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View Poll Results: Do You Think You're Pretty?
Absolutely! 25 23.36%
Yes 30 28.04%
Um, sure 29 27.10%
Not Really 17 15.89%
I'm proof that God has a sense of humor 6 5.61%
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:12 AM   #21
 
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I voted "um, sure"

Thoughout most of my childhood/adolescence, I didn't feel pretty. I was always the tall(not so much now.....only 5'8"), long-faced girl, who was picked on and felt very insecure about the features that stood out.

I have my moments where I feel "unpretty", but then I have my fiance countering my thoughts by saying I'm beautiful and making me feel so(the features that I felt so ackward about are the same features that drew him to me, so I guess I don't look too bad). I think I'm average......not a super model, but not necessarily unattractive either. I'm normally the goofy girl......one of the guys. Never the "hot chick".
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:12 AM   #22
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Realistically I am an attractive girl, to what level depends on the person as I've heard everything from average, to cute, to beautiful. When I look in the mirror I see beauty because I know myself, although there are also days when I avoid mirrors all together. What's the point in seeing yourself as ugly, what would be the point of that?
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:13 AM   #23
 
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sexy is pretty much an attitude, as Meghuney demonstrated. Some of the sexiest people out there aren't necessarily that pretty. I never thought Kim Cattrall was especially good looking, (she's OK) but she always portrays herself, on Sex and the City or in real life, with supreme confidence and extreme self-love, and people are attracted to that. It has very little to do with size, age, colouring, weight, race etc. even though the media would have us think otherwise.
But in order to be sexy, you need to know yourself, make peace with yourself, and be comfortable with yourself - so what if you don't have a 6-pack stomach or big boobs? (you as in generic you....)
I agree with this, but I also think there's something just innate in some people. They're just born with it! The same way some people are just really easy to talk to, some people are just sexy. Everything you said above I think can make a person sexier, but you may still never be at the level of someone who was born with it, and is practicing those things.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:24 AM   #24
 
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I'm butt ugly. I can't stand to even look at myself in the mirror. I go out of my way to never look at my reflection, in a mirror or a window or any reflective surface. I hate waking up in my skin every day, but hey, I don't have a choice.

edited because not only am I ugly, I'm a bad typist
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:29 AM   #25
 
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I'm butt ugly. I can't stand to even look at myself in the mirror. I go out of my way to never look at my reflection, in a mirror or a window or any reflective surface. I hate waking up in my skin every day, but hey, I don't have a choice.

edited because not only am I ugly, I'm a bad typist
you're also hilarious!

aww, sweet curly, don't worry, you're the most gorgeous woman on the planet! we are blinded by your brilliance! you put every actress and supermodel to shame!

(that's what you were looking for, right? -kidding)
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:32 AM   #26
 
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Nah, I wasn't looking for any reassurance, nor was I being funny. Some people are just ugly and I'm one of 'em. I accept it, that's cool. Gotta be some ugly people otherwise the pretty people wouldn't know they were pretty.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:33 AM   #27
 
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Yes. I ain't Halle Berry, but I like the way I look.
Same here.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:38 AM   #28
 
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Ok, I voted that I am proof God has a sense of humor. Why? Because I have many classic (someone else's term here) beauty traits: blue eyes, blond hair, tall, thin; without actually being pretty. My hair is frizzy and wild. I was underweight for many years and looked physically ill. I wore braces for over 3 years. I wear glasses or contacts all the time. As a child and teenager, I was picked on relentlessly for being so skinny, long-legged and brainy. Oh, and my nose with a hump on it is crooked from being broken twice. I am definately a late bloomer!!! About 3 years ago, I finally started gaining weight. I look the best I ever have. After I gave birth to my daughter 8 years ago, I became comfortable with my appearance. With 40+ pounds of weight added, I look pretty good. But still not pretty. I am one of those women who can be sexy without looking pretty. Sexy has to do more with liking who I am, than dressing or walking any certain way. I like me without being in love with myself though and that is something others can pick up on.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:58 AM   #29
 
