People say physical appearance is not everything, but it can make or break a person’s self-confidence. This bullied girl knows this too well, for she suffered in low self-esteem throughout her life because of her looks. Today, thanks to modern technology, she has undergone an operation that changed the course of her life forever.
Ever since she was young, Ellie Johnson from Wales was bullied by her ruthless peers. The bullied girl was born with a facial deformity that affected her jaw, resulting in misaligned teeth. Because of her odd looks, she suffered from bullying and discrimination which greatly diminished her self-confidence during childhood.
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At the age of 14, Ellie went to the orthodentist to get her braces. However, the orthodentist noticed something odd about Ellie’s jaw: it hasn’t grown in size since she was 8 years old! Apparently, this is the root cause of her misaligned teeth and caused her difficulty in talking and chewing.
Finally, when she was 16 years old, Ellie and her family consulted a maxillofacial surgeon to find out what they can do with Ellie’s situation. For the next few years, the bullied girl went under several operations to fix her facial deformity and transform her into a new person. Today, all of her sacrifices have finally paid off!
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After going under the knife, Ellie Johnson is barely recognizable from her former self. Judging from her before and after photos, the surgeons did a great job on the corrective surgery. Upon seeing her shocking transformation, Ellie couldn’t contain her excitement with her new looks:
“I was so shy because of it. I feel like a different person now. I have so much more confidence, I feel like the ugly duckling that’s finally become the swan.”
Even her mother, Natalie Jones, claimed that her daughter’s life was changed by the surgery. It not only altered her physical appearance, but it also brought back Ellie’s self-esteem:
“The surgery has not only changed the way Ellie looked, but also the way she portrays herself. Her confidence has grown and she’s blossomed into a beautiful young lady.”
From being a bullied girl, Ellie Johnson is now an aspiring beauty queen. In 2016, she embarked on her journey to the crown as “Miss Wales.” Thanks to the reconstructive facial surgery, Ellie is now living the life of her dreams by joining other beauty competitions.
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