You’ve probably heard of a “glow up,” right? It’s when someone who was conventionally unattractive when they were younger turns into a total hottie later on – sort of like Rachel Cook in She’s All That, for my fellow millennial friends.

What about a “glow down,” though?

That, my friends, is when someone totally peaked in high school, and when you see pictures of them online now, you would hardly recognize them at all.

Here are 12 women willing to share those before and afters, so please, enjoy.


12. Maybe she found her real self.

As long as she’s comfortable in her own skin.

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11. I mean, she has great taste in football teams, though.

And she was probably using some type of filter on the first one, right?

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10. Same amazing smile.

It’s all I can see.

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9. She’s still lovely.

And she looks so happy!

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8. Thumb’s up, girlfriend.

Enjoy your life.

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7. I see no glow-down here.

Just a few pounds and some hair color.

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6. She definitely looks more comfortable.

There’s something to be said for that.

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5. It’s all about the angle.

Good angles are your friend.

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4. It’s not all about weight.

Healthy and happy are all that matters.

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3. I wish I looked this good at any point in my life.

What a beauty!

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2. Seriously she looks the same.

Older and wiser are not “down,” y’all.

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1. She looks happier now.

And look at that sweet little chunk!

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Listen, these are fun to look at and all, but I honestly hope that – whatever you look like now versus high school – that you’re happy.

Because in the end, that’s really all that matters.