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I'mNotPretty,ButIDon'tCare

Doris Villaflores
Doris Villaflores Contributor/Mogul Influencer
4mo Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines Story
I'm Not Pretty, But I Don't Care

Back when I was young, I never really cared much about how I looked. What matters most to me was, I was brilliant, and that I could do just about everything I thought of, and I did.

Over the course of my 27 years of existence, I learned the painful truth: I'm not pretty.

Easy to tell, I know, but it gets hard when it's being felt. I'm confident, I'm loud and proud. I trust myself very much. But, of course, underneath what you call "that diva attitude", is a very confused little girl who keeps asking, "when's it gonna be my turn?".

I know my friends would not believe me when I say this, that I get scared of people actually telling me to my face that I'm not pretty. Not being all too superficial, but, it's kinda nice knowing you're good enough for someone's eyes (a little hard to tell though).

We all have something we don't like about our bodies, I mean, seriously? Who doesn't stress about a zit? Or a cellulite? Receeding hairline? Bad toenail? Scars, uneven skin tone and more!

I sound like an ass for writing what seems like a very subjective, discriminating and utterly useless post that looks like I'm looking for someone to tell me otherwise, but no.

I'm writing this because I want readers to know that it's okay to not feel like your 101% everyday, because you're not alone. And, this big world here that's full of judgemental people, who makes you want to look like supermodels with insane bodies and masked faces, no girl, don't do it.

I'm a fan of make up, but I know I wear it for me. I like nice clothes, but I like it better when I'm comfortable. Everytime I look in the mirror, I smile at me. And the next time you do look in the mirror, remind yourself that the person you're looking at will be the first person that matters. Be you.

Go on and be smart. Be bold, be brave. Smile.
Believe that you can be a lot more than just pretty. The world doesn't care, really. So, why should you?


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  • John Freund
    4mo ago

    My friend Karen says, "I'm attractive, but not pretty."  I always thought that was a healthy way of looking at things.

    My friend Karen says, "I'm attractive, but not pretty."  I always thought that was a healthy way of looking at things.

    • Doris Villaflores
      Doris Villaflores Contributor/Mogul Influencer
      4mo ago Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines

      I love that! 

      I love that! 

  • Zainab Chhatriwala
    Zainab Chhatriwala Creative Writer, Serial Doodler and Travel Lover
    4mo ago Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

    Among the many things that I can take away from this awesome article, the line 'Everytime I look in the mirror, I smile at me' takes the cake for me! Good read! :)

    Among the many things that I can take away from this awesome article, the line 'Everytime I look in the mirror, I smile at me' takes the cake for me! Good read! :)

    • Doris Villaflores
      Doris Villaflores Contributor/Mogul Influencer
      4mo ago Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines

      Thank you! :)

      Thank you! :)


Doris Villaflores
Contributor/Mogul Influencer

Single mom. Full-blown Filipino. Psychology major. Food enthusiast. Just trying to live and survive at the same time. "What's bad for your heart is good for your art."

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