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Basic Trope: A normal girl is made over to be truly stunning.

  • Straight: Hollywood Homely girl drops the glasses, takes down her hair, and becomes Hollywood beautiful.
  • Exaggerated: Girl with a hunchback, hairlip, and no hair becomes Charlize Theron after a slight makeover.
  • Downplayed: A few people notice our heroine's new appearance and some comment that she looks different. She may get a few people telling her that she looks nice but no big fuss is made over the change.
  • Advertisement:
  • Justified: The girl just doesn't care enough to clean herself up, so looks rather frumpy despite being physically attractive.
  • Inverted:
    • The "ugly" girl shows the makeover-er just how beautiful "ugly" can be.
    • A beautiful girl becomes ugly after a makeover.
    • A girl puts on glasses, puts her hair up, dresses conservatively, and...whoa.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted: And yet, people think her new look is beautiful!
  • Parodied: A Hollywood Homely girl is made over rather than the girl with a hunchback, hairlip, and no hair.
  • Zig Zagged: See the Monday after almost any Prom.
  • Averted: She gets the guy while never actually being made over.
  • Advertisement:
  • Enforced: See Unnecessary Makeover.
  • Lampshaded: "What did you expect? That once my glasses were off I would turn into Winona Ryder?"
  • Invoked: She makes herself over into the girl of her love's dreams...
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: She refuses every attempt to make her over.
  • Discussed: "Sometimes, it is just as easy as letting your hair down."
  • Conversed: "Gee, another teen movie where Rachel Leigh Cook wears prop glasses and a ponytail?"
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed: See almost any Prom.

Take off the glasses, let down the hair, and become Beautiful All Along.

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