And look at her now!
"A year before I got scouted, I would watch a lot of FashionTV. At school, I got teased because I was so thin and awkward-looking. But the girls on TV looked similar to me. I would say to my mom "The girls at school are teasing me, but I look like those girls on TV. A year later, someone took me to an agency and that’s it."
But now that she's a successful model, she explains that being on the cover of magazines is the best "revenge." She adds:
"Revenge is always… I know it sounds terrible, but it does feel good to show those people. I put all my eggs in one basket when I left South Africa. I put my head down and worked my ass off. And look where it got me."
The girl definitely does have confidence, doesn't she??
In all seriousness, though, she definitely turned the tables on her school bullies.
Ha! No one's gonna mess with you now, girl!
[Image via British GQ.]