Before You Were Hot

I know we all have photos of those really uncomfortable awkward moments (sometimes I feel like I'm still going through them) but I found some real horrific photos. I wasn't sure what to do with them- they are a part of my childhood, even if I did have a face only my mother could love, but what else is there to do besides hide them in an old box faraway from even the prettier shoes in my closet?

I discovered Before You Were Hot. Of course. Parade them to my blog readers! I didn't want to submit (you know, what if I was told my ugly phase hasn't ended yet?) so here's a photo before I was hot...
Um...nice haircut

why did my mom think this haircut was ok?
and here's somewhat of an improvement
Red lips
I'd love to see your before and after photo if you haven't submitted it BYWH