i never thought much about my nose until my friend’s little cousin mentioned it to me in the 5th grade. “wow you have a really , really big nose!” And the comments didn’t stop there… all throughout junior high and high school i was bullied.. people would say “gross, look at her nose, it’s so fat, it’s huge!” if i got into the slightest argument with someone, my nose would be the first thing they’d point out. “nose job, pinocchio, witch nose, shut up, you’re disgusting..” people would try to guess my ethnicity based off of my nose. “Oh you’re italian? Yeah i can see it in the nose.” “You realize you look like some kind of bird right?” As if it was the only thing that stuck out on my face. in 8th grade i had two bullies (girls) who made comments about my nose literally every single day, in front of everyone. I was humiliated being in the same class as them. I would wear tons of makeup and do my hair really big to try and bring attention to other features. To this day I still feel so insecure turning to the side or looking down, even though my nose isn’t bumpy it sticks out.. recently i’ve had friends make comments about it… even family. “Oh yeah you have your father’s nose, it’s even a bit crooked.” Every time I’m on the verge of accepting it someone makes a comment. ..I’m on the fence about getting it fixed lately because of the constant bullying, but at the same time i’ve also learned to accept the fact that it’s bigger. A “big” nose doesn’t equal ugly… people need to realize that… we all come from different ethnic backgrounds, i know so many beautiful women and handsome men, models, actresses, etc who have larger noses, and ironically, very unattractive people with smaller/ “perfect” noses! so when someone points out your nose, don’t see it as you being ugly or needing to change it. See it as, “well, my nose is just different, and people aren’t used to that, so they have to point it out, but i’m still beautiful and it fits me.” … there’s nothing wrong with a big roman/italian nose or any large nose in general… i sometimes feel that if i had a smaller nose the rest of my face would look unbalanced because of my high forehead….i hope that one day i can accept it completely and i encourage everyone on here to accept themselves as well.. people will look for anything that doesn’t fit the “cookie cutter” model of society.
"His nose is long as hell. Goddamn!" A quote from a coworker.
This does not capture the full glory of my schnozz. ;)
Over the years, I thought in passing about whether or not I’d have a nose job to fix what I call my ‘Bob Hope nose’ if I was ever able to. I told myself, “I could handle it being large if it was straight instead of this ski slope.” I was so envious of ‘the pretty girls’. I was tired of being called Pinocchio. I was tired of feeling like I had to hide my face. I had terrible self-esteem. When I really thought about it, I never felt very comfortable with the idea of cutting off part of my face for beauty’s sake, however, as it seemed like I wouldn’t be me anymore.
I met a wonderful man in my 20’s who tells me every day that I’m beautiful. Instead of making me feel good, it made me feel sad because I knew I wasn’t. I always felt he loved me in spite of what I perceived to be this terribly ugly thing in the middle of my face, rather than just seeing it as a part of the face he loved.
Several years ago, I was at a dinner in a crowded restaurant where I met some of my that man’s extended family. Suddenly, his aunt said (in a very loud voice), “You have the cutest nose!” The entire table, and what felt like the whole restaurant, turned to look at me. As you can imagine, I was mortified and wished I could just disappear under the table. My face was on fire (and I rarely blush) - I thought she was making fun of me as it didn’t dawn on me that anyone could think such a thing. But, something liberating came from that horrifying moment. No one smirked. No one laughed. No one pointed. They just smiled at me. I started to realize that maybe I had been pushing myself around for no good reason… that maybe I could be beautiful, too, just by being and looking like me.
I realized that I have never been handed anything just for being the ‘pretty’ norm. I’ve had to work harder. I’ve had to be interesting and funny. I’ve become a person of substance. I can thank my unique face for that!
Now, at 35, I had learned to accept my face. It’s the one I was meant to have. As I’m aging, I have found that I’m having to accept my face all over again as I find lines around my eyes and sagging around my mouth - things that emphasize a not-so-petite nose. I can fight it, or I can love it. I choose to love it. :) I remind myself every day to hold my head up and to be proud of having such a unique profile.
Do yourself a favor and don’t spend 30 years of your life hating your face or wishing you look like someone else. Love your face because it is yours, and you are uniquely you.
He still tells me I’m beautiful, every day. I believe him.
from the side it is obviously larger than average and it has a bump in it. I feel better about it now, but comments from others about it still hurts. Everyone on here is beautiful.
Hi my name is Rosie, I’m 15 and this is my nose from the front.. It looks okay like this, but
Feeling ugly today. Damn you, nose. But because i appreciate other larger noses, I’m trying to appreciate mine.
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Well. Here it is. The only thing left that still haunts me from my past. It’s too thick all the way down and its just like my dads. It keeps me from feeling my best, no matter what makeup or clothes I wear. I don’t feel like my face is feminine because of it and I want nothing more then to look like a model with a symmetrical, beautiful face. I’m getting tired of not feeling good enough. I hope one day I’ll be able to find peace with myself, as I hope everyone else can no matter what it is that makes them feel less than good enough. All you can do is take it day by day as hard as it may feel. Thank you for this blog, it makes me cry everytime I go on here (In a good way)!
Hi! Firstly sorry for my bad english, I’m from Italy, ciao :D
Looking at all this beautiful photos, I’ve understood one thing.
Looking at them I haven’t found any flaws in all of you. Well, it’s so wrong when i look at me in the mirror and the only thing I see is my nose. The only thing I can do is judge it. In this way I’m ignoring my eyes, my lips, my hair, my skin ect… The same amazing eyes, awesome lips, hair and skin that I could see in all of you. Usually we forgot of what’s around our nose.
It’s all about point of views.
And for those whom being bullied, a “flawless” girl/boy could be bullied too. Bullies will find that one thing about her/him. Btw if they judge us is because of our strength.
About celebrity with big noses, my favourites are Brenda Asnicar and the breathtaking Rachel Weisz!
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This is a picture of the side view and front view of my nose. My nose has recently become my biggest insecurity. I didn’t realize how big it was until my family told me. But remember, you guys are still gorgeous with your noses! Honestly I have seen so many people with small noses who aren’t attractive. your nose doesn’t define your beauty. And if anyone tells you otherwise, punch them.
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