Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen published The Ugly Duckling in 1843, and a huge reason why the fairy tale is popular to this day is because of how relatable it is. It’s a heartwarming story about personal transformation for the better, revolving around inner beauty just as much as it does around its outer counterpart.
To prove that the Ugly Duckling Syndrome is an intrinsic part of life, Bored Panda has decided to compile another (check out part I here) list of its most unbelievable cases. Scroll down to check out the stunning before-and-after images and upvote your favorites!
4 years between the photos. Used to really dislike how I looked but slowly and bit by bit I started to treat myself a lil nicer, didn’t realize the difference till I saw it like this.
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4th grade me & 22 year old me. The photographer even made me push my glasses up because I liked to wear them on the tip of my nose -_-
Image credits: SultrySloth
17 to 22. My hair doesn’t look like a bad wig anymore.
Image credits: GingaNinja98
11-21… my dad used to call me ugly Betty, and I took it as a compliment
Image credits: Chief-_-Queef