Nina Dobrev recently gave a talk at the LGBT’s Trevor Live benefit for the The Trevor Project hotline. In the speech, Dobrev revealed that she too was bullied as a younger child:
I had a couple of awkward stages. Now we have hair and makeup. I pay professionals. But you didn't have professionals when you were grade three.
I had a chunky face,I had a phase where I cut my hair like a boy. Kids will find anything to pick on you for whether it's true or not because it makes them feel better and bigger and it isn't until you're the victim that you realize that it's not fun and it's not cool. Until you learn, you can hurt a lot of people.
Just goes to show that anyone can be on the receiving end of ridicule. While a famous actress who started her acting and modelling career at 17 likely didn't face anything near what some kids have to go through, she does have experiences of her own to share just like rest of us do. I am sure the organization appreciates the support.
The Trevor Project:
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Do we all love Nina Drobnev a little bit more now?