10 Celebs Who Used to Be Ugly
Well, 'ugly' is a relative term
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2010 5:09 AM CDT
Bradley Cooper takes a photograph of himself with UK fans as he arrives at a cinema in London's west end for the European premiere of The Hangover, Wednesday June 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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(Newser) – Bradley Cooper is the most recent celebrity to cause the world to say, “Pshaw!” with a claim of childhood ugliness. The heartthrob says, thanks to his bowl cut, he was constantly mistaken for a girl. The Frisky lists nine others with similarly sad stories:

  • Beyoncé: The singer claims she was “chubby and ugly” in her tween years, and that it sometimes took four family members to help her zip her pants.
  • George Clooney: Another victim of an unfortunate hairstyle—and truly awful glasses—Clooney was apparently afraid to talk to girls.

  • Eva Longoria: Her three blond-haired, blue-eyed sisters actually called her “ugly duckling.”
  • Ryan Seacrest: He was overweight and bullied as a kid…and The Frisky has a must-see picture to prove it.
  • Lil Jon: The rapper actually looks like famous nerd Steve Urkel in his senior portrait.
For the complete list—and pictures!—click here.