Victoria's Secret Model Opens Up About Developing From Awkward to Gorgeous

Lyndsey Scott shares what it's like to be judged based on your looks.

Posted: 01/08/2014 12:36 PM EST
Lyndsey Scott

What happens when a physically unattractive person blossoms into a gorgeous model? The question was originally posted on the website Quora and model-actress Lyndsey Scott, who's modeled for Victoria's Secret, chimed in with her story. Scott, who's a self-proclaimed nerd and develops apps, recounts her childhood as an awkward girl without many friends and wonders what people genuinely make of her now.

"I was bullied and often friendless throughout puberty because people automatically judged me as being someone I was not. OK, sure ... I'll admit that I've always been a nerd, but I like to think I'm a pretty cool nerd. The difference between then and now though is that back then, they wouldn't give me the chance to show them that I was kinda cool, and now they readily give me a chance ... and are then often disappointed that I'm kind of a nerd," she writes.

Once her body fully developed after college, she noticed that it was easier to get attention and her newfound beauty earned her a lot of perks, but she felt uncomfortable by the fact that she was still being judged by her looks.

"Same is true now as it was then — I (like everyone else I'm sure) am judged on sight," she continues. "But it's nice to now have that perspective rare to the newly beautiful — the world is a super shallow place, yes, but it's pointless to take their snap judgments too seriously because no one deserves to be treated differently based solely on their appearance."

It's an interesting read and one that makes us question how we treat one another and the biases we inject into how we relate with others.


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(Photos from left: Lyndsey Scott, WireImage)

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