Ronda Rousey: I used to wear jeans and a T-shirt, but not the sexy kind

Updated: Aug 26, 2016, 14:05 IST | Agencies

Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey has revealed that she was a tomboy during her younger days and was confused about the concept of perfection

Los Angeles: Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey has revealed that she was a tomboy during her younger days and was confused about the concept of perfection.

Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey

"When I was growing up in North Dakota, before my family moved to Los Angeles, I was a tomboy. I wore jeans and a white T-shirt, but not the sexy kind. I wore it because I loved to run, jump, and play. Dresses got in the way of that," the 29-year-old was quoted as saying by Yahoo!

Outsider in LA
She added that though her family moved to LA, she found it difficult to adjust to the surroundings. "In LA, I was a complete outsider. I went to a predominantly Spanish-speaking school, and never really fit in. My confidence sank faster than I care to admit.

"And like most girls, although women rarely talk about it, these feelings came to a boiling point when I stood in front of the mirror, looked at my changing body that I didn't really recognise anymore, and cried. I wasn't perfect, and I didn't like it. That's when I found judo," she said.

Total transformation
Talking about her transformation from being a shy girl to the fierce fighter she is today, Rousey said, "Not every move I made was perfect, but I practised a lot. In fact, I got better and people started noticing. Today, I have a career built on something that saved me as a young woman. Many women aren't afforded that opportunity."

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