BRAD as you’ve never seen him be­fore

boy fun-lov­ing col­lege Brad Pitt was a in­clud­ing Hol­ly­wood hunk, friends tell all… Be­fore he was a his col­lege as a woman. Here, wife Jen­nifer Anis­ton who once dressed have dumped first he should never why they think

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Smil­ing in a bright red frock and pearls, here is Hol­ly­wood hunk Brad Pitt as you’ve never seen him be­fore. Dressed as a woman, sport­ing a mul­let hair­cut and wear­ing match­ing red gloves and dan­gling gold ear­rings, the A-lis­ter hugs his beloved mum, Jane, ahead of a drag per­for­mance in a newly un­earthed pho­to­graph from his col­lege days.

In his teens and early 20s – be­fore the block­buster films, the high-pro­file mar­riages and the mil­lion­aire life­style – Brad was a cute, pop­u­lar frat boy (mean­ing he joined a uni­ver­sity so­ci­ety), who loved mak­ing his friends laugh.

Here, in never-be­fore-seen pic­tures, a young Brad is seen par­ty­ing with his col­lege pals, pos­ing with his frat broth­ers and sport­ing ques­tion­able 80s fash­ion.

‘He of­ten dressed up for mu­si­cals, and didn’t mind mak­ing fun of him­self,’ Brad’s col­lege pal, Mark Fauser, ex­clu­sively tells us. ‘He even got a job mod­el­ling clothes at the uni­ver­sity book store. I’d go through campus and see him pos­ing in the win­dow like a man­nequin.’

While study­ing jour­nal­ism at the Uni­ver­sity of Mis­souri, the state where he grew up, Brad was a fun mem­ber of the Sigma Chi fra­ter­nity, loved to party and – no sur­prises here – was a huge hit with the ladies.

Brad’s frat brother Bill Decker, who lived with the star in the Sigma Chi house, re­calls, ‘The girls grav­i­tated to­wards him. There were plenty of par­ties, many of which he had or­gan­ised him­self.

‘We had a house with 100 guys in, and two pay­phones on dif­fer­ent floors. Brad would go through the phone list, pick out the soror­i­ties, and tell the girls to come over. Ev­ery Fri­day night, you just knew there would be a party at Sigma Chi house, prob­a­bly Satur­day, too!’

Brad re­cently opened up about his love of par­ty­ing, say­ing, ‘I can’t re­mem­ber a day since I got out of col­lege when I wasn’t booz­ing or had a spliff, or some­thing.’

And Bill re­calls the wild par­ties Brad loved in col­lege. ‘We’d have five to 10 kegs of beer a night at a party, two or three times a week,’ he says. ‘The drink­ing age in Mis­souri is 21. We started at 18 – and there were drugs. I didn’t par­tic­i­pate, but it was mostly mar­i­juana.’

Brad dis­cov­ered his love for act­ing while study­ing in Mis­souri, and de­cided to drop out with only two cred­its left to grad­u­ate, in­stead choos­ing to move to Cal­i­for­nia in 1986 with just £233 to his name.

Odd jobs – chauf­feur­ing a limo for strip­pers, and dress­ing up in a chicken cos­tume to at­tract cus­tomers out­side of El Pollo Loco restau­rant on Sun­set Boule­vard – fol­lowed.

Then he landed his break­through role in Thelma & Louise in 1991, when he was 28 – and the rest is his­tory.

He’s since gone on to be­come one of the world’s most fa­mous ac­tors, who wed beau­ties Jen­nifer Anis­ton, 49, and later An­gelina Jolie, 42, be­fore both mar­riages sadly ended in di­vorce. He is now dat­ing su­per-smart, award-win­ning ar­chi­tec­ture pro­fes­sor Neri Ox­man, 42, and – be­fore his mar­riages – dated a string of high-pro­file women, in­clud­ing Gwyneth Pal­trow.

Yet, dur­ing his col­lege days, Brad was faith­ful to one girl… his high school sweet­heart, Josie Rosen.

Bill re­calls, ‘He had a se­ri­ous girl­friend, Josie, who he was with in high school, and they were to­gether for about two years in uni­ver­sity be­fore they sud­denly broke up. He didn’t re­ally talk about it.’

Josie fol­lowed Brad to Los An­ge­les to work in the movie in­dus­try, and is now an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer. Be­ing with her was Brad’s first se­ri­ous re­la­tion­ship and they were ‘very loved up’, al­though she de­clined to com­ment when ap­proached, sim­ply laugh­ing and stat­ing, ‘I can’t talk about it!’

Brad be­came a tabloid favourite af­ter wed­ding actress Jen­nifer Anis­ton, who he fa­mously ditched af­ter meet­ing An­gelina Jolie on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith.

‘I think he messed up when he left Jen­nifer, quite frankly,’ says Bill. ‘I don’t know what he was think­ing! He goofed up leav­ing her for An­gelina. She’s a beau­ti­ful woman, but I think she’s a bit over the top.’

Now Brad, who is a dad of six, has moved on from his painful di­vorce from An­gelina with Neri – and his old col­lege friend Bill thinks he’s done the right thing. ‘I know he’s been fo­cus­ing on ac­tresses for a long while, but maybe he can find hap­pi­ness a lit­tle more out of the lime­light,’ he says.

‘Brad has stayed grounded – you can take the boy out of Mis­souri, but you can’t take Mis­souri out of the boy.’

Kelly Jenk­ins

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