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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Nicolas Cage, who was known as Nicolas Coppola back then, dropped out of high school at the age of 16.
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
Will used to pretend to be sick to skip school, while school nurses remember him as a sweet and creative kid.
15. Taylor Swift
Leaving school early to attend singing lessons apparently brought her world-fame.