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20 Celebrities That Weren't Cool In School

Not the coolest kid in school? Neither were these famous people and now they're super cool.

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1. Christina Hendricks

“My school days were pretty unhappy. I had the worst high school experience ever. I was a bit of a goth with purple hair and I was also part of the drama group, so my friends and I were all weird theatre people and everyone just hated us."
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“My school days were pretty unhappy. I had the worst high school experience ever. I was a bit of a goth with purple hair and I was also part of the drama group, so my friends and I were all weird theatre people and everyone just hated us."

2. Demi Lovato

"I was bullied when I was 12 years old. I'm not saying I was totally innocent — I had my bratty days!"
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"I was bullied when I was 12 years old. I'm not saying I was totally innocent — I had my bratty days!"

3. Steven Spielberg

"I was a nerd in those days. Outsider, like the kid that played the clarinet in the band and in orchestra, which I did."
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"I was a nerd in those days. Outsider, like the kid that played the clarinet in the band and in orchestra, which I did."

4. Taylor Swift

"I remember when I was in school, the whole reason I started writing songs was because I was alone a lot of the time. I'd sit there in school and I'd be hearing people like, 'Oh my god, this party that we're going to is gonna be so awesome on Friday. Everyone's invited except for [Taylor].'"
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"I remember when I was in school, the whole reason I started writing songs was because I was alone a lot of the time. I'd sit there in school and I'd be hearing people like, 'Oh my god, this party that we're going to is gonna be so awesome on Friday. Everyone's invited except for [Taylor].'"

5. Charlize Theron

"I didn't have any boyfriends in high school. I had a massive, massive crush on this one guy. He was a couple of years older than me and I did not exist in his world."
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"I didn't have any boyfriends in high school. I had a massive, massive crush on this one guy. He was a couple of years older than me and I did not exist in his world."

6. Selena Gomez

“I was bullied every second of every day in elementary and middle school.”
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“I was bullied every second of every day in elementary and middle school.”

7. Christian Bale

"I took a beating from several boys for years. They put me through hell, punching and kicking me all the time."
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"I took a beating from several boys for years. They put me through hell, punching and kicking me all the time."

8. Kristen Stewart

"I'm glad I could do those films, and I was glad to leave school. I couldn't relate to kids my own age. They are mean and don't give you any chance."
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"I'm glad I could do those films, and I was glad to leave school. I couldn't relate to kids my own age. They are mean and don't give you any chance."

9. Naya Rivera

"In high school, I was most like Artie and Rachel. I knew what I wanted, like Rachel, although I wasn't as obnoxious. But like Artie, I was a nerd, always trying to fit in and get my hair to lie flat."
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"In high school, I was most like Artie and Rachel. I knew what I wanted, like Rachel, although I wasn't as obnoxious. But like Artie, I was a nerd, always trying to fit in and get my hair to lie flat."

10. Lady Gaga

"Being teased for being ugly, having a big nose, being annoying. 'Your laugh is funny, you're weird, why do you always sing, why are you so into theater, why do you do your make-up like that?'"
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"Being teased for being ugly, having a big nose, being annoying. 'Your laugh is funny, you're weird, why do you always sing, why are you so into theater, why do you do your make-up like that?'"

11. Chris Colfer

“I was very tiny. I spent most of my time stuffed into lockers. Thank god for cell phones, or I’d still be in there.”
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“I was very tiny. I spent most of my time stuffed into lockers. Thank god for cell phones, or I’d still be in there.”

12. Jessica Alba

"I'd eat my lunch in the nurses' office so I didn't have to sit with the other girls. Apart from my being mixed race, my parents didn't have money so I never had the cute clothes or the cool back pack."
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"I'd eat my lunch in the nurses' office so I didn't have to sit with the other girls. Apart from my being mixed race, my parents didn't have money so I never had the cute clothes or the cool back pack."

13. Megan Fox

"I was fifteen and everybody knew that my aspiration in life was to become an actress. One girl came to school on Halloween in a black leather cat suit and everyone thought she was cat woman. She answered, 'No I am Megan Fox.' She was making fun of me. I didn't say anything to her. I was really shy."
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"I was fifteen and everybody knew that my aspiration in life was to become an actress. One girl came to school on Halloween in a black leather cat suit and everyone thought she was cat woman. She answered, 'No I am Megan Fox.' She was making fun of me. I didn't say anything to her. I was really shy."

14. Brittany Snow

“When I was younger, I was bullied daily, and it led me to face other struggles. I know what it’s like to feel alone and outcast.”
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“When I was younger, I was bullied daily, and it led me to face other struggles. I know what it’s like to feel alone and outcast.”

15. Chad Michael Murray

"I hated high school. I didn't have any friends, because I didn't fit in."
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"I hated high school. I didn't have any friends, because I didn't fit in."

16. Cameron Diaz

"I’m a dork! When I was high school, I was a total goon! All the kids used to make fun of me. I was like all skinny and gangly and guys were like no thank you."
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"I’m a dork! When I was high school, I was a total goon! All the kids used to make fun of me. I was like all skinny and gangly and guys were like no thank you."

17. Mischa Barton

"I just wasn't part of the popular clique. I was on the outside of it and that was when I was the most self-conscious. I didn't dress cool enough and I didn't have enough money."
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"I just wasn't part of the popular clique. I was on the outside of it and that was when I was the most self-conscious. I didn't dress cool enough and I didn't have enough money."

18. Zac Efron

"I wasn’t a heartthrob at school; I was a geek, I was into musical theater, which isn’t perceived as the coolest thing. There were guys who were 6’ 1” with beards and big muscles and I was a gawky 17-year-old, a skinny, awkward kid. I was a late bloomer. Growing up was hell."
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"I wasn’t a heartthrob at school; I was a geek, I was into musical theater, which isn’t perceived as the coolest thing. There were guys who were 6’ 1” with beards and big muscles and I was a gawky 17-year-old, a skinny, awkward kid. I was a late bloomer. Growing up was hell."

19. Malin Akerman

"I wasn’t really the popular girl in school and didn’t have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek.”
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"I wasn’t really the popular girl in school and didn’t have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek.”

20. Jennifer Garner

“I was a real nerd. I wasn’t the popular one, I was one of those girls on the edge of the group. I never wore the right clothes and I had a kind of natural geekiness. I was in the school band and I think that has a bit of a stigma at the age of 13. If you’d asked me what I wanted to be, I would have said something like a librarian.”
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“I was a real nerd. I wasn’t the popular one, I was one of those girls on the edge of the group. I never wore the right clothes and I had a kind of natural geekiness. I was in the school band and I think that has a bit of a stigma at the age of 13. If you’d asked me what I wanted to be, I would have said something like a librarian.”

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