Leighton Meester Skipped Prom And Was Bullied In High School! Who Knew?!
Blair Waldorf may have been crowned prom queen, but Leighton Meester was anything but. She spilled to Teen Vogue that she skipped prom because she wasn’t that into it — and because she didn’t have the money. The Gossip Girl star sure has come a long way!
On mean girls: “Girls can be especially mean and pick on each other for things we can’t really help, like our looks, which is so silly… I remember in high school, people weren’t always nice to me—both boys and girls, especially the boys I liked. They would always be so mean to me!”
On bullying: “I think a really important thing to remember is that whatever side you’re on, you can never be a bystander. You should always speak up for someone who is being bullied.”
On prom: “I didn’t go to my real prom. Prom to me in real life was like, ‘Why would I go?’, and now looking back I think, ‘Why was I so anti-prom?’ Back then I didn’t have money to get a dress or a limo, or anything like that. I didn’t have a date – not that that matters. I guess I just wasn’t really into it, you know? Just like I wasn’t into Britney Spears then, and now I am!”
Kinda tough to imagine Gossip Girl‘s resident bully being bullied, right? Have you ever dealt with a similar issue to Leighton’s? Comment below!