When it comes to social media, a little healthy skepticism is always a good thing. Just think about the face filters, airbrushing techniques, flattering poses, and facial expressions that exaggerate our daily lives over there. It’s full of carefully choreographed pictures that strive to convince us everyone looks flawless all the time and makes us miserable when we feel anything but. But in reality, nothing could be further from the truth!

While a brief skim through Instagram shows you some people living in a world of vanity where the levels of fakery are off the charts, others invite us on a wild ride straight to the land of hilarity. Like the 'Pretty Girls Ugly Faces' community over on Reddit. Nearly 95k members have set out to share before and after photos of themselves that poke fun at the well-curated and polished side of social media.

Even though we have previously featured the subreddit here, here, and here, these women have uploaded so many new gems that we just had to do a follow-up! Below, you’ll find the newest batch of entertaining posts Bored Panda has gathered for you to enjoy. So continue scrolling, hit upvote on your favorite ones, and be sure to tell us what you think about them in the comments.

#1

Magical Goddess, Giver Of Life *throws Up*

Magical Goddess, Giver Of Life *throws Up*

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Saint Lynnie
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1 month ago

If the men find out we can shape shift they're going to tell the church.......

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#2

Trying Out The Eyeliner

Trying Out The Eyeliner

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Natalie Phipps
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1 month ago

Brilliant! Love it.

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#3

The Two Kinds Of Snaps My Husband Gets From Me

The Two Kinds Of Snaps My Husband Gets From Me

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Antisocial potato 🥔
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1 month ago

She looks like a minion 😂😂

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The community in question welcomes its members with a description saying, "The only way we'll judge you is if you try to maintain your dignity." Ever since it was created in 2012, it has been a safe space for women to share the ugliest photos they could possibly produce. And if we’re being honest, seeing how these beautiful and humorous ladies can turn into the goofiest creatures in mere seconds is making us feel extremely validated.

According to the internet database 'Know Your Meme', the subreddit was created shortly after the trend appeared on Tumblr on a blog 'Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces' in 2011. The idea for women to juxtapose their attractive photographs with less-than-photogenic moments quickly spiraled online, inspiring thousands of women to participate in the fad. Heaps of double chins, bucked teeth, and squashed lips graced people’s feeds, challenging the unrealistic beauty standards and proving that nobody can look on-point all the time. And before anyone asks, men participate in the trend as well! They even have a 'Handsome Guys Ugly Faces' subreddit dedicated to the cause.

#4

Jolene Jolene Jolene Joleeeeeene

Jolene Jolene Jolene Joleeeeeene

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Jos Tiguidou
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1 month ago

She's so good, she's here twice!

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#5

Instagram vs. Reality

Instagram vs. Reality

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Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
1 month ago

I am Gru

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#6

U Know U Want Me

U Know U Want Me

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Mozzarella
Community Member
1 month ago

Well the second pic shows that your up for a little fun so it’s just as valuable as the first.

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The purpose of the pictures you see in this list is not only to be a source of rib-tickling laughter but also to show everyone that even the most photogenic people can have an unflattering side too. After all, we’ve long heard about how both social and mainstream media present utopian beauty standards and body images that affect how we view our own. Whenever we succumb to the lure of the mindless scroll and forget that what we see online is not always real, it can have an impact on how we perceive ourselves and how we judge others.

#7

If My Mental State Was An Image, It Would Be Three Raccoons Fighting Over A Piece Of Cornbread

If My Mental State Was An Image, It Would Be Three Raccoons Fighting Over A Piece Of Cornbread

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Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
1 month ago

😂😂😂

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#8

When Someone Else Takes A Picture Of Me vs. When I Take A Picture Of Myself

When Someone Else Takes A Picture Of Me vs. When I Take A Picture Of Myself

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Nimues Child
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1 month ago

Upvote for the caption!

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#9

A Gift To You.

A Gift To You.

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ebook ab
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1 month ago

Galileo figaro ;)

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Unfortunately, this can have dire consequences and can lead to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or negatively affect our psychological health in other ways. Especially if we compare ourselves to images of other people online. In a survey of 227 female university students, the respondents said that while they browse Facebook, they tend to judge their own appearance negatively in comparison to their peers or celebrities.

Jasmine Fardouly, a postdoctoral researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and co-author of the study told BBC, "People are comparing their appearance to people in Instagram images, or whatever platform they're on, and they often judge themselves to be worse off." As she pointed out, it all stems from the fact that people tend to exaggerate their lives online and often present a one-sided, more polished version of themselves. "If you know someone well, you’ll know they’re only showing the best bits — but if they’re an acquaintance, you won’t have any other information to go on."

