Rebel Wilson reveals she was ‘really unpopular’ in high school and had to read self-help books to make friends
Rebel Wilson has opened up about her difficult high school days.
The actress, 42, revealed she was ‘really unpopular’ and had to read self-help books to make friends.
The Pitch Perfect star attended Tara Anglican School for Girls in Sydney’s North Parramatta.
Memories: Rebel attended Tara Anglican School for Girls in Sydney’s North Parramatta
‘I was really unpopular.In my first year of high school, I just sat in the library at lunch all by myself everyday,’ Rebel said in an interview with Extra..
‘I went on a deliberate mission to become popular. I read a book called “How to win friends and influence people” and it worked. In a year or two I was the most popular.’
Rebel is now one of the most famous comedic actresses in the world.
She turned heads when she stepped out in New York City on Thursday evening.
Where’s Rebel? The actress shared photos of her time at school back in 2020. She is pictured here (bottom right)
The Australian actress, who has shed more than 35kg (77lbs or 5.5st) in the last 18 months, looked absolutely stunning in an incredibly chic pink dress.
She showed off her slender midsection by cinching the frock in at the waist with a matching Valentino candy-coloured belt.
Rebel recently denied she lost weight using the Mayr Method diet plan
‘I just sat in the library by myself’: Rebel Wilson (pictured) has revealed she was ‘really unpopular’ in high school and had to read self-help books to make friends
Her weight loss has been widely attributed to the strategies developed by Austrian physician Dr Franz Xaver Mayr.
However, she distanced herself from the Mayr Method in a statement on Instagram last month, telling her 10.6 million followers: ‘This was never my diet.’
The Mayr Method eliminates certain foods, reduces sugar and also encourages certain eating practices such as chewing food thoroughly.
Pretty in pink! Rebel’s interview comes after she turned heads when she stepped out in New York City on Thursday evening
Setting the record straight: The sighting comes after the Pitch Perfect star denied she lost weight using the Mayr Method diet plan. Rebel is pictured left in August 2012 and on the right in April 2022
People magazine was the first publication to report Rebel had lost weight with the Mayr Method, citing a ‘source’ close to the actress.
The article, published in June 2020, claimed Rebel had seen ‘amazing results’ since adopting the method during her stay at the VivaMayr wellness centre in Austria.
This information has since been repeated countless times by other news outlets, with food website Mashed publishing an article last month stating she followed the diet and listing her corresponding day on a plate.
But Rebel did not correct the record until Monday April 18 when Daily Mail Australia ran a story about her dramatic slimdown, citing the Mashed report.
While Rebel has denied following the Mayr Method diet, she did spend time in 2020 at a wellness centre that uses Dr Mayr’s techniques, which is perhaps where the confusion arose.
Fitness: While Rebel has denied following the Mayr Method diet, she did spend time in 2020 at a wellness centre that uses Dr Mayr’s techniques, which is perhaps where the confusion arose