Adults show off their incredible ‘ugly ducking’ transformations to highlight just how much they have changed since their early teens
- Men and women have taken to the internet to share photos of themselves
- They labelled the photos their ‘ugly duckling’ transformations
- Some have changed so much that they’re completely unrecognisable
People from around the world have taken to Reddit to share photos of their self-confessed ‘ugly duckling’ transformations.
To highlight how much they have changed over the years, each of them has uploaded two photos from different stages of their lives – one during childhood or their early teens and one taken recently.
Their before photos were taken during an age of bad fashion choices, hair mistakes and raging hormones.
The after photos show fit physiques, on-trend hairstyles, improved makeup skills and very modern clothing.
Here are some of the most incredible before and after transformations shared so far.
This woman shared a photo of herself as an ‘awkward’ headband-wearing 13-year-old compared to a photo of herself now as a confident 25-year-old
This woman said she ‘grew a bit and lost some metal’ when she uploaded two photos of herself
This woman shared a photo of herself at 10 versus 27. She said that she now wears makeup, uses a hair straightener and ‘went through puberty’
This woman shared a snap of herself at 10 and 21 and wrote ‘Thank god my mother doesn’t try to cut my hair and dress me anymore!’
’15 to 19! Around 16 I decided to fix my eyebrows and take care of my acne,’ this woman wrote
A woman shared this photo of herself when she was a young 16-year-old and compared it to this photo of herself at 21, saying she’s doing better ‘mentally and physically’
This 21-year-old man shared a photo of himself from four years earlier and said ‘a beard and some weight loss can do wonders’
’14 to 26. Grew up, lost the fat, and have been hitting the gym hard. I don’t even look like the same person,’ this man said
This man shared progress photos starting from 2014 when he was 16 to when he was 19 in 2018. ‘Family had me thinking the long hair looked great,’ he said
’16 to 20: Still a ways to go to try and improve but am happy with how things seem to be going so far. Also helps I was expecting the latter photo!’ This man wrote
This woman thanked puberty, braces, makeup and jaw surgery for her transformation from her 12-year-old self to how she looks now at 20
This man doesn’t look like the same person in the photos he shared of himself at 15 and 22, which he put down to self-care and a beard
This 23-year-old said that weight loss was the key difference between her 15-year-old self and now
This man looks completely different as a 17-year-old compared to himself at 24 thanks to weight loss, a change in fashion taste and wearing contact lenses
This man shared two photos, one at 13 and another at 25, to show how much he has changed in 12 years