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Ugly Duckling No More: 20 Stunning Transformations That Will Lift Your Spirit

Do you know the fable of the Ugly Duckling? It was written back in 1843, by the Danish poet, Hans Christian Andersen. In it, he portrayed a heartwarming story about a positive transformation, both on the outside and on the inside. However, the ugly duckling soon became a trope for people who were perceived as not good enough, or not pretty enough.

But you know what? Andersen’s story was right. The power of transformation is much more powerful than whatever shape or predicament we may find ourselves in. Here are 20 examples of people on Reddit who managed to pull off amazing positive transformations (courtesy of Bored Panda). Why be the Ugly Duckling, when you can be a Swan?

1. This person lost 50kg (110lbs) in just 18 months after a rugby injury.

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Teddyzander

2. It’s the same guy. Ages 17 and 22.

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SkrtMcgrt

3. It’s been a long three years 19 to 21.

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MavrickOcean

4. The difference? 25 months.

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eckitis

5. WARNING: Cuteness overload. But you can go from cute to hot in 4 years, apparently.

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Khodg

6. Ages 11 to 21. Her dad used to call her ‘Ugly Betty.’

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Chief-_-Queef

7. Ages 13 and 30. This guy was mocked for his love for coding, but now he’s making tons of cash.

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CodeSamurai

8. Age 12  Vs. 22

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Brithoward

9. It took these twins 10 years of makeup, building self-esteem and a lot of effort to ditch their Ugly Duckling syndrome.

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corgiboat1

10. Yup, that’s a girl on the left. Ages 12 and 20.

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GingerSnapplez

11. Above and below: ages 15 and 21.

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kingqueefsalot

12. Comparison between ages 16 and 21.

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allysonbettie

13. This guy lost 120 lbs and put on some muscle.

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Captainjoe201

14. This girl was mocked for her looks, but she’s all grown-up into a swan now!

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jessthechipper

15. Ages 17 to 23. People called this girl ‘Bieber’!

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mgxsonny

16. The same guy in his early 20’s and now, on his 30th birthday.

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7fingersphil

17. This guy lost the weight but says he’s missing that hair! Here’s a tip bro: Peter Andre stole it.

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dazofsmeg

18. Someone grew up since he was 17, to now, when he’s 21.

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jacobyflynn

19. 4th grade vs 22 years.

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SultrySloth

20. An awkward decade between 14 and 23.

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cocoamilky
Source: Boredpanda