Christina Hendricks overcomes bullying. Photo via Wiki Commons
Sometimes celebrities seem above the rigor of normal life. However, every once in awhile, we get to see that they are just like the rest of us. Mad Men beauty Christina Hendricks has recently revealed that she was bullied in high school just like many other kids. While in high school, Hendricks struggled with confidence in her looks and often felt ugly and awkward. She dressed goth, changed her hair color at least 42 times, and embraced black makeup.
Students in her school would pick on her and other drama groupies. In the UK’s Mirror, Hendricks explains, “There was a long corridor with lockers on either side and kids would sit on top of them and spit on you. It was like something out of Lord of the Flies.”
Hendrick’s mother was also concerned about how Hendricks dressed and further reinforced her fears about her looks. Despite the peer pressure, Hendricks did not conform and dyed her hair to continue to express herself.
Fortunately for us, Hendricks discovered her beauty. With a little prodding, she entered a Seventeen magazine cover contest. While she did not win, she and her mother noticed something about her contest pictures–she is pretty!
Hendricks does credit her mom with giving her overall body confidence. In a CNN interview, Hendricks states, “I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, ‘I feel fat.’ “ Hendricks futher recalls the time that she spent in Italy drinking cappucinos daily. After gaining 15 pounds, she looked at herself and the mirror and thought, “Oh, I look like a woman.”
Hendricks has been able to overcome her earlier insecurities about her body. In fact, today she has one of the most desirable bodies in Hollywood!
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