5 YEARS: Photo Every Day | Rebecca Brown

  • Published on Sep 22, 2012
    Becca attempts to take a photo of herself everyday for 5 years.
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    Please read for details/FAQ'S:
    I'm Rebecca Brown, born 4th December 1992.
    I live in the UK.
    Began: age 14 - 5395 days old
    Last photo here: age 19 - 7221 days old
    Q: Cancer?
    A: No.
    I have the impulse control disorders: Dermotillomania and Trichotillomania.
    D: Obsessive Skin Picking.
    T: Obsessive Hair Pulling - which results in severe hair loss.

    I also have Depression and other forms of anxiety.
    Q: Trichotillo-what?!
    A: Trichotillomania
    Basically, I lose my hair through stress. I end up with bald patches and thinning hair. The majority of my hair loss occurs at the sides and on top...which often confuses people who watch this video. "What hair loss? You can't see thinning hair and patches?" If you focus carefully on the right hand side of the video - my left - you can see the hair thinning and eventually disappearing altogether.
    From the front, you barely see the damage. Therefore hundreds of thousands of people judge me, both positively and negatively and misunderstand.
    Q: Why do you shave all your hair off?
    A: At the time of each shave, I am roughly half bald, more so round the sides and back. By shaving the hair that is left, it stops me ripping out more and allows my head to heal from the latest pulling spree. It also gives the hair a chance to start again.

    Q: Somehow your smile vanished and your eyes became sad.
    A: Depression.
    Q: Long blonde hair randomly appears?
    A: Wigs.
    Q: How do you get yourself to stay in the same position?
    A: I try to pose the same every time, and then I re-align every photograph in my video editor. Very time consuming - but it works
    Q: Dilated eyes?!
    A: My pupils appear to dilate due to the lighting around me, not because of anything else.
    Q: What colour are your eyes?
    A: Light blue. This appears to change when I am subjected to different lighting conditions.
    Q: Who inspired me?
    A: Noah and Clickwhirr
    Q: Music?
    A: I created this in Garage Band.
    I could not use the same music as before, due to copyright. This is a royalty free track. If I could, I would have preferred to have used "Trooper", by Jennifer Haines.
    Comments regarding my sexual orientation, not that it should matter, I am straight/I like boys. Thankyou.
    Other people in the video:
    Dad/Colin, Mum/Julia, Sister/Eleanor, Brother/ Gregory, Sarah Stanton, Robert Cosh, Tyler Duncan, Jim M, Alex.
    The photographs from 2007 - 2008 were mainly taken in my bedroom/loft.
    From mid 2009 - I started taking them against a specific wall.
    Summer 2009 - in bathrooms all over Europe.
    From Sep 2009 to Sep 2012 - mostly behind my bathroom door.
    Sep 2011 - June 2012 - Taken in my Uni room and bathroom.
    June 2012 - September 2012 - Taken in New York.
    I guess you could say I'm a very depressed person. It's one of the many reasons that I've found it hard to produce videos this year.
    A person should not be defined by how "beautiful" they may or may not be. A person should be recognised for their personality and contributions, not for their spots and their hair loss.

Comments • 3 776

  • Navjot Singh
    Navjot Singh 4 months ago

    Those red hot bleeding pimples lol.

  • James Cinnamond
    James Cinnamond 4 months ago

    I feel you need to grow back the hair

  • Billie Eilish is mine
    Billie Eilish is mine 7 months ago

    Anyone just looking at how her hair changed? Also , 2018 anyone?

  • Mike Qwert
    Mike Qwert 10 months ago


  • Mike Qwert
    Mike Qwert 10 months ago

    Looks better with long her.

  • Cheyenne Scott
    Cheyenne Scott 11 months ago

    That’s a lot of storage to take ip

    • Beckie Jane Brown
      Beckie Jane Brown  4 months ago

      Not really. One photo each day is nothing compared to what modern people take. Nowadays, people upload multiple stories and posts for multiple social media. This really is far less in the long run x

  • Davin Martinez
    Davin Martinez Year ago

    rebecca black have sisters.

  • alanrp1955
    alanrp1955 Year ago


  • Kai Is a Wombat
    Kai Is a Wombat Year ago


  • Untitled
    Untitled Year ago

    Losing hair due to stress?! Is that a thing?!

    • Beckie Jane Brown
      Beckie Jane Brown  4 months ago

      Yes, I have Trichotillomania, but Alopecia is where it literally falls out due to stress.

  • IAmNot TheOne
    IAmNot TheOne Year ago

    It is a little bit scary.....😟

  • Yuichiro MAEKAWA
    Yuichiro MAEKAWA Year ago

    I think that she shouldn’t cut her hair

  • IvanPlayStation4LiFe

    one day long haur next day short hair

  • Chris ED
    Chris ED Year ago

    0,22 min stoned `?

