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%
Voters: 107. You may not vote on this poll

Do You Think You're Pretty?

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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.
Originally Posted by bounce
The FFT-ers might not think so anymore if your boobs have shrunk! (just kidding....)
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali











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.
Originally Posted by bounce
The FFT-ers might not think so anymore if your boobs have shrunk! (just kidding....)
Originally Posted by Amneris
Good. No more cyber stalking - that's WONDERFUL!
no i dont think i'm pretty. i look average. pretty forgettable.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

4a, mbl, low porosity, normal thickness, fine hair.
Absolutely!

I have a beautiful face, defined cheekbones, gorgeous skin, a gorgeous body (thanks to years of being a dancer), and cute finger and toes.

I have always thought I was pretty and while in college all of a sudden I turned beautiful. I think it is because I gained weight (went from a waif to a normal size person….thank goodness).

But for me being sexy/confident is more important than being beautiful. I think I am very sexy.

I have been told that when I walk into a room my demeanor/the way I carry myself commands attention. I do not know about all of that but yeah, I would definitely date me.


Perhaps it is a cultural thing too because since I was a kid I have been told that I was a “gatinha” or a fox and “gostosa” or gorgeous by my family members. There was no shame in saying, “yeah I am all that” because it does not take away from anyone else’s beauty.

Sisa: I saw your album. You are beautiful!

Curlyara: I saw your album too. What are you talking about *forgettable*?

You guys are crazy .
We're all born mad. Some remain so.

Perhaps it is a cultural thing too because since I was a kid I have been told that I was a “gatinha” or a fox and “gostosa” or gorgeous by my family members. There was no shame in saying, “yeah I am all that” because it does not take away from anyone else’s beauty.
Originally Posted by Cehua
Good point... my family were the same way with me (didn't do me much good in my teens but anyway....) and in our culture I think women are much more confident about themselves than in other cultures.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali











I was an ugly duckling who blossomed in my late teens and was fairly pretty until I gained a lot of weight in my mid-twenties. I lost the weight, was 'pretty' again briefly, then gained a bunch back. I still forget I am now old and fat so I tend to act as if I am still pretty. I am one of those people that others say "wow, she has such a pretty face...if only she would lose weight." I have a great shape when I am fit but I fear those days are gone:P

Oh, I also have a gap between my front teeth which I hate in photos, but which some people say is cute. I would love to get it fixed one day though.
Some days I think I'm pretty, other days I don't. I like my colouring and think that that, combined with my hair, makes me look fairly distinctive. I always felt that I looked different somehow from the other kids (apart from being virtually the only one with curly hair). Now though, I feel confident about standing out a bit more. I like the fact that I don't look like everyone else.

There are aspects of my face and figure that I would seriously consider having altered surgically.
this is a really, really interesting thread...it's so cool to read others' answers to the question, especially because beauty really IS in the eye of the beholder...i voted yes in the poll, but it has taken me forever to get to that point. i think i'm definitely proof that a million people can tell you that you're beautiful and you're still not anything until you believe it yourself. i think that especially within the past few years (i'm 23) i've finally gotten to the point where i CAN accept a compliment and i can bother to wear makeup and nice clothes to look nice. so my answer is, "yes, grudgingly" i think we all have our days - i still have them - where we HATE what we see in the mirror. but in general my self-esteem is a lot higher than it used to be.
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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.
Originally Posted by bounce
The FFT-ers might not think so anymore if your boobs have shrunk! (just kidding....)
Originally Posted by Amneris
Good. No more cyber stalking - that's WONDERFUL!
Originally Posted by bounce
please give me your password, im not like those other guys.
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.
Originally Posted by bounce
The FFT-ers might not think so anymore if your boobs have shrunk! (just kidding....)
Originally Posted by Amneris
Good. No more cyber stalking - that's WONDERFUL!
Originally Posted by bounce
please give me your password, im not like those other guys.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
Negative. You'll see I don't even have the www in my profile anymore, although I'm sure some sicko on FFT has it saved in their favorites.
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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.
Originally Posted by bounce
The FFT-ers might not think so anymore if your boobs have shrunk! (just kidding....)
Originally Posted by Amneris
Good. No more cyber stalking - that's WONDERFUL!
Originally Posted by bounce
please give me your password, im not like those other guys.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
Negative. You'll see I don't even have the www in my profile anymore, although I'm sure some sicko on FFT has it saved in their favorites.
Originally Posted by bounce
just pm me ten please, all this talk is driving me crazy. :hyper:hyper.gif

