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    May 20, 2020

    Britney Spears Says She Felt Like An "Ugly Duckling" Before Fame

    "I had bad teeth and felt like an ugly duckling."

    Britney Spears is an absolute legend.

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    Besides blessing us with so many iconic hits, she is STUNNING.

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    But Britney hasn't always felt so confident.

    On Tuesday, Britney got very candid about her insecurities growing up in an Instagram post.

    "I stopped having bangs in the 3rd grade and I remember like it was yesterday .... it was such a big deal to expose my forehead," she wrote. "Only pretty people in the South could do that and I never felt pretty enough to pull it off. All the beauty pageant girls did it but I never felt beauty pageants were my thing."

    "I had bad teeth and felt like an ugly duckling. I met with a modeling agency but I wasn’t pretty enough so I went home and said, 'Maybe I can be like the older girls and show my forehead.'"

    "I did and it looked sooooo bad but I thought I was gorgeous 🤣 !!!! I think I knew it didn’t look good but I did it because I thought it made me cool .... and I’ve pretty much had it like that ever since !!!!"

    "People choose different ways to protect themselves …. when I pull my bangs in front of my head I feel like I’m protected ... almost like I’m in 3rd grade again."

    Britney's forehead is absolutely perfect, but her seeing herself as an "ugly duckling" growing up shows that even the world's biggest pop star can still have insecurities.

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