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What Celebrities Were Like Before Fame, According To People Who Knew Them

By Tiffany White

Although all celebs love to swear up and down that they were bullied in school for having Hollywood aspirations, only their friends and classmates know the real story. And according to many of these former pals, acquaintances, and neighbors, most celebs fall in either two categories: the ones who haven't changed at all and the ones who've done a complete 180. 

From reddit users to former friends who've sold their stories to tabloids, here's what people had to say about these 15 celebs.

1. Kim Kardashian

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Before she became America's royalty (oh, get over it), Kim Kardashian was an insecure high schooler who hated her body and nose. Sooo, basically she was just like every other teenager? 

"At 13, we started to become more aware of ourselves," Kim's classmate Nikki Lund told Heat. "We began wearing make-up and started dieting... We did the Cabbage Soup Diet and we'd be there boiling great big vats of cabbage. We were like, 'Yes, we're going to be thin.'"

Nikki also added, "Kim was always saying her nose wasn't perfect. I thought she was nuts. Every girl has something they don't like."