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Teen voted one of the 'ugliest girls' at school turns tables on the bullies
A teen who was voted among the most 'ugliest girls' in her school has turned the tables on the bullies .
Lynelle Cantwell decided that rather than be hurt she instead felt pity for the person who created the anonymous online poll.
She wrote: "I know I don't have the perfect smile or the perfect face.
"But I'm sorry for you. Not myself. I'm sorry that you get amusement out of making people feel s***."
Lynelle, a senior at Holy Trinity Regional High in Newfoundland, Canada, found out on Monday that she and other pupils were the subject of an 'ugliest girl' poll on
She saw that other students had voted and she had been rated fourth 'ugliest'.
She told CBC News that she spent all day trying to figure out how to respond to the cruel poll.
She said: "I wanted to be the bigger person, and instead of fighting fire with fire, I decided to fight it a different way and make something that was really negative into something really positive."
In her Facebook post , she says she "may not look okay on the outside, but I'm funny, nice, kind, down to earth, not judgemental, accepting, helpful, and I'm super easy to talk to.
"That's the same for every other girl on that list that you all put down.
"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."
Lynelle's post has been shared thousands of times and people have praised her for her awesome attitude.
Chantel King wrote: "I'm so proud that you spoke up to let people know how cruel people can be.
"Don't let anyone bring your self esteem down, you're beautiful just like every other girl and we all have flaws.
"If people need to put you and these other girls down in a vote, then they obviously have some really bad self esteem issues."
Carlee-Anne Power wrote: "Who cares if you're an XL?! You're heart is XL too and that's all that matters. Keep on shining girl."
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It also made me wonder who taught them this @ButterflyBlu, like who taught them that that was ok? Ugh, I just want to hug those kids too and tell them not to be meanies.
2 years agoReply
@shannonl5 I hope so, too. They really need to think about why they did this and why they think it's ok. :( @nicolejb I think, in general, we, as a society, have made it ok. We all sit and talk about each other, even as adults. Kids see and hear that. They absorb every thing that they see and hear, and then mold it to their own worlds. We, as parents, mentors, and/or teachers have to change what we're showing them as an example.
2 years agoReply
People's mentality makes me so sick.
2 years agoReply
Me too @PercyJackson :( it's really sad
2 years agoReply
I love that people can take so much of their time out of there lives to put others down to the point where the other person wants to die so much inside and out and all they do is laugh but I guarantee that if they were dealing with that shit they go through that they would want to take that easy way out when they have so much to experience and give the world and with that being said I'm proud that this girl has the will to not be affected with such bull shit in this world of hell we live in she is a strong person and I wish that people would honestly fuck off who love putting others down for their own entertainment
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