The shell doesn't matter, the core matters. The accepted and favored ones are not popular there stupid. They know your core and they know it well, and for them they don't know them selves but the ones that wish to be. If someone says your ugly and stuff, tell them in the face that " I'm beautiful in the CORE or HEART! I don't care what you say to me!" Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words can never hurt.
I used Myth for this example because she has no eyes. She tries to tend to her shell but feels worse by the second. This is her taking off her mask to show a boy who made her lose her eyes in the first place. I explain her story next time. CYA!