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40 People Whose Self-Described Glow Ups Are Nothing Short of Incredible

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Each of these people experienced a life-changing transformation, otherwise known as a “glow up.” Number 17 on this list is legitimately mind-blowing.

Today we’re going to take a look at some before-and-after photos of people who underwent a massive glow up.


All of these photos were submitted by the people in the photos themselves, so join us in celebrating these incredible (sometimes shocking) glow ups. Y’all are some beautiful swans.

She grew her hair out, got braces, and, in her own words, “bit by bit I started to treat myself a ‘lil nicer.”
Way to go, girl! You self-cared your way there! If you thought that was transformative, wait until you see what comes next…

“The photographer even made me push my glasses up because I liked to wear them on the tip of my nose!”
Oof. That photographer should’ve been fired.

We all remember what it’s like to be 17, right? Now, she says “My hair doesn’t look like a bad wig anymore.”
So true! Her hair is incredible — so is that lip color!
But you haven’t seen the wildest transformations yet. Peep this next girl…

What a difference 10 years makes!
“My dad used to call me Ugly Betty. I took it as a compliment.”

The picture on the left is from age 25, while the picture on the right is at age 40.
“Life begins at 40!” this woman writes. And I think you’ll see that a few other people on this list agree.
Hot diggity dog! The next woman looks like she went through a time warp machine…

“I owe a lot to contacts, braces, filling in my eyebrows, and my hairline somehow growing forward.”
Ah, yes. Can’t forget the eyebrows!