Were you an “ugly duckling” as a kid? Redditors who say that they were recently shared some before-and-after photos, and looking at them will give you a serious flashback to your awkward middle school days!
If there’s one time in my life that I don’t look back on too fondly, it’s my early teen years. I had braces, acne, and hadn’t yet discovered a hair straightener. What a difference a few years can make!
The 17 people on this list definitely know what I’m talking about. They transformed from so-called “ugly ducklings” into beautiful (and handsome) swans. Thank goodness for puberty, right?
1. This is a Neville Longbottom transformation through and through.
2. No more bowl cut and she got a gorgeous cat. Winning!
3. This young lady wrote, “I must say, being an ugly duckling (both self-described and by the perception of others) made me a much better person than I might have been had I always been ‘pretty.'”