl. Did A Lot
#25 12 And 26 – I Was Pretty Cool Back Then Tho
#26 Last Week vs. Today
#27 14 To 22…. I’ll Never Forget How Much I Thought I Rocked That Bow
#28 12 – 23 Years – What A Wild Ride!
#29 Me At 12 vs. 30
#30 12 And 15 vs. 32 Years Old. We All Have Potential, Don’t Give Up!
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