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She Begged Her Mother For Braces. There's A Good Reason She Refused.

Actress Uzo Aduba is an incredibly talented, beautiful, Emmy-winning actress. But as Uzo explains it, she didn't always see herself the way we see her today. Thankfully, her mother was there to set her straight.

She Begged Her Mother For Braces. There's A Good Reason She Refused.

If you didn't already know, Uzo Aduba has a gap in her teeth.


As a kid, Uzo didn't like it. She hated it.

Her mother had a simple reason to keep it.

But Uzo wasn't so easily impressed.

Today, Uzo sees herself and her gap very differently.


Check out the full clip below, which includes the first time Uzo realized her smile was beautiful, along with her now-signature "Mom" impression.



This isn't the first time Uzo's mom has dropped some life-changing words of wisdom on her/the world. Here's what she had to say about changing Uzo's name.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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