There's hope for us all, even those of us who continue to believe we might yet bloom into a beautiful swan, as we paddle around the pond making unmistakable quacking sounds with our un-swanlike bills.
This is a real ugly ducking story, too. Not one of those "ooh I was such a GOOF" says stunning Eva Longoria type things.
This is the story of an 18 year old kid called Leanne Nagle, who's currently doing well on Britain's Next Top Model. Growing up, our Leanne wasn't just a bit plain. She didn't just have to wear milk-bottle glasses with plasters stuck over them. She didn't just have a limp, braces, bad skin, a lisp or any of those other things that we all endured. No, Leanne, my friends... Leanne had an eye patch.