15 FMLs About Being Ugly That Will Motivate You to Embrace Your Inner Beauty on National Inner Beauty Day!
Take it from a girl who got fourth runner-up (i.e. 5th place) in an inner beauty pageant when she was 11 years old, outer beauty is so overrated. It’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? That’s what my mom always told me and that’s what we at FML are choosing to believe as we celebrate National Inner Beauty Day!
To honor the importance of inner beauty, we’ve compiled 15 FMLs from people who know first-hand what it’s like to rely on their inner beauty. Why? Because what other choice do you have when your outer beauty is well...lacking?
1. At least your insides are prettier than hers.
2. I guess my cheerful disposition counts for nothing.
3. From the mouths of babes.
4. Take-baksies are not cool, mister!
Today, after talking to the man whose car I scratched, we agreed that the damages and cost of repair were so low and instead of me paying I just buy him coffee. When I showed up he saw me, decided I was too ugly to have coffee with, and instead demanded full payment in cash. FML
5. When you're neither too ugly, nor too pretty.
6. Dads really need to learn how to talk to their teen daughters.
7. What he should have said was nothing.
Today, I was having a romantic conversation with my boyfriend under the stars. He said, "You know how there are people who are beautiful on the inside and people who are beautiful on the outside? Yeah, well you're one of those 'inside' people." FML
8. But I'm a hero, baby!
Today, my 5-year-old daughter sobbed inconsolably on my return home from a several-month long deployment to the Middle East. I was touched by her reaction until she blurted out that she wasn't crying because she missed me, but because my shaved head looked scary ugly. FML
9. He was almost a good guy.
Today, while eating at my college cafeteria, I started thinking about all the awful crap going on in my life right now, and I started sobbing. Some guy at another table started snickering at me, at which point the guy I like said, "Give her a break. If I was as fuck-ugly as her, I'd be crying too." FML
10. Ahem, I think you mean "hot Leslie" and "Inner beauty Leslie."
Today, I learned how my coworkers differentiate between my coworker and me as we have the same name, when I overheard one of them ask the other, "Which one, ugly Leslie or hot Leslie?" When the answer was "ugly Leslie," he walked straight to me. FML
11. Maybe it's because you expected her to. Perhaps you need to work on your inner beauty.
12. Thank for the ego boost, sis.
Today, my little sister randomly came up to me and said: "Aww, don't be sad. Even ugly people can get boyfriends." She then smiled, patted my back, and walked off. I wasn't actually sad before, but I am now. FML
13. *was* dating.
14. So...which one?
15. As moms tend to say.
Today, I was complaining to my mom about how my sister looked like a barbie doll next to me. I was saying how she was so tan and her hair looked awesome next to mine. She paused for a while and then said "Well you're pretty on the inside." FML