By SHARMILA NAIR
CELEBRITIES are beautiful people, there is no denying that. Assuming that these folks have not surgically enhanced their looks, it’s safe to say that they have always been beautiful.
It’s also highly likely that these gorgeous celebrities also made the popular kids’ list in school and among their peers when they were younger.
Well, guess what? That is not case for many stars, apparently.
A lot of celebrities have come forward in recent years to claim that they never liked their looks while growing up. Some said that they were bullied for looking different and were even ostracised.
What? Are they for real?
They do know the difference between “feeling” as if you’re not pretty growing up and “actually” being, you know, “not pretty”, right?
Drool-worthy actress (if you can still call her that) Megan Fox is one of the latest celebrities to claim that she didn’t feel attractive growing up.
“I was never the pretty girl,” said Fox in an interview with Miami magazine.
Watchu’ talkin’ about Fox? *roll eyes*
Haven’t we seen photos of her as a hot teen girl? We can bet that there are many young girls today who would give their right arm just to look like that! She looked amazing.
The 25-year-old sexy, smouldering “actress” and Armani model also described her teenage self as “obnoxious” and “abrasive”, adding that she often felt picked on and ostracised by people around her. Try as we may to imagine Fox as someone who didn’t fit in at the popular girls’ table during lunch breaks, that’s the story she’s sticking with.
Unfortunately, she’s not the only gorgeous gal who claimed to have been picked on while at school.
Victoria’s Secret models Tyra Banks and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Oscar winner Angelina Jolie and even teen sensations Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, all have been reported as saying that they felt left out while growing up.
It really seems that almost every celebrity in Hollywood has claimed that they were once an awkward nerd and an outcast in school.
Didn’t any one of them have a wholesome school experience? What happened to all the bubbly, fun-loving, good-looking school kids? Didn’t they grow up to be anyone famous?
Well, if Adam Levine is to be believed, it is the nerds who score big time after school.
According to the Maroon 5 frontman, he was a big “nerdy musician” who still managed to snag some dates with girls after class while being all nerdy.
In a recent interview, Levine said, “I loved hanging out with girls … it was never an issue. And, of course, it’s been magnified with this whole (fame) thing that’s happened. So, it’s kind of crazy. I did ok, I did alright.”
Of course he’s saying that. Levine is currently dating Victoria’s Secret model Anne V. Have you seen that woman?
Well, one celebrity that didn’t have as much luck as Levine in school is Mad Men beauty Christina Hendricks.
The heavily-endowed actress recently confessed to Mirror that she was bullied at school for the way she looked.
Hendricks said: “There was a long corridor with lockers on either side and kids would sit on top of them and spit on you. It was something out of Lord Of The Flies.”
Eek! That sounds bad.
Not only did poor Hedricks have a hard time at school, she was also verbally abused by her mother who called her “horrible and ugly.” Bet her mother is eating her words now. Just look at Hendricks today and the attention she gets from all over the world.
It’s good to note that Hendricks didn’t let her childhood tragedy scar her self-image. She is one of the most-photographed women on red carpets and looks good all (well, almost) the time.
She was chosen as Esquire’s “2010 Sexiest Woman Alive” and is now one of the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry.
“If I could go back and tell my 14-year-old self anything, it would be ‘Don’t worry. You’re going to be doing exactly what you want to be doing and those people who are a******* now are still going to be a******* in 20 years. So let it go!”
Yeah, give it to them sister!
Sharm says: I was never bullied for my looks when I was younger. What does that say about me now?