Teenage years are not easy for us. And I think many people out there will agree with me. You probably know the story “The ugly duckling.” Yes, I did hate myself like that, but there was no one to cheer me up. And that’s not all. In the story, the ugly duckling is not ugly at all, even not a duckling in the first place. The baby swan just looks different from other ducklings. And it’s only a matter of time before it grows up and becomes a beautiful swan as it should be.
In real life, it’s not gonna happen to us humans. It requires a lot of hard work, endurance, tears, and blood for people to transform themselves into better versions. No pain, no gain. But still better than giving up. People in the list below shared with us their incredible transformation from “ugly ducklings” into beautiful swans. They are proud of how they’ve changed to become better and happier. And that’s the goal of life. We’re sure that you will get the motivation to change your life right after reading this article.
#1 Then (12): Hasn’t kissed a boy, but pretty good at violin. Now (24): Still hasn’t kissed a boy, bad at violin, but finally has some direction in life!!
#2 15/17 vs 21 (about to turn 22)
#3 People used to call me cheeks, 10 years can do a lot!
#4 Proud of how far I’ve come
#5 14 to 22 grew into my face and stopped hating every aspect of my existence !!!
#6 Thicc to less thicc. Weird how a year and a few months can change your life
#8 14-20, freed my eyes and brows, lost the belly, got a tan
#9 Used to be obese, depressed and bullied. Thankful for where I am now
#10 14 vs. 36
#11 27 to 37. Getting older isn’t so bad
#12 16 to 22 – my boyfriend filled out a little
#13 17 to 27 – how did I do?
#14 10 to 20! My nickname used to be called ‘uglie’
#15 “When I loved pizza & was insecure (17)” vs “Still love pizza & learned to love myself (25)”
#16 17-27 I decided that I didn’t want to die young from a drug overdose so I cut my hair and here we are 10 years later
#18 Left (16 years old, never kissed a boy, genuinely believed I would be a 40-year-old virgin), Right (26 years old, much happier)
#19 Sweeping the leg since 1995. Age (8?) to 25 – glad it all worked out, but I never did get that black belt
#20 Dyed my hair, opened my eyes, got eyebrows… idk figured my sh*t out (13y/o-21y/o)
#21 14 to 20 bc ppl said my resting face was angry
#22 13-26 improved my style ever so slightly
#23 19 to 31 💘 Lost weight, acquired tattoos & gained confidence (high school bullies be damned)
#24 Me at 13 vs. Me at 27 do I belong here?
#25 6th grade and 21