There has been lots of talk about how ugly Mallory is but I was just wondering if you guys think it would be permanent (yes, I know she's a fictional character).
She has braces but they'll come off eventually. She has glasses but she could get contacts. Besides, glasses aren't always so bad. She could even get good frames. She has bushy red hair. The red hair isn't bad but I'm not sure about the bushiness. It probably depends on what she looks like. She is apparently stocky. I suppose she could grow out of that but probably not.
Do you guys think there's hope for her I think she would become better looking but never a beauty.
Post by secondhandshoes on Jul 25, 2006 1:58:33 GMT -5
Well, it's been said in the books that "Mallory will be very pretty someday."
Braces come off. Some people look BETTER in glasses. I think I look strange without mine. She could invest in a straightener and I think red hair is awesome. And she's 11 for crying out loud. I know "stocky" kids that turned out to have wonderful figures. I think Mal could be hotter than Stacey.
"Being a writer takes a lot of self discipline. You've got to make yourself work. No one can do it for you"--Mallory on Strike
There's no reason at all that Mallory couldn't become pretty. Plenty of tweens go through an "awkward" stage. In 10/11 yrs time, there's no reason on Earth she'd be considered ugly, especially since her ugliness was always attributed to the glasses and braces. If they were her biggest problems - and there was nothing particularly wrong with her features - then she'd probably be reasonably attractive as an adult. I mean, there were brief mentions of her wanting a nose job, but personally I think she seemed more upset by the glasses and braces.
there's so much goodness inside Mallory, that after you've known her awhile, she starts to look pretty - Jessi Ramsey
Post by starrynight on Jul 25, 2006 10:46:14 GMT -5
I think it's totally possible. I was hideous when I was that age, and I look relatively normal now. If it can happen to me, it can happen to her. Oddly enough, my hair is MORE bushy now than it was then, and I DID have to invest in a straightener to make it look better.
Well, I don't think Mal is that bad to begin with. Sure, she doesn't leave you "speechless" like Dawn does, and she's not "exotic" like Claudia, but I don't think glasses, red hair, and braces (the clear kind!) are that bad. I think she was a little melodramatic when she complained about her looks, as most of us probably were at that age. I guess when you're friends with all these supermodel-like 13 year olds, you're bound to feel ugly in comparison!
Post by sotypical42483 on Jul 26, 2006 12:01:46 GMT -5
I always thought Mal's face was kinda unattractive - I mean they constantly mention how she wants a nose job so I'm pretty sure she's got a weird knocker. But I do think most of it is the unruly hair and glasses. I bet she was an adorable little girl though, and just kinda grew up awkward looking.
Post by supernatural babe on Jul 26, 2006 12:51:07 GMT -5
She already is. She may not be beautiful but I do think she's pretty. I think Mallory is suffering from the 'hermione Granger' thing. Hermione was already a pretty girl but in literacy, Bushy hair and buck teeth are seen as undesirable.
If mean lets face it we have seen pretty girls with wild hair, glasses..Or pretty girls with goofy teeth, in real life. It's just that in books our shallowness gets the better.