  • Alice Rose
    Alice Rose 2 years ago

    1:48 No hair? woman or boy?

  • John Taker
    John Taker 2 years ago

    0:24 😂😂

  • Stephanie Sanchez
    Stephanie Sanchez 2 years ago

    Testament to the fact that noses do indeed grow ... your nose is beautiful before and after. Grew very nicely. Worried about mines though!

  • Please Insert Name
    Please Insert Name 2 years ago +1

    Lol you have cancer!

  • cris251417
    cris251417 2 years ago

    so my birthday is december 5 1992... i just thought it was cool

  • KingLies
    KingLies 2 years ago

    About 1:07 you suddenly spiked in acne. I like how they appear, go red, heal and disappear. Like Wolverine.

  • CubicCoa
    CubicCoa 2 years ago

    Is that supposed to be racist 0:56

  • ImadMB
    ImadMB 2 years ago

    1:09 wtf

  • no name
    no name 2 years ago

    0:47 Brcky is very very angry😂

  • Iqbal Septian
    Iqbal Septian 2 years ago


  • catalina p
    catalina p 2 years ago

    So many things changed, but her eyes remained the same 💕

  • No shit Sherlock
    No shit Sherlock 2 years ago

    is she doing drugs when she gets older?

  • Kardelen Karip
    Kardelen Karip 2 years ago

    Sa amk tek Türk benım

  • Aci Sket
    Aci Sket 2 years ago

    why did you shave your hair.Its so ugly

  • Jiwaniwani Woo
    Jiwaniwani Woo 2 years ago

    wait, she went into jail? sorry i think i just saw her

  • I Probably Hate You
    I Probably Hate You 2 years ago

    why do people keep commenting shit about her short hair? it wasn't her choice - she has an impulse control disorder called trichotillomania, which I have dealt with. (I learned how to control myself through therapy and taught myself a few stuff, so my hair neve went exremely bald or anything, but I still play with my hair sometimes - the urge never fully disappears) and it's rude how people here keep commenting shit about it - she's beautiful, and you should grow the fuck up.

  • Chadia Lafqih
    Chadia Lafqih 2 years ago +1

    mi sento strana a vedere per tutto il video la stessa faccia che cambia nell'arco dell'anno.
    metti un mi piace al commento se anche te ti senti strano/a

  • MrFerdimand
    MrFerdimand 2 years ago +2

    Slowly turning into an lesbian!!!XDXDXD

  • cheecan nugget
    cheecan nugget 2 years ago

    How much did Acne affect you and what you thought about yourself? I have a lot and I hate it. My mother has spent so much money and acne stuff to get rid of my acne but nothing works. Honestly nothing. Btw, beautiful and omg those eyes tho, love it, never changed

  • jay
    jay 2 years ago +1

    What video editor did you use to string together all of your pictures? I am also doing a photo-a-day challenge, and I've got around 3 years of pictures so far. I am just unsure on what program to use to string all the pictures together in a fast moving video. Thanks!

  • Ronan Fitz
    Ronan Fitz 2 years ago +2

    She can pull off having a shaved head!

  • Hey
    Hey 2 years ago

    Who else wants to do this but does not have enough storage??

  • Semih Şimşek
    Semih Şimşek 2 years ago +2

    evolution of acnes have fascinated me. I just kept staring at your forehead. *_*

  • Jean Herdot
    Jean Herdot 2 years ago +1

    Argan Life shampoo is amazing! It left my hair so soft and moisturized. (Smells good too.) So glad I finally found a shampoo that gets the job done!

  • Luffy D
    Luffy D 2 years ago

    Wow so much change

  • Jan Reitinger
    Jan Reitinger 2 years ago +7

    Thanx. Your longer hair looks better.

  • Nate Pidgeon
    Nate Pidgeon 2 years ago +1

    Did her eye color change

  • Fernando Romera
    Fernando Romera 2 years ago

    You can perform a scientific study about acne

  • NuVo Gaming
    NuVo Gaming 2 years ago

    Is that the sims at 1:53

  • knox
    knox 2 years ago

    u should start wash ur face.

  • Kyle O'Hara
    Kyle O'Hara 2 years ago

    jk no one cares

  • Kyle O'Hara
    Kyle O'Hara 2 years ago


  • Spliyced
    Spliyced 2 years ago

    i love the 184 :) she looks so cute on that one (im not joking)

  • Lance Cruz
    Lance Cruz 2 years ago +2


  • Rudy F
    Rudy F 2 years ago

    she lost her smile

  • coglio
    coglio 2 years ago

    1:44 what happend? :O

  • Jose Dominguez
    Jose Dominguez 2 years ago +8

    She used to look better at 14 yrs old. Specially bc her long hair and she wasnt skinny.

