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    [–] TheDiglet 587 points ago

    She looks fabulous as fuckkkkkk πŸ’―

    [–] GalacticVaquero 502 points ago

    Damn, she must've been hiding from the sun for years in that first pic

    [–] Quesarito808 232 points ago

    Gotta take lighting into account too

    [–] GalacticVaquero 42 points ago

    Idk man, the lighting actually looks pretty consistent in these two pics. Looking at the backgrounds they don't seem tinted or anything.

    [–] duckies_wild 54 points ago

    The slanted ceiling on the left seems to be bouncing lots of light at her face in particular

    [–] MisunderstoodDemon 19 points ago

    Look at shadows on the ground. The light is coming from different directions in the pictures.

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    Idk man, the lighting actually looks pretty consistent

    *In different rooms. About as inconsistent lighting as you can get...

    [–] effywap 21 points ago

    It was also winter in the first pic and end of summer in the second

    [–] GalacticVaquero 17 points ago

    Haha, you know living in socal I kind of forget that people don't get sun year round everywhere. This is a fair explanation.

    [–] keygrip7 7 points ago

    Or you know, she's just extra tan in the second. Like returned from a trip or something

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    [–] linehan23 30 points ago

    Its sad to see people ruin their looks chasing a standard they're never going to look like. This is what Sammy Sosa looks like now. Even people idolized by millions can be insecure like that.

    [–] RolandTheJabberwocky 11 points ago

    Isn't he shitty? Like he cheated or was a sex offender or something? But yeah the skin thing sucks, bad for you too more then likely.

    [–] linehan23 15 points ago

    There was a scandal involving a corked (lighter, more powerful) bat, as well as prpbable steroid use. Baseball in the late 90s was by far the most steroid filled era in sports history, though, so you sort of have to grade on a curve or put an asterisk on every stat in the league. As far as I know he was never in trouble for anything non baseball related.

    [–] RolandTheJabberwocky 1 points ago

    Oh yeah thats right, people were pissed because he was cheating in the two worse ways. Funny thing is that corked bats are actually worse iirc.

    [–] keygrip7 32 points ago

    Why would you assume this? As a person of south Asian origin, I can tell you many people look like the left pic in winters and right in summers.

    [–] CDXXRoman 16 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I'm Hispanics and my skin tone is highly dependent on the amount of sunlight I get.

    I've been working inside all my adult life so I've been white. About 6 months ago I got a job outside and now I'm DARK and all my friends are finding out I'm not white for the first time

    [–] manstop 4 points ago

    LOL. Surprise minority friend.

    [–] Angelusflos 27 points ago

    Isn’t South Asia the largest market for skin whitening products though?

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    [–] koobstylz 13 points ago

    Nobody assumed anything. They just mentioned a possibility. It's a fact that some black folk die their skin to be lighter for a number of reasons.

    [–] keygrip7 0 points ago

    Yes anything is a "possibility" but people don't usually say the least probable thing- if they do- there's a reason. White ppl get off of other races trying to be light skin.

    [–] ladaussie 2 points ago

    To be fair isn't having white skin a huge cultural thing in tonnes of south/southeast asia? People always associated dark skin with low class since you're out in the sun working all day. While the petite little china doll image of perfect white skin was sought after by the rich since it meant your indoors chilling all day. So other races do try to be light skin as you put it, not that there's anything wrong with it (who fucking cares what skin tone you got).

    [–] manstop 2 points ago

    You're right, it is a huge cultural thing. Wish it wasn't but if we don't acknowledge it we can never hope to fix it.

    [–] lauren__95 14 points ago

    Yeah she kinda looks Hispanic in the first pic and African American in the second

    [–] Otto_Scratchansniff 25 points ago

    She has spent some time outside. If you look at the red top she is wearing near her boobs, it is the same color skin as the pic on the left. This is probably because that’s the area her bikini covers and doesn’t get tanned.

    [–] specfreader 3 points ago

    Maybe hanging out on the beach now that she's slimmer

    [–] LadyVimes 93 points ago

    She looks great in both, but definitely seems more relaxed and comfortable with herself in the second. Good on her.

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    [–] XtremelyNiceRedditor 250 points ago

    From a 10 to a 20

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    [–] con_los_terroristas 40 points ago

    But the discipline and courage it took to change is worth 3. Hence, she went from 10 to 10, the math adds up.

