Contrary to previously widely held beliefs, a study conducted by The Alliance for Future Happiness and Well-being found that beauty may not actually be in the eye of the beholder. In fact, some people are just objectively ugly.
Though the study found that those who are ugly will never be as happy as those who are attractive, it has also brought to light new evidence that those who accept their unfortunate physical appearances have a higher likelihood of being neutral. As a result, many ugly people are starting embrace themselves.
Local ugly woman Rebecca Cirkin says she first realized she was ugly when even #TeamFollowback Instagrams would not follow back. Since likes on pictures directly correlates to self-worth—The Alliance for Future Happiness and Well-being had proven this in a previous study, “Zero Likes Means Everybody Hates You”—she was initially very concerned. “I tried everything,” Cirkin explains. “#blonde, #girl, #followforfollow, #instagood and even #swag. But nothing worked.” After years of such effort, Cirkin realized that she could not deny her true self any longer.
Cirkin recently came out to friends and family as ugly and she says they “took it better than expected.” Cirkin’s mother, who’s known Rebecca since she was a baby, said she noticed Cirkin’s appearance early on. “She never knew how to properly dress a Barbie for her body type,” her mother recalled. “I had always hoped that she would grow out of it by high school. But when she posted a picture on Facebook that said ‘no make-up’ that actually had no make-up, I knew.”
A close friend of Cirkin has supported her during this process and plans to set her up with a guy she went to high school with, after assuring him that she has a great personality.