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Teachers Reveal What Celebrities Were Like As High- School Students

Everyone has a not-so-proud-of event which usually happened during high school, but that is what makes a good story, right? We all like to know all the juicy details of someone’s past, especially if they are a famous person. What were celebrities like in the past, whether they were good students or not, if they were cool and popular back then, etc.  are some of  the answers that their teachers and former classmates share. Fame has certainly changed them, but you are about to find out who was an outcast; nerd; pothead; the It Girl, etc.

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

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Dropping out of high school to attend the free drama center wasn’t a bad idea at all! That way Leo got a chance to improve his acting skills, and to get an Oscar for this years’ movie The Revenant.

2.  Kristen Bell

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On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show Kristen Bell confirmed that she was a wannabe bad kid in high school, demanding others to call her Annie or Smurfette until the age of 16.

3. Ke$ha

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Kesha was this diligent student that didn’t fit in just because of her unconventional style. Even though she got a perfect score on her SATs, she dropped out before graduation, focusing on her music career.

4.  Mariah Carey

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Teachers and students claim that Mariah was a diva even from young age. She used to get up very early to prepare and look perfect at school, while allegedly using a needle to create perfect eyelashes.

5.  Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga was bullied a lot while she was in high school. She says that there were days when she even didn’t want to go to school. Even though she is world-famous, she still finds the fact that she wasn’t accepted discomforting and  traumatic for her later life. However, in spite of her tough high school period, we all love and support her talented voice and glorious performance, right?

6.  Matthew McConaughey

The badass, hot looking Matthew McConaughey was a total sweetheart in high school. Teachers remember him as a cute student who went on visiting them even after finishing school.

7.  Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa went through high school being high all the time. He adopted his weed habit from his mom who was a regular smoker and they even smoked together. According to his current lifestyle, his background and past are quite expected. What comes as a surprise is that he was a very intelligent kid back in high school.

8. Ryan Seacrest

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Even during his high school days Ryan was interested in showbiz and journalism. He passionately listened to the radio and media because he stayed at home most of his free time, being teased by the others for being overweight. Who would have known that all that bullying would serve him later in life?

9.  Beyonce

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Beyoncé’s high school boyfriend claims that she knew what she wanted even from high school and was always focused on that. She went after success and fame ever since and now she enjoys it. Way to go B, dreams come true!

10. Nicolas Cage

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Nicolas Cage, who was known as Nicolas Coppola back then, dropped out of high school at the age of 16.

11. Obama

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Some rumors say that Obama was a “C” student in high school. Can you believe that?

12.  Britney Spears

Britney’s English teacher says she was sweet but bratty girl.

13. Tobey Maguire

Tobey left school in the ninth grade and devoted himself to acting.

14.  Pharrell Williams

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Will used to pretend to be sick to skip school, while school nurses remember him as a sweet and creative kid.

15.  Taylor Swift

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Leaving school early to attend singing lessons apparently brought her world-fame.

16. Michael Phelps

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If Mike ever went to classes he was cocky and obnoxious.

17.  Steve Jobs

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Being a loner and a social outcast who was bullied, Steve didn’t go well through high school.

18. Lorde

Lorde’s English teacher says she was excellent in writing short stories.

19. Kanye West

He wanted to be a rapper ever since high school, and he was a good student as well.

20.Rihanna

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At 15 she won the high school beauty pageant, performing Mariah Carey’s song Hero.

21.Paris Hilton

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Did you know that Paris was a hockey player in high school?

22. Angelina Jolie

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Sadly, Jolie suffered from anorexia during high school.

23. Jessica Alba

She is both smart and beautiful. Jessica graduated high school at the age of 16.

24. Shakira

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Shakira was a dedicated student who even took a break from the music industry to graduate high school.

25. Willem Dafoe

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Will got expelled from high school for making a pornographic movie. He’s always been a bad boy.

26.Kristen Bell

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She attended a catholic high school, and got her acting skills from the drama and music club she attended.

27. Matt Damon

His passion for acting developed during the high school years, performing in many school plays.

28. JK Rowling

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The writing genius had a rough and unhappy teenage period due to her mother’s illness and the distant relationship with her dad.

29. Seth Rogen

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Seth says that during high school he realized that being funny can be his job, so he wanted nothing other than that.

30. Bill Murray

Bill worked as a golf caddy throughout high school to fund his studies and earn pocket money.

31. Kurt Cobain

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From early age Kurt was talented, intelligent and creative, so he impressed teachers in high school. At the same time he was doing drugs and drinking alcohol because he had a troubled relationship with his parents.

32. Jennifer Lopez

She attended all-girls catholic high school and was known for her athletic skills.

33. Jennifer Aniston

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The “Friends” star performed in her high school drama club and showed her talent even as a teenager.

34. Adele

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She left public school at the age of 14 and enrolled in the BRIT performing arts school, where she perfected her singing.

35. Ben Affleck

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Did you know that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been best friends since high school?

36. Jason Statham

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Jason was an athlete doing every sports activity in high school, while later diving became his passion.

37. Blake Lively

She was a jokester and even called “Class Clown”.

38.  Chris Pratt

Chris is very sociable and during high school, he would fit in every group.

39. Rashida Jones

She was a good teenager who neither smoked cigarettes nor weed, and never drank alcohol.

40. Anna Kendrick

Anna went through hell during high school, being constantly bullied.

41. Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz went to school with Snoop Dogg and she says that she even bought weed from him.

42. Will Ferrell

His passion for performing came from the morning announcements he made in high school over the public access systems in disguised voice.

43. Lena Dunham

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She regrets trying to be an “ordinary girl”, while suppressing her individuality in high school.

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