why dont you trust me?
I never really felt attractive growing up, due to constant mom-comments. She didn't like my style (I was a little on the punky side), so she told me how ugly I was all the time. I know I'm cuter now than I was then, but I usually forget that. I generally feel the same as I did as a teen. Not gross, but not striking either. All that said, I am fairly comfortable with how I look.
The best revenge is living well. The second best revenge is fire ants.
I never really felt attractive growing up, due to constant mom-comments. She didn't like my style (I was a little on the punky side), so she told me how ugly I was all the time. I know I'm cuter now than I was then, but I usually forget that. I generally feel the same as I did as a teen. Not gross, but not striking either. All that said, I am fairly comfortable with how I look.
Originally Posted by MoppyT
Well, I've seen your album, and I have always thought that you are beautiful (I've been a member for a couple of years, but lost my password). If I had a soul, I would sell it if it meant I could have your hair.

As for me, I like my appearance now a lot better than I did in my teens. I was a late bloomer, and due to mom comments and dance instructor comments, I always thought I was short and stumpy like a wood elf or a homely child. Later on though, I put on a good 15 lbs (I was a stick figure, but you couldn't convince me of it back then--I had issues), figured out what to do with my crazy hair, and got to be pretty decent looking. I still don't think of myself as beautiful, but I think I'm cute. Like everyone else, I have my days where I think I'm pretty and other days where I just don't even want to see a mirror. It all averages out, I guess.
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I voted not really. When I was in elementary and middle school I was constantly picked and told/made to feel like I was ugly one because 1) I was a nerd, 2) I was skinny, and/or 3) because my mama is white. When I finally "blossomed" in high school and boys started to notice me and started to feel a little cute, most of my female friends dissed me and started talking trash about me. Maybe that is when I started focusing more on my flaws than on the positive aspects of my appearance. Not sure really. There were occassions when I would have "cute moments", but I have not had one of those in a long time.
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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.
Originally Posted by goldencurly
goldencurly--why do I see my album when I click on your website? We're not the same person are we?
I agree with a lot of what everyone else has been saying. For me, it was been a coming-with-age thing- I didn't embrace myself until my senior year of high school and my first year of college. I feel like the entire past year involving a "new life" in college and my surroundings has helped me to embrace myself on a myriad of levels. For the most part, I'm comfortable with myself and as long as I don't have an obnoxiously huge zit or unmanageable hair, I'm fine. It's taken me a long time to get to this point, but for me, the greatest thing has been those that I surround myself with. Constant support, low-maintenance, optimistic people that do wonders for the body and soul. Feeling pretty and loved changes the reflection in the mirror. It sounds trite and cliche...but it's the truth for me. When I feel intellectually nourished and loved, I could care less about how I look.

Overall, though, I have loved reading the different responses...it's interesting to hear what some attribute their present opinion of themselves to. Shine on, curlies!
I have to say yes! This is a relatively new way of thinking for me. I grew up with a horrible low self-esteem. My parents don't think it's healthy for kids to think they're pretty. I don't think it's healthy for kids to try starving themselves and to hate what they see in the mirror so much that they want to die. I think it is much healthier for children to believe they're beautiful. There's a difference between beautiful and superior. I think that's important to teach too. I guess I'm veering a bit off topic here. Anyway, I spent so many years hating my appearance but I'm so over that now! My look is definitely not for everyone but I don't really care what everyone thinks. My dh thinks I'm hot and that's enough for me.
3a/b, fine, lots of it
There's a difference between beautiful and superior. I think that's important to teach too.
Originally Posted by Rain
I think so many people miss that.

I think I am absolutely gorgeous but I can also see the beauty in other people. Too bad so many people see beauty as a rigid “either I am or she is” thing.

I was taught that we are all beautiful—just in different ways.

:P








Sort of a Guano: Some of the responses in this thread reminded me of a Twilight Zone Eye of the Beholder episode.




Closing Narration
Narrator: "Now the questions that come to mind. Where is this place and when is it, what kind of world where ugliness is the norm and beauty the deviation from that norm? The answer is, it doesn't make any difference. Because the old saying happens to be true. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in this year or a hundred years hence, on this planet or wherever there is human life, perhaps out among the stars. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Lesson to be learned...in the Twilight Zone."
We're all born mad. Some remain so.

It really just depends on the mood I am in. I guess after hearing that I am cute all my life doesn't help, even if it is a compliment. But, I've accepted that I look young, so maybe I will one day accept looking cute.
My hair is somewhere in the 2's or 3's, but I have yet to figure out specifically where.

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