5 Celebrities Who Say They Were Ugly Kids

Posted by PZ on January 25th, 2012

Growing up, it can take time for anyone to get confortable in their new adult bodies, and these 5 stars all felt like they were ugly. Jessica Biel says she worked on herself and turned things around, while Rosie Huntington-Whiteley believes she made some questionable style choices that made her a bad looking kid. Nicole Scherzinger just felt awkward until she figured herself out, while Uma Thurman thought she was a nerd.


Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga was bullied as a teenager for being fat and she says she also had a big nose: “I had a very big nose, very curly brown hair and I was overweight. I got made fun of. School bullies called me fat and laughed at my appearance.”

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman felt ugly until she grew into her features: “I had baby fat and a big nose, big lips and big eyes that looked like they were taped to the side of my head. I was tall, really young and I had a funny name. I had not grown into my features. I was just trying to make it from history to English class and still feel good. I didn’t feel doors were going to fly open for me for being cute, so I worked hard at everything.”

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

British model Rosie made some style mistakes when she was younger and though she was ugly: “I was a bit of an Ugly Betty when I was 15.” Rosie says she would attend model castings “in trainers, with braids, a ton of make-up, plucked eyebrows and I had braces”.

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole felt awkward and ugly as a teen, but soon figured out who she was which gave her more confidence: “Growing up, I was incredibly shy. And awkward. And lanky! I always thought I was an ugly duckling. I guess it worked out OK in the end. Ultimately though, true beauty shines from within. I know joining the group helped me to find out who I am – and I love the message that any woman can be strong, confident and sexy.”

Jessica Biel

Jessica felt ugly as a teenager, but decided to work on herself to make those who bullied her jealous: “I wasn’t considered attractive at all as a teenager. I was kind of an ugly duckling. But when I did Pilates competitions, I started to work on my appearance and body and was determined to make some of the nasty girls who tortured me feel jealous.”

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