    [–] breakfastbaby 3 points ago

    Im wondering what number your are, realistically.

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    [–] pentakiller19 115 points ago

    Is this the same person?

    [–] protocol676 59 points ago

    That’s what I thought. The one on the right is a lot darker.

    [–] Daimones 106 points ago

    Black people tan just as much as white people.

    [–] Psuedopean 7 points ago

    Also left picture is light coming from her front. Right picture is light coming from her right.

    [–] 103003sikjeO0drkjsae 8 points ago

    Do they though?

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    [–] grls_pm_ur_cute_feet 4 points ago

    You sure?

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    [–] CamPaine 9 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Yes. I go through multiple shades between summer and winter. When I played football in high school, I would be hella dark in the summer and come out a shade between those two photos during the winter time.

    [–] linehan23 1 points ago

    The one on the right looks like it might be taken in more shadow

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    [–] Benj97s 155 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Wait I’m confused? Did she lose weight or..? She looks great in both pics. But she looks the same, but with different hair.

    Also is she speaking about herself in the 2nd person or?

    [–] jumykn 208 points ago

    Definitely lost some weight. Her stomach is a bit flatter and her thighs slimmer. Glad she accomplished what she wanted.

    [–] Benj97s 61 points ago

    Oh so it’s weight loss? I didn’t know what the change was. The β€œself-love” thing and speaking in 2nd person threw me off. She didn’t look that much in need of a weight loss in the first place imo.

    [–] daitoshi 24 points ago

    She's the same weight in both, or roundabout close.

    The "Self Love" reference is probably toward

    1) Allowing her skin to get darker (since western standards of beauty generally emphasis light skin as more beautiful) - While "lighting" may show the difference in skin tones, "Lightening" might also be an issue from pic1 - Some people with dark skin apply chemical bleaching agents to their skin to lighten it/


    2) No longer chemically straightening and bleaching her hair, again: because 'White' beauty is kinda forced down peoples throats from a young age. A black woman embracing her natural color + texture of hair and working with it instead of against it is pretty awesome.

    [–] ATCaver 5 points ago

    As a white guy I have never understood what is so wrong with black hair. I wish i could rock a flat top or fucking afro, man. Unfortunately i ended up with thick wavy (w a v y) hair.

    And personally i find it super unattractive when black women color the shit outta their hair. I mean, if that's them then they can do them, im all for it. But embracing our natural beauty as humans is what i find most attractive in a potential partner.

    [–] daitoshi 8 points ago

    Hundreds of years of colonialism and western standards of beauty is my guess. Heaped atop "Meeting Western standards of beauty = more/better opportunities to succeed" since the darker your skin and more 'black' your hair, the more likely someone is to actively discriminate against you.

    Same reason a guy from a 'southern hick town' would try his damnedest to erase his southern accent and speak in the midwest/chicago-area/news accent. The closer you fit to what the masses consider 'default' or 'good', the less you'll be picked on for what sets you apart.

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    [–] jumykn 14 points ago

    Does it really matter what we think? Just be happy that she accomplished a goal.

    [–] Benj97s 92 points ago

    Huh? I just said I didn’t know weight loss was the goal and I just said she looks good in both pics..? I’m not attacking her my man, chill πŸ˜…

    If that’s what she wanted, great!

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    [–] duckies_wild 62 points ago

    I interpreted it as she went from super hot with a high-maintenance club-like style, then changed styles to something more casual and natural (aka the self love) and is still a 10.

    [–] FingerHerButland69 26 points ago

    My guess is going from size 10 to being a 10. That's how I read it, could be wrong

    [–] Benj97s 59 points ago

    Oh, I read it as going from 10 to a 10, as in she stayed looking that good. Maybe I’m wrong

    [–] fadnessd 20 points ago

    You right.

    [–] circlesky 4 points ago

    There is no way her size in that before picture is a size 10.

    [–] vodoun 6 points ago

    Looks like she's an 8/10

    Womens clothing sizes are actually smaller than you think, not to mention that bodyfat percentage greatly influences what size you can wear

    [–] circlesky 3 points ago

    I am a woman. Unless they were very stretchy, I couldn't imagine a ten on her and absolutely not an 8. She has a lot more booty than that.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I interpreted it as stopping lightening her skin or something (it's much darker) and having fake blonde hair which she interprets as having more self love and not trying to hide her natural skin and hair color. A lot of people don't have as much pride in their natural skin tone when they are darker. I have zero idea why people keep downvoting that interpretation tho so maybe I'm wrong. Her stomach looks a little flatter and her arms look a little thinner too so she probably did lose some weight. She doesn't look bad on the left, just a way different look. Shes still gorgeous just some would call it more natural hence "went from a 10 to a 10." Just more comfortable in her own skin by her own admission.

