The Ugly Duckling is a classic children’s fairy tale by Hans Christen Andersen. The story follows an ill-favored black duck who is made fun of and abused by the beautiful birds he’s surrounded with. To the behest of his abusers, the ugly duckling is transformed into a beautiful swan.
Much like the following Reddit users.
10. The Story Begins On A Sad Note
At the beginning of the story, the ugly duckling hatches to the disgust of the other ducklings. The poor creature wanders around the farm suffering verbal abuse because of his looks. It’s a sad situation that many people face on a daily basis. Sometimes they transform their fat into muscle and sometimes it works out like it did for #9.
9. Braces Become Perfect Teeth
A lot of people can relate to this story, which is why it is still told to schoolchildren all over the world. Many people know what it’s like to grow up with a mouth full of braces and a face covered in pimples. After the “awkward phase,” they transform into beautiful birds with gorgeous smiles.
8. Some Changes Are Small And Subtle
Sometimes the changes are subtle but still quite noticeable. Even a few extra muscles, a haircut, and a new wardrobe are all it takes for people to realize the beautiful potential that lies within all of us. Some people like #7 go through some unbelievable transformations to become sexy stud muffins.
7. From Chub To Stud
What was once a chubby adolescent is now a fit beefcake. It’s hard not to show off the positive results of eating right and working out. And they should show off their hard work and dedication. Making people who once ridiculed your looks take a second glance can be sweet revenge.
6. Hardly Recognizable
A few people go through some changes that make them look like a whole new person. Imagine turning down the same guy who dished out his fair share of verbal abuse years later. Especially when they don’t even recognize you. Now picture an opportunity to show off your new six pack like our friend in #5.
5. Getting That Keg Down To A Six Pack
Every nerd has been shot down by the beautiful girl at school. At least that’s what I heard… sigh. Now picture that popular princess drooling over your new six pack and prominent pectorals. It might be hard to resist her coming on to you but, trust us, it’s absolutely worth it.
4. A Satisfying Transformation
We all secretly root for the underdog. There’s something satisfying about watching someone slowly climb their way up to the top. If only people realized how beautiful people become. We might start to look at the internal qualities that make people so unique and beautiful before judging what is on the outside. Especially when it’s only a few facial accessories like #3.
3. Four Eyes And One Heart
Those of us who have worn glasses our entire lives understand the stigma associated with wearing braces and spectacles. “Nerd” and “geek” are just a couple of words we have heard on a regular basis. We barely got a second look. Now that your teeth are straight and you discovered contact lenses, you begin to emerge as a beautiful swan.
2. Life-Changing Changes
Physical changes can have a drastic effect on our internal feelings. The better we feel about ourselves, the greater our self-esteem becomes. Having that extra boost of confidence can make the people who thought it was funny to ridicule feel that much more terrible about the decisions they have made. As you’ll see in #1, confidence is sexy.
1. The Sexiest Part Of All
Confidence looks good on anyone. As you can see, it doesn’t take a fake smile to look good. It’s satisfying to know that this user posted her before and after photos for the purpose of showing off her transformation. Remember these faces the next time you think it’s a good idea to make fun of someone because of the way they look.