They Called Her Ugly Betty, But Now She Wins Beauty Pageants! See Her Amazing Transformation

Maria Petrou was bullied most of her school years. You wouldn’t believe it looking at her now, but Maria suffered years of abuse being teased about her appearance. Now a catwalk model, the 21-year-old admits being called ‘Ugly Betty’ at school. “There was a gang of kids who’d call me Goofy and Ugly Betty and have a go because I was hard working and liked studying art and literature,” she confessed. “The name calling did upset me at the time but it was one of those things that I was always going to prove everybody wrong,” Maria added. She is now in her third year at university studying fine art.



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