Lyndsey Scott is a gorgeous model who has walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
But growing up, she says she was often bullied for her “awkward” appearance.
Scott responded to a Quora thread asking: “
What does it feel like to go from physically unattractive to physically attractive?“
Scott, who agreed to share her answer with us, says that people didn’t give her a chance when she was a bespectacled and skinny adolescent.
Here are some photos of her from that time:
By the time she entered her 20s, Scott began to look like the gorgeous model she is today.
Of course, there are perks.
“People offer me a lot more freebies, I make money off of my looks through modelling, strangers talk to me more often, more people listen to me and laugh at my jokes, and I even have the occasional suitor,” Scott writes.
But her new appearance had its downsides.
“Would-be catcallers will sometimes skip the compliments and just call me a bitch as I walk by, some women (although very few) are very catty to me from the get-go, and many people are shocked to find out that I’m anything other than an airhead…that I was a computer science major and that I program iOS apps, for example,” she says.
Ultimately, Scott acknowledges that she feels “extremely lucky to have been granted this new super-power.”
But it also haunts her.
“I have to wonder, why didn’t they like me then when I’m still the same person now? Why do they like me now? How do I know that they like me now? Does anyone actually really even like me now?” she asks.
Here’s a photo of Scott today:
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