Tyra Banks Was Bullied in School for Being Thin

When Tyra Banks was 11, she was bullied in school for losing 30 lbs and growing 3 inches. Oh no, a girl made fun of for being tall and skinny. That must have really hurt. She told HuffPost Live.

When I was 11 years old, I grew three inches and lost 30 pounds in three months. So I went from being a mean bully, cute little chubby little girl to shooting up, [weighing] 98 pounds and just looking sick and frail. I wasn’t sick, but people thought there was something wrong with me. I was the brunt of every joke, every bad thing. I hated my reflection in the mirror. I would try to stuff food down my throat to gain weight. Nothing would work. I lived at the hospital with needles in my arms trying to figure out what was wrong with me.

To this day, she still lives with self-esteem issues.

Even though I later gained weight and became a supermodel, that girl always lived inside of me and I know what that felt like. Then to become a supermodel with all of this hair and makeup and glamour… Then I start projecting images that I know make my 11-year-old self insecure, I felt like I had and still have a responsibility to tell the truth and to talk about my pains, my issues. So my passion is girls and self-esteem.

It doesn’t sound like Tyra was physically bullied. Probably because it would be hard to do considering the bullies would have started wheezing after chasing her for just a few feet. I’m assuming her bullies were all fat and jealous since Tyra (up top) was a skinny girl with big tits.

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Seriously, first world problems are the worstest!

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