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Charlize Theron: I Got Bullied at School for Being a Nerd

November 28, 2011 (8:42 am) GMT
Recalling her high school years, the 'Young Adult' actress confesses to wearing 'really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be' and reveals she did 'crazy things' to be part of the in-crowd.

Even couldn't escape being bullied by her peers at school. Sharing memories of her younger years, the "" star opened up to PEOPLE, "I actually got a lot of the mean girl stuff from the ages of 7 to 12. I was pretty much a mess in primary school."

"But I got that out of my system by the time I got to high school and was more immune to all of that stuff," the 36-year-old actress added. She was still unable to find herself any boyfriend though. "I didn't have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes," she confessed. "I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn't like [me]."

During the chat, the actress who won an Oscar for her role in "" also admitted that she did "crazy things" just to be part of the in-crowd. "I wasn't in the popular crowd. There was a really popular girl at school and I was obsessed with her. I mean you would go to jail for that stuff today," she said. "I was in tears one day because I couldn't sit next to her."

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