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Fergie: “It Hurt Me When People Called Me Fugly”

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Fergie is in Elle this month and she opens up about her diet and beauty image.

On curbing her appetite: “I’m not going to lie: There are times I play mind tricks on myself, like that the french fries are poison. With desserts, I’ll let myself have just one bite, but I’ll look like a freak when I’m eating it, like when I did Duncan Hines commercials as a kid, just savoring every morsel.”

On criticism from gossipmongers: “It has hurt me in the past when people say things like how ‘fugly’ I am or how horrible I look. I’ve had to learn not to give it such a high priority in life…. Look, when you’re trying to juggle all of this in your life, sometimes you’re not going to look perfect. I don’t have time to get a facial every couple of days.”

…says Fergie.

Can you (or do you want to) do the “one bite of dessert” trick like Fergie?

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beckers
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beckers

That’s a shame, at lot of people criticise her face as though she is a bad person for not having a perfect face. I like it, she has strong features, a great body, and most importantly a wonderful singing voice.

jay
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I agree with you completely. Fergie is someone I really look up to so hearing these things upsets me too. Actually, i find her appealing simply because she isn’t the typical american beauty. Go fergie! 🙂

Sidney
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Sidney

She’s peculiar looking, and i’ve been under the impression that she’s had some surgery or injections, which might’ve affected her looks, but regardless i don’t think she’s ugly at all, i like people with unique features. The dessert thing, i rather have nothing at all than a small morceau, but i feel her on the mind trick things.

Ana
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I don’t think she is fugly, just that meth left some permanent damage

Ramie
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Ramie

what damage do you see that is definitely from meth?

gen
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Well her face used to be somewhat prettier, and she was a meth addict. I mean, here’s a picture of her from her late teens.
http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl0/20/201932/12_2008/blog200208_fergie.jpg
It’s not totally unreasonable to assume that meth may have ruined some of her looks, but yes, it could also be just aging.

Regardless, I’m glad that will.i.am or his manager or whatever punched Perez Hilton for repeatedly calling her “fugly”. Sorry if that makes me a bad person.

Dayna
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Dayna

WOW! Is that why that happened? I didn’t realize that was why!!
And I don’t think she’s fugly…I think she’s a different kind of attractive…it’s hard to describe.

Lia
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Fergie, like all other celebs are only human. I hope she doesn’t let those negative comments affect the way she sees herself.
I could NOT just have one bite, I rather not taste it at all than forcing myself to stop.

fiona
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fiona

Ah yeah, but the poor girl doesnt have the time to get facials once every few days….. poor fergie…
*rolls eyes*

booyah
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booyah

lmbo @ fiona!

Freedom
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Freedom
ppl call her fugly b/c of her messed up, fail plastic surgery and her wonky eye brow lift. In addition to the use of drugs earlier in her life. so yes that will cause you to look ” fugly”, just don’t be surprised when ppl point it out. The damage she has done to her face cannot be cured by a” facial”. And another thing, i find it so depressing, annoying and pointless when i hear women punishing themselves from foods they want to eat or they complain about their extreme diets. Clearly she has a unhealthy relationship with food.… Read more »
Ayu
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I kinda agree. I wouldn’t call her fugly, but she isn’t very pretty either, but she could look worse. I liked her more in the days of “Where is the Love”, that youthful casual style suited her.
Her hands remind me of goblins, those nails are truly horrific in my opinion.

CoffeeGirl
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CoffeeGirl

I agree – she looked so beautiful back then

kate
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kate

Body dysmorphic disorder is also on the rise, often triggered by comments such as ‘ugly’. People then resort to extremes such as plastic surgery in attempt to feel better about themselves. However due to their distorted perception, they don’t always make the best decisions.

artemis
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artemis

you’re right, kate…

amazon
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amazon
excessive consumption isn’t healthy either. there is a part of me that thinks i wish i could censor everything celebs say, cause really most of what they say is taken as literal absolute truth by people. she probably just means that she has to have a little instead of pigging out, and moderate portions IS healthy. i seriously doubt she starves herself, and i’ve read plenty about her exercise habits which she seems to do plenty of. at least she is being honest that a good figure takes a little restraint- some find that easier than others. me -i could… Read more »
Casey
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Casey

I don’t think she has had plastic surgery. She used to be a meth addict, and that stuff will seriously mess up your face and body permanently. Dita talked about it and how she got plastic surgery to FIX the meth damage.

I never thought she was ugly. If anything she has an interesting face, and I love her in BEP.

Anna
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Anna

Well…see the many faces of Fergie:

http://socialitelife.celebuzz.com/images/fergie1.jpg

She definitely had surgery, just look at her eyebrows.

Mia
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wow, i’ve never seen these pictures of her before. I never would have recognized her from 10 years ago! she definitely had some sort of plastic surgery.

Casey
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Casey

Based on those pics I think she has had a nose job. Not sure about the brows, she could have just styled them differently since it’s only 2nd to last picture where they look like they’ve been done.

Dayna
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Dayna

oh laawwwdd!! She looked better before! Why do people insist on having plastic surgery when they’re cute to begin with??!!?!?!

peachy
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peachy

seriously….if she could just stop over-plucking her eyebrows she’s look a million time better!!!! Over-thin eyebrows are yuk! totally unbalances her face

Fiona
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Fiona

Agreed, quickest way to cheapen the face.