    • Starburstnova
      Starburstnova 2 years ago +1

      And you looked better before you wrote such a rude comment!
      Even if she agrees, nobody wants to hear "you used to look better." That's an absolutely disgusting thing to say to someone.

    • I Probably Hate You
      I Probably Hate You 2 years ago

      Jose Dominguez Her mental disorders cause her to pull out her hair and pick at her skin :)

  • Louis Kilmer
    Louis Kilmer 2 years ago +1

    Die Pickel sehen witzig aus 😂

  • Sports Are Crazy
    Sports Are Crazy 2 years ago

    She looks the same but hair is not

  • Wash
    Wash 2 years ago


  • Madisyn Branch
    Madisyn Branch 2 years ago

    i think its going to fast

  • Holly Aubry
    Holly Aubry 2 years ago +1

    I think I'm in the beginning stages of developing this. I'm scared

  • Berrie Bloo
    Berrie Bloo 2 years ago +17

    She lost weight and her eyes...changed...must've been through a lot...

  • Zyzzyva
    Zyzzyva 2 years ago

    Think of all the photo storage used up....

  • Sheeraz khan
    Sheeraz khan 2 years ago +1

    why she looks like peter parker in the spiderman old series in after photos

  • Hung La
    Hung La 2 years ago

    I think you look beautiful with long hair and kind of rebellious with short hair !!

  • Satan 666
    Satan 666 2 years ago

    That acne must suck :(

  • Lema R
    Lema R 2 years ago

    Did anyone notice her eyes going from lighter to darker?

    DAKITO 2 years ago

    Put 2x speed and your mind will explode

  • ZoieTorres
    ZoieTorres 2 years ago +7

    Watching your hair grow back is oddly satisfying

  • Mike F.L.
    Mike F.L. 2 years ago

    These picture-a-day videos are amazing. Can anyone please tell me how to create one of these for my daughter? I have taken so many pictures of her every day since her birth, and I'd love to create a video like this for her. Thanks.

  • Giancarlo Bello
    Giancarlo Bello 2 years ago

    Also, i think you're super beautiful!!!

  • Giancarlo Bello
    Giancarlo Bello 2 years ago

    Becky, thank you for posting this. I too am going through dermo/trichotillomania. I just hit the subscribe button!

  • Emmy Mae Slaney
    Emmy Mae Slaney 2 years ago +1

    may I ask why ur hair is short. I've seen comments about a condition u have but I cant seem to find what.

    • Alex Purnell
      Alex Purnell 2 years ago

      Corry Draws Stuff X3 Now I'm paranoid.. I always pull out my eyelashes..

    • tsktsk huehue
      tsktsk huehue 2 years ago +1

      will need someone like her to pluck my leg hair

    • John Titor
      John Titor 2 years ago

      +Justina Stasiak beautiful, yes. But weird at the same time. It's just like a naked mole. It looks weird yet fascinating.

    • Justina s
      Justina s 2 years ago

      So rude... She is beautiful even if she is bald.

    • John Titor
      John Titor 2 years ago

      +Joshua Smith kind of true actually

  • Evangelos V.
    Evangelos V. 2 years ago +1

    Keep your beautiful hair long cause otherwise you look like a pissed off feminazi lesbian xD

    • Janne Niemelä
      Janne Niemelä 2 years ago

      How does her hair affect her sexuality? She can wear it however she wants, and there should be nothing bad with that.

    • Evangelos V.
      Evangelos V. 2 years ago

      +Joshua Smith
      Thank you

    • Sugma Bols
      Sugma Bols 2 years ago +3

      That's a bit rude to say to someone who has Trichotillomania.
      She can't resist the urge to pull out her hair

  • Kayli Nyveah
    Kayli Nyveah 2 years ago

    You look EXACTLY like my neighbor (Shes 22) I'm not joking😂 she USED to have blond hair but she dyed it an autumn color

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    view videos 24-7 2 years ago

    why do you want to cu you're hair and look ugly is that your hair style making u ugly

    • AmazingKatieisnotonfire
      AmazingKatieisnotonfire 2 years ago

      Also, she didn't cut it, she lost it due to her disorder and often had to cut it back to help. Thirdly, it doesn't make her ugly! She is beautiful no matter how long or short her hair is.

  • Emer Kavanagh
    Emer Kavanagh 2 years ago +1

    This is so cool!!!

  • whoops
    whoops 2 years ago

    also 0:52 are those whiskers?

  • Aly C
    Aly C 2 years ago

    That's amazing but I was quite surprised by the comments. I've known plenty of females who didn't identify as lesbian who keep their hair short to the head or shaved. I even know one that's a truck driver. People really need to educate themselves if they don't get out much. My goodness. And I'm very sorry you went through depression Beckie. I have super bad anxiety and it was in my early 20s when it was taking a huge toll both on my body and my skin. I was working two jobs and just trying to survive as much as possible hoping I could get through it. I ended up in a hospital but that's a long story. I hope your'e doing well and your video is amazing. I wish people would educate themselves on mental health issues as well as physical stuff that happens to us that we have little to no control over. I was going to say though, you look great with your hair shaved. Made me think of Sinead O' Connor who went through bouts of depression.

