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IN Celebrities ON 16 Nov, 2015
Bullying has long-term effects on one's mental health and personality. At times, it can be quite painful, resulting into the unexpected. But what if you start craving a girl that you bullied at school with your classmates.
Well, these girls have proved that the real challenge lies in doing what others say you cannot do.
In middle school she was bullied quite a bit, to which she reacted very poorly, so to make her feel better her mom used to tell her that she will succeed, and someday she would realize that her bullies were just jealous. She is one of the Victoria's Secret Angels.
She was harshly bullied by her peers causing her to doubt herself, thus suffering a low self-esteem. "People don't understand what those kinds of words can do to someone," she explained. "At secondary school I was seen as ugly by other kids and it made me not believe in myself." But years after, she entered her first beauty pageant.
Her life changed when she won Miss Leicester 2014, resulting in numerous modeling contracts. "When I won Miss Leicester 2014 I got lots of support from people who'd kept quiet when I was being mocked at school but thought, 'Where were you when people were calling me ugly?"
"I saw the bodybuilders on stage and knew that's where I wanted to be next." That's when she started her strict diet and workout plan. Now she is the new bodybuilding champion. "It's hard work and mentally challenging, it did become an addiction," she says.
"I was actually always really self-conscious about my gap. In middle school, this group of girls were always trying to beat me up - they called my gap a parking lot... I felt skinny and tall. It was the worst time of my life. But I don't feel like that anymore. Modelling has really helped build my confidence." The 17-year old model quickly gained the stardom because of her gap-toothed smile, full lips and baby doll face.
She was named the hottest women on earth this year by Maxim. She was actually told to lose weight before she started modeling. "I got teased because of my lips...I used to get called 'T!t Lips' -- because I had big lips but no breasts. And then I was called 'Kipper Lips'." In addition to being bullied for her full pout by her classmates, the Victoria's Secret Angel added, "And boys didn't really go out with me." "Oh, how much has changed," Rosie told to GQ.
Lara Stone, The October GQ cover girl admitted that she gets pretty scared when it comes to online haters. The Dutch beauty who rose to fame due to her gap-toothed smile said,"It hurts when you're having a tough day and someone says, 'She's so f**king ugly I wouldn't let my dog near her...And 500 people 'liked' it!"
Lily was bullied for her red hair, the asset that actually helped in boosting her career. She said,"When I was younger I definitely did face anti-ginger prejudice. As a child, all teasing hurts, whether it's because you're fat or a different race or have red hair. I had enough comments from a couple of people to make it a sore point." But, Lily says, "I sympathize with children who are going through it but when they get older and are away from stupid children making comments, most people grow to love their red hair."
As the first transgender supermodel, it's not surprising that she has taken her fair share of bullying. She told Oprah "I was hoping I was gay. I was like, ok, I'm gay because for my family it's less painful....I wish I could accept my body as a man....I would be a straight guy, having a girlfriend and a family, daughters, married, a normal life, but it's something in your brain." But Lea has embraced her identity -- and so has the fashion world, putting Lea on runways, magazine covers and ad campaigns.