We’ve all had some kind of nickname at some stage in our life, some of them last us forever and others are just for when we are younger. Here are 10 celebrities that The Frisky who have had nicknames when they were younger, but they weren’t nice ones at all. Kids sure can be mean can’t they?
her classmates couldn’t settle on a single nickname to mock her, so they rotated through a few of them. “People called me Olive Oyl, Lightbulb Head, and Fivehead, because my forehead was so big,” she said.
Her boobs earned her a nickname. “In middle school they called me ‘Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder,’” she said. “Now they call me hot.” Yes, these things do have a way of getting better.
Swears she once sported a lot up top, too. She says that her NYU acting classmates called her “Big Boobs McGee” as a result. “At that time my breasts were much bigger, and firm and delicious. I was 15 to 20 pounds heavier than I am now,” she said. “I would wear shirts that were low-cut and the teachers would tell me that I couldn’t wear them, and I’d point to another girl who was wearing the same thing, and they would say, ‘Well, it looks different on her.’ It wasn’t fair.” I think you can see the pain that inspired “Born This Way.”
She was mocked because her lips resemble the shape of a chest. “I used to get called Tit Lips—because I had big lips but no breasts,” says Rosie.
Her unusual name. “I used to get teased all the time at school because of my name and it traumatized me for a while,” she said. “Every Wednesday we used to have tinned peaches to eat and whenever I used to bring the fork to my mouth, everyone would go ‘You’re eating yourself! You’re eating yourself!’” Wow, kids are ridiculous.
Her butt makes her millions now, but in school, it got her teased. “They called me ‘Bubble Butt’—but I’m over it,” she said, explaining that her best friend was ridiculed for the same thing. “We refused to do squats at volleyball practice because we didn’t want them to get any bigger.”
She was teased for not having curves. “I was ridiculously skinny,” she said. “They called me ‘Palillo,’ which means toothpick in Spanish.”
She avoided gym class at all costs back in the day. “I was really bad at running in class because I had these really skinny legs – I hated it,” she said. “They called me ‘Chicken Legs.’”
Kimora Lee Simmons
Was the butt of jokes, too. (Wait, does every model have a story of how they were teased for looking strange as a teen?) “Kids can be cruel,” she said. “They called me ‘Chinky Giraffe.’ I cried all the time. But my mother wanted me to turn my tears into something else, something positive.”
She recently revealed that she was given a much nastier name in her schoolgirl days—Hayley “Fatwell.” She explained to The Guardian, “My real self, the self I have always been from a child, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. I was ‘Hayley Fatwell’ at school.
Funny how all of these are women, I wonder is it because men don’t like to talk about being bullied or teased because they don’t want their ego hurt or if it’s because women are an easier target for being called names?
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