The "Shrek Effect"is an unnatural occurance that happens to young women after high school and college. The young woman is naturally beautiful/ and or cute to begin with, but through out the years after her education, the shrek effect sets in. May it be the cause of a horrible heart shattering break up or that she spent too many nights curled up with a snuggie, eating sherbert ice creaming watching soap operas as she cries silently on her Scott Baio pillow thinking that the right guy will just "find her". These women put on a good chunk of fat and sometimes get beaten with the ugly bat numerous times. These events will lead to the woman developing the "Shrek Effect". A young beautiful woman turning into a fat, ugly, or just unpleasant to glance at. This effect would be considered the opposite of the "ugly duckling syndrome"
by TNESbitt September 30, 2010