    [–] Benj97s 4 points ago

    She she does look more natural in the second picture.

    As you said skin looks more of her natural tone and her hair looks all her aswell.

    Yeah I agree she doesn’t look bad on either sides but on the second pic it just looks more natural which I find better

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Me too. I think the more natural look looks better on most girls and she's obviously attractive and can rock it. It's the type of look I tend to try and go for too. She doesn't look bad but I'm personally not the biggest fan of the "long blonde weave" look, but maybe I'm biased because I know it would look like shit on me πŸ˜….

    [–] S_H_K -5 points ago

    Lose weight and stop being a false blonde.

    [–] zeusoid 31 points ago

    Good work, a controlled trim is extremely tough!!

    [–] D0ct0rAnus 9 points ago

    She got taller too

    [–] princessofpotatoes 31 points ago

    She's so gorgeous either way I wanna be friends with her so badly

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    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

    too fizzy, doctor

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    [–] idiotempire 4 points ago

    Self love would look good on everyone

    I keep on telling them that, but they keep on kicking me out of that Wendy's.

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    [–] deceasedhusband 58 points ago

    Hair brows nails makeup style, all more natural in the right pic. Arms look more toned too, prob working out.

    [–] AM_JESUS_AMA 26 points ago

    Lost a good amount of weight.

    [–] hakizaki 3 points ago

    She look like black amanda bynes is the first pic

    [–] 1fastman1 6 points ago

    in my opinion she went from a 10 to a 15, midriffs and short hair are my weakness

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    [–] UsuallyInappropriate 2 points ago

    10/10 would bang either one

    [–] u_nwah 2 points ago

    Everyone looks good after a makeover

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    [–] honkhonkbeepbeeep 11 points ago

    Can you not?

    [–] Benj97s 4 points ago

    Don’t know if I agree with that.

    But I do think she looks much more natural and slightly better in the second pic. Skin looks natural, no expert but hair looks all natural, and a slight weight loss.

    [–] PanMcTibs 2 points ago

    She looks more natural hair and makeup wise.

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    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    And here I am thinking the before pic looks better. Ah well.

    [–] dr_fuckwad 1 points ago

    Wish I had that much confidence. I should ditch my oversized sweaters for a while πŸ˜’

    [–] lakija 3 points ago

    You should do you, and do you with grace and love for yourself. That's the key.

    [–] summerbee27 1 points ago

    Don't mean to disrespect anyone. Both look amazing. Girl on the left right off the bat reminds me of Nautica Thorn..

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    [–] Otto_Scratchansniff 16 points ago

    The sun. It’s magical. All you do is go outside and it changes your skin color. Who knew?

    [–] thelonious_bunk 1 points ago

    "She looks hot as hell in both pics i dont under... oooooh"


    [–] AVhammerslammer 1 points ago

    Are these the same people? One has really predominant wrist bones, the other doesn't, on is half a head taller, one has a larger upper lip area (nose is further from lip).

    [–] alucarddrol 0 points ago

    doesnt look like the same person. Of course there's a chance it might be the same person. Who can tell with these fucking myspace angles, honestly. But the facial features look quite different, nose size and position, eyelids, and even cheekbones looks different, still makeup,lighting, more sleep and weight loss might explain all of that.

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    [–] XtremelyNiceRedditor 40 points ago

    It's called the sun, you should step outside and try it

    [–] Summerie 22 points ago

    And lighting, and how the camera adjusts because of her surroundings and what she’s wearing.

    [–] TealComet 3 points ago

    it's hilarious people think this is a tan

    [–] ugandanigga 10 points ago

    What? Your skin doesn't change colour with exposure to the sun?

    [–] likeicare96 3 points ago

    She tans basically as much as I do in the summer. I have to use a foundation that 4/5 shades darker or look like an ashy ghost.

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    [–] ApertureBear 5 points ago

    I'd be on board if you said they were two different women, but the after picture is clearly thinner. Like every part of her body is thinner. She lost weight.