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Images: Chris Jackson/Getty Images / Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

It’s a sad fact that almost everybody can recollect incidents of appearance-based bullying from their childhood. After all, kids can be relentless if their peers are seen to be too thin, too fat, too short or really anything at all that deviates from the norm – whatever that is. But it’s not just “ordinary”-looking folk who’ve suffered this. In fact, some celebrities now considered to be among the most beautiful people in the world have some truly surprising, even shocking, stories about being body-shamed.

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Image: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

20. Tyra Banks

Supermodel Tyra Banks was in fact on both sides of the bullying divide at school. First, she bullied other kids, but then, as her looks changed, she found that she was the one being picked on. In 2011 she recollected the experience and urged her fans to support the “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign.

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Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

19. Mila Kunis

“I had a very funny-looking face when I was little. I had like big eyes, big lips, big ears,” actress Mila Kunis told OK! back in 2011. “I was constantly being made fun of for having big eyes and that was awful.” Of course, no one thinks that the Golden Globe-nominated actor is “funny-looking” now.

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