This Is How You Respond To People Who Make You Feel Ugly

by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Dec 4, 2015
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What do you do when you end up on an Ugliest Girls poll at your school put up by boys in your class? Heartbreaking isn't it? It is, but teen Lynelle Cantwell had the best response to those who made her and other girls on the list feel that way.

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It all started when Lynelle found the poll on the Straw Poll website. It included her names and those of her classmates' from Grade 12, and people had to choose which of them was the most unattractive. Speaking with BuzzFeed Canada, Lynelle said that she was hurt when she found out. "I saw that I was fourth and I was like, 'wow,'" she said. "I felt hurt, like really really hurt. Not gonna lie, it tore me apart a little bit." (via

But instead of allowing the bullies to get through her, the teen shared these uplifting words on her Facebook profile:


To the person that made the "ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth" ask.FM straw poll. I'm sorry that your life is so...

Posted by Lynelle Cantwell on Tuesday, 1 December 2015

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Yup, she just said those things, Candy Girls—a reminder that we are truly not in the position to judge anyone.

"Just because we don't look perfect on the outside does not mean we are ugly. If that's your idea of ugly then I feel sorry for you. Like seriously? Get a life."

We also love how she's been getting inspiring words about the topic from those who've read her post. Just read some of them below.

Lynelle Cantwell

Lynelle Cantwell

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Lynelle Cantwell 

Let's continue encouraging each other! :) Let's spread good vibes, not hate.

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