You’re probably used to seeing Elle Fanning wearing her hair straight with a classic part down the middle and contacts in her eyes.
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Well, in a new interview with Glamour, the 19-year-old actor explains how a boy withdrew his marriage proposal because of those very physical features.
“I’ve certainly experienced not feeling super confident. I was home-schooled until third grade. In fourth grade I went to a regular school, and it was the first time I had been in a classroom with kids my age, so I was a little freaked out.”
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“My hair is actually really curly, so I got it blown out straight, and I wore contacts—my eyes are terrible—and this one boy came to me on the playground and said, ‘You’re so beautiful. I’m going to marry you!'”
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“Whatever. Then the next day I washed my hair, so it was curly, and wore my glasses. And he told me, ‘I’m not going to marry you anymore.'”
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“I’m like, What? All because of physical appearance? Heartbreaking. Well, beauty is not just what you look like from the outside.”