Anna Kendrick & 9 More Celebs Who Went Through Hell in High School

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On my list of Celebrities Who I Wish I Could Trade Faces With, Anna Kendrick definitely makes the short list... which is why it makes absolutely no sense that defending herself against insults about her appearance is even something she has to deal with. But, like all celebrities, she does — and at least she's managed to come up with the perfect comeback when the situation presents itself. "The most common thing that I get is, 'Am I the only one who doesn't think Anna Kendrick is pretty?'" Kendrick said in her cover interview with Marie Claire. "And you're like, 'No, you're not the only one. Arguably, all the boys in my high school agree with you.'"

It's incredibly hard to believe that anyone wouldn't think Kendrick — even as an awkward high schooler — is absolutely gorgeous, but unfortunately, people are like that. As awesome as social media is, it gives the wrong people too much power to spout their negativity into the world, and it's really easy to aim that negativity at celebrities, who often don't seem like real people. I'm willing to bet actual money that those same people who make a habit of hiding behind their keyboards were bullies in high school, too. And more celebrities had to deal with them back then than you might think.

Click through to see 10 celebs who, despite their best efforts, weren't cool in high school, and then take a minute to imagine how much their bullies must regret everything right now. The moral of the story? Be nice to everyone, because you never know who will grow up to star in Pitch Perfect.

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