Reading some "Ugly duckling transformations" posts, I don't always understand why "after" is better than "before".
I mean, I understand the value of transformations, where someone defeated obesity and started to keep fit. I also admire that kind of transformations, when the person, who had sick or messy hair, skin and nails, started to maintain them healthy and neatly, and now has a good hair, skin and nails. It's also cool, no arguing.
But some of the "transformations" look more like a neutral change (or even worse, like a standardization), than like a fighting actual problems, like listed above.
For example, here, I don't understand why girl on the right is better than girl on the left. She just grew up and changed her style, but I find both photos attractive enough.
Here I like girl on the left more than girl on the right. She looked more natural and original there for my taste (of course, I don't deny that it's eventually her choice, how she wants to look like. It's just my personal opinion).
Not saying, that some of the "transformations" are actually about changing lighting and photo quality. 0_o Not about changing the person appearance at all.
And of course, some others are about growing long hair & getting rid of braces and glasses. Someone, please, explain me, why short hair, braces and glasses are so bad...