Lila Greenwood is the school's 'ugly girl'. She's bullied constantly, and slides headlong into a severe depression. It doesn't help that her sister Sasha is a millionaire model - a star, famed for her looks, which actually come from surgery. Her parents constantly compare the two, and Lila is fed up of it all. Although she has her talents - dancing, being kind, helping people, academics - nobody care about her inner beauty because of her plain Jane face loaded with cosmetics.
When she confronts her problems to Sasha, her sister shows Lila the key to what could be happiness - or could it? - going under the knife. And with the support of her parents, Lila decides to become 'pretty' - by plastic surgery.
At first, things appear great. She gains friends, a boyfriend, her dance teacher promotes her to lead the recitals and when she does something nice it's 'cute' instead of just being expected to do the right thing. But with Lila's new surgery comes many consequences. Could being 'pretty' be the key to real happiness, or is it the key to new insecurities?