BULLIED IN HIGH SCHOOL KARLIE KLOSS ADMITS SHE HAS FACED THIS PROBLEM BEFORE BEING FAMOUS
“There was a lot of material for kids at home to tease me about,” the Missouri native enlightened Sunday Times. “I’d go back to high school from Paris with bleached brows —my peers didn’t read Vogue or care about fashion; they would think, ‘weird tall alien’,” the 6-foot-1 sensation said. Kloss is now 23, and has shown her past bullies what bleached eyebrows her turned her into- a big star. She has been covered by uncountable magazines and famous designers including (Chanel, Victoria’s Secret, L’Oreal, just to name a few) and even a spot in T. Swift’s world-famous girl squad. If that’s what being a “weird tall alien” is all about, who wants to be an earthling? We guess her self-esteem must be top-notch too right? But that wasn’t the case.
The supermodel confesses confidence hasn’t always been her forte. “As a kid, I was really tall and skinny and awkward and gangly—and I wasn’t confident,” she disclosed in a new video on her YouTube channel Klossy. “I’ve always been very open with my friends and family, but when it came to getting in front of a crowd, I always used to be very self-conscious and shy. I would go into a shell and just be very quiet. One of the first ballet recitals that I danced in pointe shoes, I was so nervous. I didn’t want to let [my family] down. I didn’t want to let myself down!” she says.
“I learned to cope [by taking] that anxiety—that adrenaline—and [pouring] it into something productive. What can you do to best prepare for that moment? So when it came to showtime…I knew that I did everything I possibly could to feel amazing and just perform.” Still, she knows mistakes (as she mentions, that time she tripped on the Fendi runway in 2010) are bound to happen. The only difference now? They don’t bother her. “All you can do is do your best,” she adds. “Even when you make mistakes, sometimes those can be the most important experiences to learn from.”