  • Daily Vlogs
    Daily Vlogs 3 years ago

    U r a boy u just want to look like a girl 😶😶😶

    • AmazingKatieisnotonfire
      AmazingKatieisnotonfire 2 years ago

      No.... She's a girl. Since when did short hair make you a boy? Also, are you stupid?

  • Sonu Madikanti
    Sonu Madikanti 3 years ago +1

    The same question again. Beckie, which is the software you use to edit the video.? To make it clear,I've the doubt : How do you allign all the images with eyes alligned and not moving. Can you name the exact process. Thank You BTW
    You Rock !!Great Determination. :)

  • Mei Lan Frenette
    Mei Lan Frenette 3 years ago +1

    The only thing I could focus on was her acne😂 It was so entertaining watching the little spots appear and disappear

  • youngatwista
    youngatwista 3 years ago

    crazy how i just so happen to pause it at 1:44...what were you crying about?

  • Torah Noah
    Torah Noah 3 years ago

    Wow it is so cool how your pupils change size. Oops I looked at her eyes the whole time again.

  • Nadine almaenee
    Nadine almaenee 3 years ago

    thats was tight

  • C/T ROCK!!!😃
    C/T ROCK!!!😃 3 years ago

    This is amazing!!! I would be too lazy to do this 😂😂

  • Reffo News
    Reffo News 3 years ago +1

    0:35 - started clubbing
    0:40 - met hot guy & got dumped
    1:00 - PUBERTY
    1:10 - full-blown feminism

  • No Name
    No Name 3 years ago

    why you shaving your head? long hair is best for you...

  • Monkey D. Luffy
    Monkey D. Luffy 3 years ago

    STOP CUTTING YOUR HAIR LOL, you look good in long

    • Lee Taylor
      Lee Taylor 3 years ago +1

      She's has disorders read discription

    • Ana Clara
      Ana Clara 3 years ago +2

      Read the description

  • Juan M Garcia Jr.
    Juan M Garcia Jr. 3 years ago

    dam you're beautiful 😍

  • 丂卄卂ᗪㄖ山
    丂卄卂ᗪㄖ山 3 years ago

    she loose her hers in the mirror you can see it

  • 丂卄卂ᗪㄖ山
    丂卄卂ᗪㄖ山 3 years ago

    1:10 an evening with stap ...

  • Ryan Lesko
    Ryan Lesko 3 years ago

    The shaving of your head was probably what caused acne flares and stress. You are so beautiful with long hair

    • John Titor
      John Titor 2 years ago

      I think she has cancer , leukemia. that's why her hair shed during autumn like the leaves .

    • Charlotte J
      Charlotte J 3 years ago

      Read the description...

  • Signe Holmström
    Signe Holmström 3 years ago

    0:24 So Ka Waiiii!!!!😍😍😛

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  • Lavender Laura
    Lavender Laura 3 years ago

    you are so beautiful!!! you very much like Tessa netting

  • Mia George
    Mia George 3 years ago

    I see you, T.A.R.D.I.S…

  • belleclover
    belleclover 3 years ago

    Read the description people...before commenting stuff. -_-

  • czinczar linn
    czinczar linn 3 years ago

    2 minutes and 11 seconds of acne

  • Avery Swan
    Avery Swan 3 years ago

    that is impossible one photo she had short hair the next photos she has long hair I thought you took a photo everyday your hair can't grow up all the way only in one day

    • george ruch
      george ruch 3 years ago

      One of the annotations said her parents bought her a wig...

    • Relatible
      Relatible 3 years ago +3


    • m & p szentesi
      m & p szentesi 3 years ago

      she might of had a wig on maybe??

  • CrAzY WoRkS
    CrAzY WoRkS 3 years ago

    why do u like being bald!!

  • samantha ann
    samantha ann 3 years ago

    This is like mesmerizing to watch omg

  • Squiggles 95103
    Squiggles 95103 3 years ago

    where is your hair at one point why r u bald

    • Lee Taylor
      Lee Taylor 3 years ago

      +Dinostorm guy2 it's not cancer, read the discription that's what it's there for.

    • twinklybones
      twinklybones 3 years ago

      Uh both of you should read the description 😂

    • Dinostorm Guy2
      Dinostorm Guy2 3 years ago

      Are you stupid? Cancer

  • keaith103
    keaith103 3 years ago

    stare at the eyes it's freaky

  • Helen Scott
    Helen Scott 3 years ago +3

    I ave been watching her eyes...