Recently I've been getting more compliments on my looks. When I was going through puberty I didn't really get any, and I can understand why because I was pretty unattractive and disproportionate because I hadn't fully 'grown in to myself' yet. And I was very very insecure because back then boys in school used to call me ugly and I was seen as one of the unattractive girls.
But as I said lately it's been different, within the last 6 months or so. Someone came up to me today and said "omg I haven't seen you for the past few months, and each time I do you look more grown up. Honestly you're so attractive now, i know you don't see it but it's true. I don't just mean pretty, you're beautiful. Model standards." I was shocked, but it was a really nice thing to hear.
I just can't see it myself though! I can scrutinise myself in the mirror for a long time, and I still can't understand it, because more and more people have been saying it lately, especially those that haven't seen me for a while.
But what I really want to know is, how can I start to believe them? I'm still so self conscious from back when I felt so ugly a few years ago, and I'd love to be able to understand that I'm not "ugly", and have some confidence without becoming arrogant of course (I never would).