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My body is still in that awkward phase. My face is decent....Nothing too gorgeous, nothing too average.
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:13 PM   #30
 
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I have days where I can't stand to look at myself either...bad skin, too bony, no boobs...list goes on and on.
Its weird because I usually get positive comments from people I know and also strangers, but honestly, I just don't feel the same way.
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:15 PM   #31
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my horse likes me. :cowboy:cowboy.gif
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:47 PM   #32
 
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Eh, I have my moments. My individual features are attractive enough, but overall I guess I'm just ok. There are some things about my appearance that I dislike so much that they cancel out the good. I have a VERY round face. So round that strangers would comment on it when I was a child. My teeth are gapped, which I hate. Gapped teeth look so goofy to me. Add my skin and hair issues to the mix, and you get the idea.
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Some of you are very hard on yourselves. It's healthy to appreciate what you have to offer, appearance wise. Everyone has something special about their looks.

You gotta ac-cen-tuate the postive, e-lim-inate the negative.
Latch ooooon to the affirmative,
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:24 PM   #34
 
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I would of chosen the last option. But (this will sound silly) since i dont believe in a god I didnt choose it. So I went with the 2nd to last option being no. 32 years old and I still dont feel comfortable in my own skin. There are days (and there are many of them) that I go out of my way to notice every imperfection I have (and there are many of those too).

my friends tell me different but I never believe them. Go me!
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:24 PM   #35
 
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You gotta ac-cen-tuate the postive, e-lim-inate the negative.
Latch ooooon to the affirmative,
Don't mess with Mr. In-Between!
Cute!
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I have my days when I think I look okay, then I have days when I would have liked to look better.
I know my husband thinks I am cute.
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:52 PM   #37
 
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Sometimes I think I look like crap. other times I think I look pretty good, a lot depends on how I feel or what I'm doing. I'm still get a pimple now and then, along with tiny lines. Sometimes I hate my nose and long face, (sorta Sarah Jessica-ish), but I'd look stupid with a short nose, and I hate bangs on me, so I don't cover my forehead. I think my limbs can be long and gangly, and my man hands bug me sometimes. But I see enough of my parents in me, and my husband loves me just this way- that I can live with it all

So many of you sound like people that are famous (and beautiful!) for their differences (Lauren Hutton- gap smile for instance). And I truly believe that some of a person's beauty truly comes from the inside, even if their physical features are less than perfect.

For my wedding day I shopped and tried so many different makeup colors that I thought I'd go insane. I poured over magazines and websites for hair styles- I was doing pretty much everything myself so I was a bit worried. I felt I had to change myself or something.

On the day of our wedding I threw on my makeup, and the combs wouldn't keep my hair up (I nearly threw my hair into a ponytail!) but I actually had a "eh- who cares!" attitude when it came time to walk out. I was just determined for my DH and I to enjoy ourselves with our loved ones, and now looking back, I looked probably the best I've ever looked, because of the pure happiness in my heart. No boob job, nose job, hair extensions... could have made me look better.
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:20 PM   #38
 
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Yes. I ain't Halle Berry, but I like the way I look.
I've met J'adore, and she's MUCH prettier than Halle Berry! She's just being modest.
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On the day of our wedding I threw on my makeup, and the combs wouldn't keep my hair up (I nearly threw my hair into a ponytail!) but I actually had a "eh- who cares!" attitude when it came time to walk out. I was just determined for my DH and I to enjoy ourselves with our loved ones, and now looking back, I looked probably the best I've ever looked, because of the pure happiness in my heart. No boob job, nose job, hair extensions... could have made me look better.
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:32 PM   #40
 
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The boys of FFT seem to think so!

In all seriousness, I've always felt fine with myself. I actually can't remember a time in my life where I haven't been confident. My boobs recently shrunk which kind of sucks, but whatever.

I feel icky if I put on a few pounds, even if it's 2 or 3 , but in general I've always felt fine.

ETA I always try to have the "I can pull it off" attitude.
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