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Joan Smalls Admits Being Bullied For Her 'Awkward Looking' Appearance

Joan Smalls Admits Being Bullied For Her 'Awkward Looking' Appearance

Joan Smalls is gorgeous green on the cover of Lucky magazine’s May 2015 issue, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 26-year-old supermodel had to share:

On being bullied about her appearance: “I was so awkward-looking-tall, super skinny, gangly. The boys at school made fun of me. But I’d see those girls on TV and I’d think, Oh they have my same body type.”

On eating healthy: “Today everyone is all about organic this, organic that-but that’s just kind of how I grew up, eating from our plantain, banana and orange trees. It’s funny, I never really liked avocados until recently. And we had them in my backyard. So now they’re almost like a comfort food. I had it so good when I was a little kid and I didn’t even know it!”

On the competition in the modeling world: “You’re competing with 40, 100, 200 other girls. You go to a call, see the casting list and you’re number 202. And you know there are just a couple of open spots.”

FYI: Joan is wearing Levi’s 501®CT jeans in the inside pic.

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Photos: Miguel Reveriego
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  • MC

    Just because they made fun of you doesnt mean you are bullied. Females are the ones who bully other females.

  • Baseliner

    so now every celebrity was “bullied?” i’m sure that some of them were the bullies

  • JosieO

    Geez–the two of you are so stupid. Remember, celebrities were once children too. And most people no matter how pretty, athletic or smart they may be have been bullied at some point in their lives.

  • Invitado

    And she still is an ugly black Puerto Rican so things haven’t changed….not Latina at all.