11/13/2013 10:46 am ET

How to Be Pretty, According To Our Favorite Makeover Movies


While there are many challenges in life, being pretty is not one of them. In fact, I’m here today to tell you that any old troll can go from drab to fab in just six easy steps. How do I know? I did it! Just a few years ago, I was ugly. Heinous, in fact. Sometimes, and guys this is kind of a big secret here, I went out in public in a ponytail. A PONYTAIL. I might as well have pinned a sign to my back that said “monster coming through.” And even worse. I occasionally wore clothes designed for comfort and not for fashion. Which everyone knows is horrible for your complexion. I’m not telling you all this because I want you to pity me, I’m telling you because I want you to know that if I can become pretty, you can too. Anyone can! All you have to do is study our favorite makeover movie characters – Laney Boggs, Mia Thermopolis, Gracie Lou Freebush, Baby, Cady, Cinderella — and see how they went from being the ugliest of ducklings to the most beautiful of swans.

So with no further ado, here are the six steps to go from gross to glam!

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