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Naya Rivera: I Was A Nerd in High School!

Naya Rivera: I Was A Nerd in High School!

Naya Rivera may play a cheerleader on Glee, but she says her actual high school experience wasn’t like Santana’s at all!

Here’s what the 23-year-old actress had to share with Fitness magazine:

On her Glee alter ego: “In high school I was most like Artie and Rachel. I knew what I wanted, like Rachel, although I wasn’t as obnoxious. But like Artie, I was a nerd, always trying to fit in and get my hair to lie flat.”

On her go-to exercise: “Legs and butt get the most attention in the Cheerios uniform, so those are my target areas. Lots of squats!”

On her can’t-live-without foods: “When we did the Glee Live tour, I had to have hummus and guacamole on hand for healthy snacks.”

On her athletic past: “My dad always wanted me to be sporty, so I tried softball. I was 12 and tiny, and all the other girls were huge and looked 25. I was too afraid of the ball to bat.”

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I’m sorry but every celebrity wants people to believe that they were outcasts in high school to seem relatable to. But it’s hard to believe that Naya was a nerd, she worked at Hooters for a while before Glee

# 6

@Alison: Exactly what I was thinking. Lately, every celebrity supporting anti-bullying or speaking out in general has been saying they were bullied/nerds and that life gets better. Yes, it’s a great image to portray for those in need, but it’s hard to believe only nerds became celebrities. Although it’s possible they weren’t the most popular, that doesn’t make you an outcast.

# 8

She worked at Hooters?!?! She doesn’ t have any!!!

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ugly chick. needs a nose job.

rogerthat @ 10/22/2010 at 6:23 pm

@Alison: A lot of celebs were losers in school, and thats why they are actors. they need that attention and approval they never got.

Although it’s possible they weren’t the most popular, that doesn’t make you an outcast.

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