Hollywood beauty MILLA JOVOVICH battled to overcome bullying while growing up as Ukrainian teen in a Californian school.
The Fifth Element star admits she did not fit in and was taunted by fellow students for the clothes she wore and was labelled a communist because of her country's Soviet past.
She says, "When everyone else was wearing denim mini skirts I was wearing Chinese trainers, crazy pig tails and baggy shirts. At lunch times the kids would gather round me and stare at the food that I had, it was always strange meats and Borsch (beetroot soup), it was an alien existence."
Rough and tough on screen, the action star says that in real life that wasn’t always the case. “I was a Russian immigrant whose last name was one that no one could pronounce,” she says.
“I was bullied in school. I would hear, ‘Here comes Milla Jovovovovovovovoich.’ The kids would add about 100 syllables. ”
Jovovich, 36, got past the taunts. “I thought that being popular in school was just so pathetic,” she says. “I knew I had a future over and beyond the horizon of that school.”
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Posted By: HighDuty |
9/25/12 1:48 PM
She has such beautiful eyes I wish she tranferred to my school from Ukraine!