In several countries, there are competitions to honor the concept of the “ugliest person,” like in Zimbabwe, where people participate enthusiastically.
However, true beauty lies within, even though societal norms often prioritize external appearance.
It’s essential to recognize that ugliness is subjective, as some individuals may appear that way due to health issues. Since everyone’s perception differs, this list of “ugliest” people remains subjective and may evolve over time.
Top 10 Ugliest People in the World
Here are some of the ugliest people in the world:
1. Godfrey Baguma
Godfrey Baguma, known as Ssebabi,” meaning “The Ugliest of them all,” holds the title of the world’s ugliest person, as per various accounts.
He was born in Mbarara, Uganda, but his appearance drastically changed due to a tumor caused by a rare sickness.
Initially, he had a different appearance, but his health condition led to physical distortions, earning him the title.Because of his looks, Baguma faced challenges and rejection, with his mother abandoning him, and his grandmother raising him.
Growing up, he couldn’t enjoy typical childhood activities like mingling with others or going outside freely due to people’s reactions to his appearance.
Despite the hardships, as he matured, Baguma gained courage and eventually competed for the title of Ugliest man on the planet.’
2. Maison Sere
Maison Sere embraces his appearance and is unfazed by people’s opinions about his looks. In 2015, he fearlessly participated in the annual contest held in Zimbabwe to crown Mr. Ugly,’ celebrating the uniqueness of unconventional beauty.
Sere stood out among the contestants, winning the title and receiving a prize of $500. His distinctively unappealing tooth arrangement and lack of teeth contributed to his uniqueness, making him part of the growing list of the world’s ugliest individuals.
3. Williams Masvinu
Williams Masvinu held the title of Zimbabwe’s Mr. Ugly champion for three consecutive years until someone else claimed it from him. Winning the contest was a momentous event in his life, despite the conventional notion that being considered ugly has no advantages.
Surprisingly, Masvinu garnered several endorsement deals and awards due to his title, demonstrating how his unique appearance brought unexpected opportunities.
Born with distinct features, including a large nose and unconventional facial expressions, Masvinu’s appearance made him stand out as an unconventional beauty.
The Mr. Ugly contest, initiated by the Zimbabwe government in 2009, allowed individuals like Williams to embrace their looks proudly, celebrating their uniqueness without feeling self-conscious about it.
4. Etienne Dumont
Unlike many people who strive to avoid looking ugly, Etienne Dumont chooses to be different and embraces his unique appearance.
As a literary critic, he sought to stand out in the crowd and achieved this by covering 99 percent of his body with tattoos, sporting a five-centimeter ring in his ear tunnel, wearing horn-like glasses, and having silicone implants under his skin.
These unconventional choices contribute to a striking and somewhat intimidating external appearance, leading him to be considered one of the ugliest individuals in the world. However, Dumont deliberately aspired to be on this list, making him a truly unique individual who celebrates his distinctive look with pride.
5. Lizzie Velasquez
Lizzie Velasquez is among the individuals whose health condition has resulted in an unconventional appearance.
Born with the rare congenital disease Marfanoid–progeroid–lipodystrophy syndrome, doctors predicted she wouldn’t be able to walk, talk, or do anything independently.
This syndrome prevents her from gaining weight and accumulating fat, and she is also blind in one eye.
Unfortunately, her appearance subjected her to relentless bullying during her school years. At the age of 17, in 2006, she came across a hurtful YouTube video labeling her as the “ugliest woman in the world.”
Despite facing such cruelty, Velasquez transformed her experiences into motivation and became a powerful anti-bullying activist and motivational speaker.
One of her TED talks, focusing on defining oneself, has gained over 12 million views and continues to inspire others. Velasquez’s resilience and positive outlook have allowed her to turn adversity into remarkable achievements.
6. Joshua Glen Box
It’s widely acknowledged that Joshua Glen Box’s appearance, marked by the absence of his nose and numerous facial injuries, is not visually appealing.
However, the adage “beauty is on the inside” does not apply to him due to his actions. In 2015, he faced charges for distributing child pornography, and in 2018, he pleaded guilty to receiving materials involving the sexual exploitation of a minor.
His unsightly looks and troubling behavior have earned him a place on the list of the world’s ugliest individuals, both in appearance and character.
7. Eric Sprague
Eric Sprague, famously known as the Lizardman, proudly claims a spot among the world’s most unconventional appearances. While creativity and the desire to be different can be admirable, they didn’t quite have the desired effect on Sprague’s overall appearance.
As one of the pioneers of body modification, Sprague has made striking alterations to his body, including a split tongue, sharpened fangs, Teflon horns beneath his brows, an elongated septum and earlobes, green tattooed lips, subdermal implants, and a green scale tattoo covering much of his body.
However, the transformation has left many finding him frightening to look at, as he has embraced the reptilian persona to an extreme degree. Despite his unique journey, perceptions of his appearance remain divisive among viewers.
8. Michael Berryman
Micheal Berryman rose to fame due to his unique appearance, using it to carve a niche for himself in the world.
Born with a rare condition called Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, he inherited his distinctive looks, lacking human hair, teeth, nails, and sweat glands.
Despite these physical traits, Berryman has embraced his appearance and successfully established himself as an actor, particularly in horror movies.
He is renowned for his roles in various horror films and has also showcased his talent in movies like Star Trek, The X-Files, and The Hills Have Eyes. Through his acting career, he has shown that one’s uniqueness can be a powerful asset in the world of entertainment.
9. Dennis Avner
Dennis Avner, known as Man Tiger, Stalking Cat, Cat, or Catman, has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most unconventional individuals due to his striking and unsettling tiger-like appearance.
Driven by his desire to resemble a female cat, he made extensive modifications to his body, setting himself apart from the norm.
In an interview with Only Human, Avner candidly expressed his lifelong affinity for cats, stating, “I’ve been a cat my entire life. I’ve always related to cats and had a close relationship with them.”
Instead of opting for conventional plastic surgery for physical enhancements, Avner chose to undergo procedures to achieve an animal-like appearance, showcasing his unique identity to the world.
10. Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace, sister of Gianni Versace, the renowned founder of the Versace designer label, surprisingly finds herself associated with ugliness.
Following Gianni’s passing, Donatella inherited 20 percent of Versace’s stake and served as the brand’s Chief Executive Officer for seven years before assuming the role of Creative Director.
Her transformation is often cited as a classic case of ‘plastic surgery gone wrong.’ Donatella wasn’t born with her current appearance, and people often forget what she looked like before her surgeries, which resulted in an outcome perceived as unattractive.
Despite her financial success as a millionaire, she now comfortably holds a place among the world’s ugliest individuals.It’s intriguing how some individuals choose to alter their appearance drastically to stand out from the crowd, illustrating the diverse perspectives people hold on beauty.
This reaffirms the notion that ugliness is subjective and that the title of the world’s ugliest person is transient, subject to changing opinions and appearances.
Disclaimer: This article is for information’s sake, not to mock or abuse anyone