Although celebrities are put on pedestals, it does not mean life was always that way. Often, celebrities were less than popular during childhood. Here are 13 celebrities you'd never guess were bullied as kids.
Lady Gaga is known for attracting attention for her wild costumes and antics. Her unique personality stems from her teenage past when she never felt like she fit in. Today, she tries to comfort people with similar feelings and express that is acceptable to be different.
It is hard to believe that Sandra Bullock's friendly face was once the butt of many insults. In school, kids would tell her she looked like a clown. Who's laughing now?
It is quite ironic that Rihanna's good looks are the main reasons why she was bullied in her Barbados homeland. Her light complexion and green eyes were not readily accepted. Today, people are fighting to get next to her.
It appears Justin Timberlake led an ordinary teen life filled with acne and bad hair. His love of music is the major reason he was targeted by bullies. Now, he has grown into a mega-star who clearly grew up well.
Supermodel Tyra Banks was once the ugly duckling of her neighborhood. She was teased for her lanky figure and big forehead. Eventually, she became a swan and was walking runways across the world.
Kate Winslet's bane has always been her weight. Her childhood nickname was "Flubber." Today, she has gotten through the bullying and no longer stresses about her body.
Even royalty is not above bullying. Kate Middleton was mercilessly teased at boarding school. Today, she has grown into one of the most regal women ever.
Robert Pattinson of "Twilight" fame was beaten up as a child for his love of acting. He admits to fumbling like an idiot at times but never felt the assaults were justified. Today, he is enjoying his fame.
Jennifer Lawrence, known for her vibrant personality, was bullied at school. However, her quick wit saw her through rough times. Today, she realizes it is just easiest to ignore negativity.
Bale openly admits being beaten by boys when he was younger. He escaped the abuse and grew up into a well respected actor. Now, the only critics that matter to him are movie critics.
Jackie Chan was bullied for being "too scared" to defend himself. Eventually, he learned to stick up for himself and others. Today, he is one of the most well known martial artists in the world.
Hendricks admits to being spat on while walking down the halls of her old school. She had purple hair and a goth style, which did not help the situation. However, her image has improved, and she is thrilled to be living out her dreams.
Alba was bullied to extreme lengths. Her father had to accompany her into school each day to avoid being attacked. Today, she is self-confident and considered one of the most beautiful people around.