I don't think any 17 year old can say they are ugly. When you're that young your opinions of what's "beautiful" are pretty f***ed up to be honest. And you also have very limited experience in what guys actually find attractive. (It's a much wider spectrum than hollywood would have you believe.)
I'd say don't believe the bullsh*t that Hollywood tells you. Concentrate on having an attractive personality for the moment, and then you'll be pleasantly surprised when you find guys who are attracted to you.
There's a difference between thinking you're ugly and having no confidence as a result, and thinking you're ugly but accepting it. If you're in the second frame of mind, you'll find you never come across as desperate/needy. That is very close to confidence. It comes across as completely uncaring about your looks, so to speak. You'll be surprised how attractive that is, in itself. Guys can be very attracted to a woman who's comfortable in her own skin.
I know this seems like so much bullsh*t, coming from an adult who doesn't understand kids. But it happens to be true. Like many things adults try to tell kids, it's hard for kids to believe it while they are still kids. They have to learn the same lessons for themselves.
Remember that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder girl. That and personality contributes heavily to a person's outward appearance. Hence if you believe in the beauty within yourself, others will sense it in you as well.
if there's hope for me...im sure there is for you ;P
I think you may be being far to selfconcious I have met so very few unattractive women that I find it hard to believe that you would be. There is someone out there for everyone, or at least I hope there is because I am about as far from attractive as It gets and have a crush on one of the hottest girls in school in my opinion.
Nobody is ugly.. The media and celebrities put out an image of what is considered 'beautiful' and the ideal female/male. I have so many insecurities about myself and the way I look, but I have an amazing boyfriend who loves me for me and wouldn't want it any other way. He always tells me how beautiful and perfect I am to him. Don't stress too much about the way you look, even if you feel insecure, look confident and put on a smile, do your hair all pretty and maybe put on some makeup, wear clothes that compliment your body and someone will come along and fall in love with you, just like my boyfriend did with me.
Remember "Never frown, because you don't know who's falling in love with your smile"
Ok first of all your probably not that ugly, but on the note that you are here's my advice you may not like it but here it goes. yes you will, he probably won't be brad pitt though, in my head there just as many ugly guys as there are ugly girls, and just as many pretty guys as pretty girls, so basicly the pretty people go with pretty people the ugly people go with ugly people, but your probably just in that awkward stage of your life. On occasion you get that really good hearted guy who can look completely past appearance and just see personality. So yes there is hope you will find someone, but don't be picky unless you can afford to. :D
FIND QUALITIES THAT YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SELF AND WORK WITH IT. act confident even if your not some enough you will be. its not about pretty , ugly, hot , or not CONFIDENCE CAN GO A LONG WAY . your probably not even all that ugly. find some confidence deep down . it will shine through
I not exactly a pretty girl either. But I have always taken care of myself like you said. In addition to taking care of my body, I started taking care of my emotions and how I felt about myself. Like not constantly caring about how I looked. I also stopped worrying about what people thought of me. It was a REALLY hard thing to do. I keep asking myself Can I not live because I am not pretty? I realized I can life.
Anyways after a few years of work I feel like I am not that ugly anymore. I see it in my pictures when I smile. My eyes look happy. Nothing else about my looks has changed really *_*
I really doubt you're ugly. As girls, we have a lot of "tools" and "weapons" in our "arsenal" such as:
Fitness, clothes, makeup, good skin, nice and white teeth, hair, etc...all that can make you look so much more attractive and bring out your true beauty. Plus you'll feel more confident and get more attention from guys possibly (if that's what you're looking for).
You just need to learn how to capitalize on your attractive features and assets so they offset the not so attractive ones...