Female golf star Michelle Wei has revealed that behind her current drop-dead gorgeous looks is an ugly period in school, where she was bullied. The 26-year-old American, who made the cut in the prestigious US Women's Open at the age of 13, said she used to be quite plump as a kid and didn't have the best of times in school.
Michelle Wei. Pic/AFP
"It was tough. I was quite the chubby one growing up. I was very large. I was also 5 feet 7 inches tall, when I was just 10 years old, so being that tall was tough. I was bullied in school. It was hard being really insecure and then being thrown into the spotlight. Let me just say that having a 'Michelle Wie Day' in sixth grade is not the best thing that can happen to you. It's maybe the worst thing," the 2014 US Women's Open, Wei told US-based Shape magazine in an interview recently.
No beauty comments
Of course, later things changed for Wei, who went on to break nearly every record in the women's game. However, Wei, one of the prettiest faces in international sport, said that she avoids comments about her looks on social media as she feels it's a distraction. "As much as I hate to admit it, it still filters into my life today, so I have to work on loving my body and loving myself and counting my blessings. I don't read anything on my Twitter or Instagram.
"It's unfortunate because people can be very mean on it and just hide behind their computer screens and I don't want to subject myself to that," added Wei, who began playing golf at the age of four.