Sanjaya Malakar
Bullying Survivor
Male | Los Angeles, CA   United States
Kids at school thought he was gay
Bullying Type: Emotional
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9/19/12 1:38 PM
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Before he amassed an army of Fanjayas, before he brought the Crying Girl to hysterical tears, before he rocked that ponyhawk-seen-round-the-world ... what was Sanjaya Malakar really like? "I can honestly say I was obnoxious," the recently axed American Idol contestant says of his early high school years near Seattle. "I was annoying. I would take my guitar to school every day and sit in the back of chemistry class singing and playing," he recalls with his famously impish grin. "Everyone would say, 'Shut up, Sanjaya!'" Still, "I was really popular because I was the rebel," he says. "People either loved me or hated me."

"I've always gotten along with girls better because I was raised by women," Sanjaya says. As a result, "I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women. I think that's why guys didn't like me—because I got along with girls so well. When I went up to girls they would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek like I was their gay friend. But I was the straight guy that understood them."***e/article/0,,**,00.html

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Name: Sanjaya Malakar
Age: 33
Country: United States
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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