#10

Tw: Disgusting. I Have Absolutely No Idea How I Did This

Tw: Disgusting. I Have Absolutely No Idea How I Did This

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Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 month ago

What were you eating. ???

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#11

I’ve Been Saving, And Perfecting, My Ugly Faces Until I Had A Pretty Day Let Me Share My Masterpiece With You

I’ve Been Saving, And Perfecting, My Ugly Faces Until I Had A Pretty Day Let Me Share My Masterpiece With You

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OokiiStaR
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the tiny braided pigtails for me LOL

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#12

Maddy The Tank Engine

Maddy The Tank Engine

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Some Dude
Community Member
1 month ago

I counted 4 chins

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Many women feel sick and tired of unrealistic examples they see on social media, so they take matters into their own hands. Even doing something as simple as striking a silly pose adds a sense of genuineness to the online world and briefly interrupts the carefully curated images we’ve gotten so used to.

#13

I Definitely Win This Sub! My Poor Boyfriend!

I Definitely Win This Sub! My Poor Boyfriend!

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Sathe Wesker
Community Member
1 month ago

Bro I can’t count how many times my man has taken photos/videos of me sleeping and also in weird a*s attempts to wake me up. One being the dogs shock collar (on vibrate mode, but still super awkward).

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#14

Teacher By Day, Beaker By Night

Teacher By Day, Beaker By Night

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Mozzarella
Community Member
1 month ago

Bootifull! 😉

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#15

Don’t Worry I Took The Pretty One First Before I Channeled My Inner Ugly

Don’t Worry I Took The Pretty One First Before I Channeled My Inner Ugly

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DinoBambino
Community Member
1 month ago

haha, the best one for me

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The founder of 'Pretty Girls Ugly Faces', Redditor Sinkingfast, told Bored Panda in a previous interview that the community has stayed consistent and loyal throughout the years. "We get a lot of users who see positive reception to their posts and come back as repeat posters. Creating a safe and fun environment to post weird pics in judgment-free was always the goal and I'd like to think we've maintained it, especially with the help of our loyal user base. Our community is great. I want people to be comfortable enough to share and have fun. The subreddit really belongs to the users and wouldn't exist without them."

#16

Maybe Not The Prettiest But Certainly Contending For Ugliest!

Maybe Not The Prettiest But Certainly Contending For Ugliest!

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LimonadeDaWolf
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel like this could go far in a gurning championship

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#17

How You Look Scrolling Instagram vs. The Pic You Post.

How You Look Scrolling Instagram vs. The Pic You Post.

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Cara G
Community Member
1 month ago

What a smoke show!!! 😍

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#18

This Made Me Lol So Much

This Made Me Lol So Much

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Pumpkin Spice
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah yes, the patented Desi/Hispanic Girl derp face!

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They explained that we humans usually tend to deem people based on their appearance, clothing, and clothing. However, forming certain opinions about people we don’t know can lead to snap judgments that, more often than not, tend to be false.

"My opinion loosely follows something like Dunbar’s number, the theory that we can only know so many people. We used to live in hunter/gatherer tribes as a species and as cities grew, well, people don't know people anymore. You can't know everyone, especially not within a massive city. Even in the age of social media, you can only peek into so many lives."

"As an example, I might wear a specific band t-shirt and in that instance, I would be doing it to advertise to others I am a fan," the moderator continued. "Someone could judge me on the shirt and I may get a friend out of it. Someone could also judge me negatively. I chose to present myself that way, though. I don't choose my face."

#19

Dolled And Appalled

Dolled And Appalled

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Diolla
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh YEAH!

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#20

I Had Too

I Had Too

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Bellala
Community Member
1 month ago

Cat!

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#21

My Boyfriend Has To See, So Do Y'all. First Post

My Boyfriend Has To See, So Do Y'all. First Post

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Denise Melek
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1 month ago

What.. how..what's happening with her hairline? :D

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Redditor Sinkingfast pointed out that people now often assume that if someone presents themselves one way, that’s how they want the world to see them. Even if we're talking about features that are simply out of their control. "You see it all the time in films where someone like Steve Buscemi (Did you know he was an FDNY firefighter?) who may be the nicest dude in the world, is hired to play a certain role or type because of his physical appearance."

"What if he wasn't an actor who was typecast all the way to the bank? If he was just a unique-looking dude on the street? Might someone have harsher opinions of him because he's not the typical standard for beauty? Over attributes he cannot fully control," they wondered.

