June 2, 2008

Ugly Betty's America Ferrera on Acceptance in High School

(Filed under: Appearance)

"My high school days were definitely not the best days of my life. I think everything you learn in high school, you have to spend the rest of your life unlearning. A lot of what high school was about for me was not being myself. It was about hiding all the things that made me different and trying to fit in somewhere. I didn't know who I was. The pretty and popular girls just reminded me that I wasn't pretty and popular, and the nerdy and studious ones reminded me that I wasn't smart enough. I didn't conform in high school, wear all the right clothes, or fit in. But I think the truth is that whatever you're wearing on the outside doesn't change the fact that most people--even beautiful girls--feel the same doubt, fears and insecurities on the inside."

-Actress America Ferrera from TV's Ugly Betty (Cosmo Girl, February 2007)

Posted by Kevin D. Hendricks at 2:25 PM

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