When a person who used to be somewhat awkward
and not attractive
, though not necessarily unattractive
, becomes extremely beautiful. Because this person used to be unattractive, bitter
people assume they are emotionally damaged and scarred. Hence, they believe the aforementioned beauty is mentally demented, while they themselves are sympathetically retarded.
Ugly Duckling Syndrome is an excuse to undermine the physical and inner attractiveness of a blossomed beauty.
"Wow! That girl used to be really awkward! What happened! I'm sure she MUST have done some kind of plastic surgery to get that face. I guess she's really insecure then, and she probably has ugly duckling syndrome."
"No you dipshit, she just went through puberty."