#22

I Apologise In Advance For Any Nightmares Caused By This Post…

I Apologise In Advance For Any Nightmares Caused By This Post…

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Sheila Stamey
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1 month ago

Lol.this is great.

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#23

Thiiiiiiiis Is How We Dooooo Iiieeettt

Thiiiiiiiis Is How We Dooooo Iiieeettt

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SCP 4666
Community Member
1 month ago

What a beauty <3

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#24

Me Cosplaying As A Passable Human Being For My Work Outlook Profile Photo, vs. The Reality At Home

Me Cosplaying As A Passable Human Being For My Work Outlook Profile Photo, vs. The Reality At Home

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Liquid butter
Community Member
1 month ago

Slay

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But even though many people have a tendency to jump to conclusions, Redditor Sinkingfast remains optimistic about the future. "I think even the most diligent people can't help but slip up and sometimes be biased or judge a book by its cover even if it may be unfair to do so. Hopefully, over time as a society, we don't snap judgment about someone over something they can't control. Humanity could stand to be a little nicer in general."

#25

Here We Go

Here We Go

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Karin Gibson
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1 month ago

The dog is cute.

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#26

My Wife Looked Hot Today. I Asked For A Few Pics In Her Attractive State. She Did Her Best

My Wife Looked Hot Today. I Asked For A Few Pics In Her Attractive State. She Did Her Best

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Alex Metslov
Community Member
1 month ago

Getting into girl's car: "Aren't you afraid I'm a serial killer?" - "Nah, too small change for 2 serial killers in one car."

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#27

I Am The Gift That Keeps On Giving ....

I Am The Gift That Keeps On Giving ....

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Lady Goldberry
Community Member
1 month ago

Gorgeous as human. Not so gorgeous at Jabba's Palace.

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#28

You Freaks Inspire Me

You Freaks Inspire Me

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Antisocial potato 🥔
Community Member
1 month ago

Pic 1: Vampire/evil witch. Pic 2: her appalled servant

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#29

Almost Always vs. Very Rarely

Almost Always vs. Very Rarely

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Svengali
Community Member
1 month ago

heaven and hell no!

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#30

Here’s A Transition

Here’s A Transition

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Pan.D.Mona
Community Member
1 month ago

Love that hair 😍

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#31

Weddings: On The Inside And The Outside

Weddings: On The Inside And The Outside

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Ella Grace
Community Member
1 month ago

upvote for the caption!

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#32

I Know My Good Angles

I Know My Good Angles

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Nunya Business
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't cry. PLEASE don't cry!

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#33

Oh Please God Send Help. My Neck Is Swallowing My Face!

Oh Please God Send Help. My Neck Is Swallowing My Face!

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Florida, but without the beach
Community Member
1 month ago

This one really does look like two different people

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#34

Tried The Hanacure Mask

Tried The Hanacure Mask

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Nimues Child
Community Member
1 month ago

It doesn't look like she's happy with the results.

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#35

I Took These A Few Minutes Apart, Lol

I Took These A Few Minutes Apart, Lol

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Bellala
Community Member
1 month ago

How did you change your hair like that in a few mins...?

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#36

Guess Who's Back? Back Again! Jugzy's Back Tell Your Friends!

Guess Who's Back? Back Again! Jugzy's Back Tell Your Friends!

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Florida, but without the beach
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1 month ago

Oh geez, how did you age 30 years between pics?

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#37

I Haven’t Posted In A Bit Just Because I Feel Like You Guys Like The Glammed Up To “Ugly” Pics And I Just Do Average To “Ugly” But Here We Are

I Haven’t Posted In A Bit Just Because I Feel Like You Guys Like The Glammed Up To “Ugly” Pics And I Just Do Average To “Ugly” But Here We Are

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Natalie Phipps
Community Member
1 month ago

There's nothing average about you. You have a lovely face and I'd kill for your eyebrows!

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#38

First Post Here!

First Post Here!

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Ella Grace
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1 month ago

**gasp** your hair is gorgeous 🥰

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#39

I Would Like To Introduce You Guys To My Ugly Mug

I Would Like To Introduce You Guys To My Ugly Mug

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Mozzarella
Community Member
1 month ago

I have sooo many of these double chin photos on my phone and iPad. My husband once was looking through out family ipad and then screamed and started cracking up when he found the collage of all my double chin photos. There were a lot tho let me tell ya

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#40

Yes, These Are Both Me

Yes, These Are Both Me

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nikki bates
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1 month ago (edited)

This is the third set of photo's of her and she has different coloured hair in before and after shots in them all!

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