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21 Former Classmates Look Back At What The "Pretty Girl" In High School Was Like And What She's Doing Now

"In a way, I feel bad for her. She thought she needed to be someone else to fit in."

Do you remember the prettiest girl in your high school? In movies, the pretty girl is usually automatically the mean one, but in real life, that's not always the total truth.

Reddit user u/mustichooseausernam3 recently asked, "Was the prettiest girl in your high school a kind person or a bully? What's she up to today?" Here are a few responses:

1. "She was a sweetheart, and everybody loved her. She treated everybody with compassion and kindness. I think she married some ultra-rich guy. I just hope life treats her as well as she treated others."


2. "In high school, she was a bully. Now, she is married to a cop and is deep in a multi-level marketing scheme."

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3. "She was so insanely beautiful but also so sweet and kind to everybody. The thing is she KNEW she was beautiful and loved, but did not let it change her attitude. I was such a fucking quiet, awkward, chubby loser who hung out with the punk trash and definitely did not think I was on her radar. But years after high school, she came into the retail store I was working at and pulled me aside to excitedly say hello, introduce her mom, and ask how I was doing. She also became a doctor."


4. "She was a bully, and now, she’s an Instagram model."


5. "She was very kind with a friendly personality. She became a hairstylist and then actually switched to software engineering."


6. "She was making her way in modeling. She was kind of obnoxious, but a nice girl. She got a lot of attention from male teachers; which now, I realize is disgusting. I hope she did okay throughout high school and college. I wish her the best in her endeavors."


7. "She was mean and a snob. She, oh so typically, went into nursing, is with some gym bro, and is in financial ruin. She's having to sell her house that she plastered all over FB because she over-leveraged, and now, the interest rates are catching up."


8. "She was prom queen and a cheerleader, then got a full scholarship to an ivy league school. Last I heard, she was in a surgical residency program. So, she’s doing great, and for what it’s worth, was never a bully."


9. "She's kind of a loser. She was homecoming queen, befriended all of us nerds, and was really nice but would never eat lunch with anybody outside the popular crew, right? So, not hatable. At the reunion, though, she showed up as a failed personal trainer who moved to New York but had to move back. She was talking shit about our hometown. Then, she sat in some dude's lap and loudly said they needed to pick up where they left off and honestly made everybody uncomfortable, including the dude. Then, we took a big group pic, and she does a full split in front of the picture. Like, I get it. You were a fit cheerleader. And snaps on being able to get down on that. But we're all turning 40. Like, I don't know. I feel sorry for her. Life did not go as planned."

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10. "She’s doing well. I used to joke with her and say that I wanted to hate her because she was so pretty, but she was too kind and funny for anyone to hate. Now, she’s an esthetician and is still dating the guy she met senior year of high school. It’s funny, though, because she clearly was the prettiest girl (I went to a small all-girls high school, so there weren’t many of us) but never would flaunt it, and the ones who definitely thought they were hot shit then are all stuck in the same cycle everyone in my city is in. Go figure."


11. "The prettiest girl/most popular in my school was my best friend. She was actually a good person, but she was fake around others to gain popularity. I didn't want to be friends with someone that was always competing with me and faking her way through high school so we stopped talking senior year. In a way, I feel bad for her; she thought she needed to be someone else to fit in. She lives in our small town still, does all the small-town girl stuff, and talks shit about me to my friends that I still have there."


12. "She was a bully; she still is, and is raising her child to be a bully, too."


13. "Shockingly, the most popular and the prettiest girl (in my opinion) was a very sweet girl. Her family had a lot of money, but she was always sweet and kind. She was one of the few people that always talked to me when she saw me and was never mean. I still text her about twice a year thanking her for being such a nice person to me. She had so much more than me and has gone on a lot of trips, is in college, and will always have more opportunities than I will, but I am so unbelievably happy for her and proud of her. She is in college to become an elementary school teacher. I truly believe she deserves all of the good things that come her way, and I hope nothing bad ever happens to her. I have a child now, and if she makes the choice to teach in our town, I hope she teaches my child."

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14. "She never overtly bullied anyone, but her friends did. She had a very curated image and did seem to look down on people. She moved overseas and works in the legal field. She married a foreign guy, has a baby, and shows her vacations to this private island or that yacht party. She's very much about keeping up with appearances still."


15. "Both the girl who was homecoming queen and the guy who was homecoming king my senior year ended up becoming teachers at our school. The guy got a teacher of the year award from our state government last year. He’s also a football coach (he played football in high school). Both of them were super nice to everyone. I’m glad they’re doing well."


16. "The prettiest AND most popular girl in my class was very kind. She married her high school sweetheart, who was also very hot and kind. She is a pediatric physical therapist. I'm not sure what he does. They have three kids who look just like them. Totally unfair."


17. "She was really pretty and very popular, especially among guys. She was one of those mean girls with her gang of followers that would always make fun of us for being poor, ugly, and fat. I don't know where she is now or how she's doing. Last I heard, she had become a doctor and was living her best life. I am guessing she's still living her best life now."


18. "She was the prettiest and the most popular (in my year, at least). She was incredibly kind. She went on to a state college, got a good degree, and now, she’s married with two little kids. I haven’t spoken to her since we graduated, but I hope she’s doing well."


19. "She was a bully and also one of my closest friends. Today, she's working an IT job and is dating somebody she's been with for the past half-decade, thanks to me for it. She has also apologized for what she did to me."


20. "She wasn’t mean by any means, but she was definitely the type to be nice to keep up the image and was very different once you got to know her. She has 1.5M followers on TikTok now from doing 'story times,' and I was rooting for her until she randomly hit me and a friend of mine up a couple of years ago by throwing us all in a group chat together, said she 'still took credit' for our friendship even though my friend and I met in middle school before we shared a class with her in high school. She basically wanted to do a 'story time' about how we were sad emo losers in high school and how she came along and became our friend and saved us."

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21. "Mine is literally a famous movie/TV actress, but she was always sweet and kind of shy. I’m happy for her."


Let's have a little high school reunion. What was the prettiest girl you went to school with like? What's she up to today? Let me know in the comments!