I'm sorry you were bullied. Sometimes I see others my age who make it seem so easy to make friends and talk with others, and it makes me sad and envious.
But don't assume that people don't like you, or that your not attractive. A lot of times if your feeling bad about yourself others can feel it and it changes how they react. so its good to be positive or smile and believe that you will find friends. from personal experience I know my awkwardness can come off as cold because I don't know what to say so I say as little as possible, and it pushes people away.
So all you can do is believe that you are worth getting to know and don't assume the worst