Rosie Huntington-Whitley is the latest celebrity to reveal a childhood rife with schoolhouse bullies who picked on her because of what now has to be one of her best features, her pouty lips.
It’s a mystery why such a persecution complex seems to be a must for every celebrity back story these days, especially when some of those who claim to be bullied are among the most beautiful and talented people in Hollywood.
Huntington-Whitley, 24, was named the “Hottest Woman on Earth” by Maxim, magazine, yet she says she was the butt of jokes in school.
Schoolhouse bullies, she told the British edition of GQ magazine, who would call her “kipper lips” and “titt lips” because “I had big lips but no breasts,” she said.
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“There was a big group of girls that was Devon’s answer to Mean Girls, and they would storm the bathrooms shouting, ‘I’m going to f****ing deck you, Lips! See you on the school bus.'”
“And boys didn’t really go out with me,” she added.
Yet by 17, she was an international model with bookings from French Connection, Tommy Hillfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch and other top brands.
How homely an unattractive could she have been?
Her career has skyrocketed ever since. She recently launched her film career with a leading role in Transformers 3, personally selected for the role by Director Michael Bay.
“Would I like even a sniff of Angelina Jolie’s career? Yes. Do I think I have a future in this business? I certainly hope so. And I’m going to work damn hard to make sure I do,” she said.