Rachel
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Rachel
I don’t think she’s beautiful, but she is a far cry from ‘fugly’ and i find it kind of ridiculous that she should feel bad about her looks. As for the dessert thing- NO, never! I would much rather have nothing, or just eat some fruit. I’m an all or nothing girl though, I have healthy days and will not touch anything bad but then occasionally I will have a bad day where I eat whatever I want. I could not deal with having just one bite of something bad, I’d have to finish the whole thing, but if I… Read more »
Sophie
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Sophie

Sometimes I do the trick of just having a bite of dessert too. You get a sweet mouth and you don’t need to eat all those unnecessary callories. But I just to that ocasionally, when I already abused in the main meal. Other times, I eat it all and don’t get any hard feelings about it.

Natasha
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Natasha

I don’t think she’s far from ugly but the meth….. also the comment about the french fries *rolls eyes*

Naomi
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Naomi

Never really liked her face. Never seen her as ‘good looking’.
Butter face actually. Good body.

And one bite of a dessert? And that’s it? Screw that.

amazon
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amazon

i think it is terrible that anyone would call anyone else fugly, regardless of what they look like. Its a nasty cruel thing to do. but people seem to think they have the right to say anything about famous people. wonder if they would be half as mean to their faces??

ann
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Cruel? Depends on the context. Some people are legitimately unattractive. Howard Stern gets called ugly all the time and he agrees with people when they say it. Being ugly isn’t a sin. I live day to day life as a person most people find ugly. I don’t get mad when people tell me. I point out that stating the obvious isn’t insulting and perhaps the person in question should learn to be more creative. Either way, Fergie deals with this crap the wrong way. Why sit there and disagree with them and tell them it’s hurtful? Most people don’t care… Read more »
kate
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kate

I guess because some people place all self worth on their appearance. Therefore comments such as ‘ugly’ can lead to negative feelings.

nannou
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nannou

She’s not fugly, lol… although she kind looks like the joker when she smiles too much

jellyfish
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jellyfish

Im not really a fan of her music..or her voice for that matter. But its sad how people say nasty things like that. Its also easy for lots of people like us to expect her to get over it. No one likes being criticised for what they cant change. especially their appearance.. I think the more people comment about your appearance the more self conscious you get. Its hard to take that sort of crap from people that dont even know the first thing about you.

Blaire
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Blaire
Ok this is what I have to say. I’ve seen fergie in person and up close. She is outrageously gorgeous in real life. I was always on the fence about her looks but her face in real life is so delicate and pretty and her eyes are really blue. I think she’s just one of those people who does not photograph very well. It made me realize ( seeing a celeb In person) that im numb to celebs beauty because I always see them in magazines on tv and on the computer. It was weird to see an uber pretty… Read more »
Remy
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Remy

And that’s was what I was saying: why boys get hard with faces?
It’s stupid

ari
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WOW, from the comments i’ve been reading, you guys seem to have an unrealistic standard for beauty. I don’t believe there are guidelines and rules to determine what beauty is, and if you think otherwise then you are just reflecting off your own insecurities.

gen
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It’s not just a lack of beauty. Her face is actively strange. I would say that the typical person has a more pleasing face because meth and/or surgery has done something weird to hers.

Lindsay
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Lindsay

I comepletely agree – I think beauty is NATURAL, and there is something (be it drug abuse or unneccessary surgery) that made her face look downright UNNATURAL…

LC
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People are just mean. She’s a good singer, dancer, and performer. She’s not a supermodel. She should just be recognized for her talents. I think she’s cute!

livefree
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livefree

How the hell did Perez Hilton ever have the audacity to call Fergie “fugly?” That’ would be like Tara Reid calling Anne Hathaway trashy.

Padme
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Padme

Well I don’t really feel sorry for her. If she had kept her real face nobody would call her fugly (judging by pics of her teenage years she was pretty). Let this be a lesson to us all: years of drug and plastic surgery addictions will make you fugly.

Dayna
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Dayna

Fugly has to be one of THE funniest words ever.

CK
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i don’t think she’s beautiful, but that’s my personal opinion, i mean everyone has and must have his/hers own opinion on wha’t beautiful or normal, etc. But i like her body, i think she’s a fitspiration. I mean she work so hard to stay in shape. I think she’s one of those who gain weight easily if don’t watch their meals and workout. And about her trick, for me it doesn’t work, a bite of some cake or chocolate only teases me, so if i don’t eat the whole piece i can end up binging on a lot of sugary… Read more »
rita
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rita

fugly or not, she got a hot husband

Lindsay
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Lindsay

….Who cheated on her with a stripper

rita
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rita

still, she did better than most people (while it lasted? not sure if its over ot not). and shes not the only person who got cheated on, more attractive people do as well

anonymous
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anonymous

poor girl

SHES BEAUTIFUL 😀

sola
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sola

i’ve always liked fergie. i used to think she was sooo pretty! i always thought she had an awesome body! but best of all she seemed down to earth! so i like her. and i feel sorry for her reading that stuff

Kelly
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Kelly

I’ve always heard comments about her being fugly, that’s true. My friends even say that she’s fugly but I actually think she’s quite attractive! I don’t understand how anyone could think she’s not.

pixie
Guest

she has meth face!!!! that’s what she gets…Boo Hoo!!!!

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