PUTTING BULLIES IN THEIR PLACE
THESE LOVELY LADIES ALL ROSE ABOVE THE playground bullies.
These bright stars refused to bow to the mean girls (and boys) who used to taunt them.
The superstar was a regular on television – singing and dancing on The Mickey Mouse Club – from quite a tender age. Unable to relate to her phenomenal success, her peers often gave her the cold shoulder at school. This then spiralled into abuse and even bullying. As an adult, she penned the song “Fighter” about her years of torment. Look at her now!
She has an enviable figure now, but Rosario was bullied at school for being a late bloomer. The TV and movie star explains her mum had an impressive bust, which made things worse. As a teen she’d get dressed up to go out with her friends, only to be picked on for having a flat chest. Cruel!
Multi-threat star Demi didn’t always have so much swagger! At school, bullies circulated hate petitions about her, hurled abuse at her home and held parties where they trashed her music! “It was a very emotional time for me and all I wanted to do was get away,” she says. Kids can be so mean!
Rock chick Avril endured endless, targeted bullying as a young girl! She was given such a hard time about her tomboy wardrobe, called “Vampire Lady” because of her teeth (since fixed) and was teased about wearing specs. That’s just lame!
The star of Once Upon a Time and House is fierce, but in her tender years she was the victim of rather mean-spirited bullies. Her love of literature and drama meant other kids singled her out and labelled her a nerd. Things came to a head when bullies started on Jennifer’s little sis. “I lost it,” she said. “That was a huge life lesson for me, to figure out ways of putting my foot down, finding out my own identity and how to protect that.” Good on you, JMo! All power to you for sticking up for your sibling, as bullies are essentially just cowards!