As a child, she used to be mistaken for a boy many times. It got to the point where she started wearing dresses and skirts -- things that she was greatly opposed to, but hearing people address her as the right sex made her happy. However, after reaching the age of 13, she then went back to her tomboyish ways and has gotten rid off her frilly and girly attires.
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I'm working on a comic with her as a 10 year old currently, just to show a funny story she had with a complete stranger who mistook her for a boy.
You may notice how much fuller her hair looks in this picture... It's because she didn't have it dyed then. Dying your hair puts it through a lot, explaining why it looks really ragged in her teenage form. Her natural hair color is golden brown.
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Touched up in Photoshop Elements 6.0