20 Former Classmates Share What The “Pretty Girl” Of Their High School Is Doing Now

Published 12 months ago

High school days are long gone for most of us, but the memories and the friends do tend to last. Especially with the popularity of social media it’s too easy to stay connected and in the know about the happenings in each person’s life.

While most movies make it clear that high school is temporary and not a true reflection of the successes you can achieve in the real world, it’s best to find out if that rings true in current circumstances from actual people. So, when a redditor began a conversation wondering whether folks remembered the prettiest girl in high school; whether they were a bully or kind and what they may be up to today, folks stepped up to deliver and the answers are edifying.

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#1

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She was so insanely beautiful but also so sweet and kind to everybody. Thing is she KNEW she was beautiful and loved, but did not let it change her attitude — the only time it came up was when she asked people not to vote her junior prom queen (the first year eligible) because then she’d be disqualified from winning as a senior (sadly and obviously, she won jr).

I was such a fucking quiet awkward chubby loser who hung out with the punk trash and definitely did not think I was on her radar. But years after high school she came into the retail store I was working, and pulled me aside to excitedly say hello, introduce her mom, and ask how i was doing :)

She also became a doctor lol.

#2

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Both the girl who was homecoming queen and the guy who was homecoming king my senior year ended up becoming teachers at our school. The guy got a teacher of the year award from our state government last year. He’s also a football coach (he played football in high school.)

Both of them were super nice to everyone. I’m glad they’re doing well.

#3

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my high school was tiny so i’m just gonna go with the prettiest person i knew. she was also the most popular person i knew and super friendly to everyone. she’s now a professional ballerina and seems to be married to a nice guy

now that i think about it, my high school bullies were all pretty conventionally ugly. there were two main ones who made my life hell. the first one now sells insurance and the other one is deep into 3 mlms

you could say that karma gave these people the lives they deserved. but i also think that they were all also victims of circumstances. the ballerina had wealthy parents who enrolled her in the best dance classes from an early age. she learned from her mom how to be a kind person and how to do her makeup at a young age so that she’d be conventionally attractive. my hs bullies both came from broken and poor families and were only taught bad habits like overeating and judging others

#4

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Bully. Also one of my closest friends.
Today she’s working an IT job, and is dating somebody she’s been for the past half decade and thanks me for it and has also apologised for what she did to me.

#5

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Bully and now she’s an Instagram model

#6

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She was scary but not a bully, she was friends with everyone and a REALLY good student

She became a lawyer, or something involving law.

#7

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The prettiest girl/most popular in my school was my best friend. She was actually a good person but she was fake around others to gain popularity. I didn’t want to be friends with someone that was always competing with me and faking her way through high-school so we stopped talking senior year. In a way I feel bad for her, she thought she needed to be someone else to fit in. She lives in our small town still, does all the small town girl stuff and talks s**t about me to my friends that I still have there.

#8

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The prettiest AND most popular girl in my class was very kind. She married her high school sweetheart, who was also very hot and kind. She is a pediatric physical therapist. I’m not sure what he does. They have 3 kids who look just like them. Totally unfair.

#9

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There were plenty of pretty and mean girls in my highschool. But the prettiest girl, in my eyes, was a sweetheart. We didnt run with the same crowd so I didnt know her outside of chemistry class.
I found out recently that she was hospitalized for anorexia her senior year and struggles with relapsing. But is successfull in the other areas of her life as far as I can tell.

I’ve struggle with binge eating disorder my whole life and feel kind of guilty for thinking she had the perfect body back then.

#10

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She was very quiet and kinda childish by drawing and printing out lots of Monster High images on the school computers and drawing sailor moon stuff, no she was not a bully but she took the nastiest s**t from every boy that was attracted to her and didn’t stood up for herself.

Now I see on her Facebook that she’s still dating many different weird guys, but whatever, I can’t stop her.

#11

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Bully, she is married to a cop, is deep in a multi level marketing scheme.

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person

#12

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A stay at home mom of 3, miserable, alcoholic husband. That’s why peaking in high school is terrible.

#13

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#1- She was a condescending and cliquish bully. She married a member of the basketball team who went pro outside of our country. They had three kids and quickly divorced. She had to start over (career, new location, etc.).

#2- She never overtly bullied anyone but her friends did. She had a very curated image and did seem to look down on people. She moved overseas. Works in the legal field. Married a foreign guy and has a baby. And shows her vacations to *this* private island or *that* yatch party. She’s very much about keeping up with appearances still.

#14

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She was a brat to anyone who wasn’t a carbon copy of her. She ended up getting pregnant immediately out of high school and I believe had an ugly separation from her daughters father?

And honestly with age – I just felt bad for her. No one wants to go through those struggles.

I hope she’s better now.

#15

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She wasn’t mean by any means, but she was definitely the type to be nice to keep up the image and was veeery different once you got to know her.
She has 1.5m followers on TikTok now from doing “story times” and I was rooting for her until she randomly hit me and a friend of mine up a couple years ago by randomly throwing us all in a group chat together, said she “still took credit” for our friendship even though me and my friend met in middle school before we shared a class with her in high school. She basically wanted to do a “story time” about how we were sad emo losers in high school and she came along and became our friend and saved us. When we were reluctant into doing it, she tried bribing us with gifts and social media “shout outs.” She also uses a very obnoxious baby voice in her videos on social media although she’s almost 26 and she didn’t even sound like that back in high school.
Now she’s pregnant with her boyfriend and every time I see her life on social media, I’m overwhelmingly reminded how fake and perfectly curated social media is.

#16

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She was mean and a snob.

She oh so typically went into nursing, is with some gym bro, and is in financial ruin. She’s having to sell her house that she plastered all over FB because she over leveraged and now the interest rates are catching up.

The other girl from highschool is still at the same dead end job that she had in highschool, doing absolutely nothing with her life.

#17

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Mine is literally a famous movie/TV actress, but she was always sweet and kind of shy. I’m happy for her.

#18

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A bully and she still is and raising her child to be a bully too.

#19

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She’s doing well. I used to joke with her and say that I wanted to hate her because she was so pretty, but she was too kind and funny for anyone to hate. Now she’s esthetician and is still dating the guy she met senior year of high school.

It’s funny though, because she clearly was the prettiest girl (I went to a small all girls high school so there weren’t many of us) but never would flaunt it, and the ones who definitely thought they were hot s**t then are all stuck in the same cycle everyone in my city is in. And they all have Botox and lip fillers at 26. Go figure.

#20

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Kind of a loser. She was homecoming queen, befriended all us nerds, was really nice but would never eat lunch with anybody outside the popular crew, right? So not hatable.

At the reunion, though, she shows up as a failed personal trainer who moved to New York but had to move back. Talking s**t about our hometown. Then she sat in some dude’s lap and loudly said they needed to pick up where they left off and honestly made everybody uncomfortable, including the dude who was like uhhhh. Then we take a big group pic and she does a full split in front of the picture.

Like I get it. You were a fit cheerleader. And snaps on being able to get down on that. But we’re all turning 40. ? Like, I dunno. I feel sorry for her. Life did not go as planned.

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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