Debby Ryan ‘Bullies Said I Was Fat, Nerdy’

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Debby Ryan on being touted the next Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez: ‘It’s funny but it’s definitely a progression. And I really want to have a long career. No one is ever gonna be the next Miley or the next Selena. I would love to be the next anyone. I love having a creative say in all my projects.

I’d love to be the next Tina Fey or someone like that, people [who] are able to be funny, on top of just being pretty onscreen. I had no idea I could make so many expressions with my face and they’re totally unattractive! And I’m totally okay with it. I can growl or even have cake on my face.

That’s what I love about my job: & I can be silly and make people laugh! I was home-schooled, accelerated in classes and I was the kid who would stay behind writing papers and grading tests for the teacher. The only reason other people talked to me would be to ask, ‘Hey, how did I do in my test?’ And I’d be like,

‘Yeah you got a B. You missed some tough questions; I’ll tutor you if you want.’ I was made fun of for being academically accelerated, being in the chess club, being home-schooled, living in Germany. I was German kid when I got back to America and they were like telling me that I was fat, nerdy and that I didn’t belong there.. It was really hard to ignore those bullies. On my first week,

I would get shoved and pushed, all my books on the floor while I was in the hall way at school.. When I started pretending I had a secret and acting like I owned the place, that was when I realized they don’t have any power over me. People will call you everything and with Hollywood, all these things are magnified. It’s important to being able to stand up for yourself.’

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  • Anonymous

    don’t think Selena was bullied. She said not really when asked if she was bullied. Miley was bullied badly. She was locked in the bathroom.
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    yeah but that’s probably just elaboration.
    A boy in my second grade class pulled my pants down and several kids made fun of me cause of my “uni” ( im italian)….
    but i dont think I’ve been bullied badly at all.
    It’s normal stuff that happens to kids.

  • Anonymous

    lol she’s still fat

  • Anonymous

    memi trumps sel said:

    I don’t think Selena was bullied. She said not really when asked if she was bullied. Miley was bullied badly. She was locked in the bathroom.
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    I think the same. To me smells like self- pitty

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks like Selena and Miley in one person. I mean, her face looks just like Selala’s and her hair is just like Miles’. :) just saying…

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    lol she’s still fat
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    Bitch

  • Anonymous

    yeah but that’s probably just elaboration.
    A boy in my second grade class pulled my pants down and several kids made fun of me cause of my “uni” ( im italian)….
    but i dont think I’ve been bullied badly at all.
    It’s normal stuff that happens to kids.

    You were bully but not badly. people reacts different to situations i feel like i’ve been personally bullied but ithink other people don’t mind about it cuz they think take somebody’s agressions is “normal” or what “kids do”. These kids need to stop beign so mean at young age.

  • Anonymous

    She hasn’t got the appeal Miley has to be as successful as her IMO.

  • AcidPinkLemonade

    Untouchable said:

    why do these ppl always say they were bullied? Does she want to be a poster child for it or something? i bet some of these disney stars were really the ones who were doing the bullying…
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    THIS.

  • Anonymous

    That’s not fat. That’s called not being underweight.;)

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    Huh? Why she said? Tell me i wanna know tinkerbell!!!!
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    HAHAHAHAHAhA!

    I wanna know too I think I heard of it but I doubt it and my mind is messin wit me. I seriously LOL’d so hard at your comment tho XD
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    Lolz! glad ya like it ;)! i really want to know…gosh i will have too google it :/ lol

  • Untouchable

    why do these ppl always say they were bullied? Does she want to be a poster child for it or something? i bet some of these disney stars were really the ones who were doing the bullying…

  • AcidPinkLemonade

    I doubt Miley was bullied, she was a cheerleader. They’re usually popular.

  • Anonymous

    so was she homeschooled or did she go to school? what.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO. No one makes fun of anyone anymore by calling the “nerds”

  • teamcyrus721

    She’s not going to be the nxt Miley or Selena. She might be the nxt Demi lovato. I prefer Bridgit Mendler more than her

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:
    lol she’s still fat

    lol you are dumb..

  • Anonymous

    “But honestly, a lot of kids have it rough in school” – well that’s the reason why these stars open up about their issues cuz like that kids can relate and know that they can stand up and don’t take anybody’s shit and that they don’t deserve to be treated that way. Maybe hear that their idols speak about it give them courage to speak out and stop the problem :).

    and also maybe the kids can see it as ‘if famous stars got bullied then maybe I can be famous one day!’ lololol

  • Anonymous

    but a lot of the times, in my opinion, it seems more like a self pity party rather than trying to help younger fans.

    Yeah I kinda agree with the pity thing

  • Anonymous

    I think the same. To me smells like self- pitty

    me too

  • Anonymous

    me too *I think the same

  • Alex

    Debby Ryan is the most beutiful girl in the world and she is so sweet pretty kind to people I know I never met with her but I can fell how nice she is

  • memi trumps sel

    I don’t think Selena was bullied. She said not really when asked if she was bullied. Miley was bullied badly. She was locked in the bathroom.

  • Anonymous

    i seriously don’t understand how EVERY disney star says they used to be bullied.
    honestly…it sounds like a lot of b.s to me.
    Miley used to be bullie
    Selena used to be bullied
    Demi used to be bullied
    Now Debbie?

    I don’t know. I kind of think these girls need to grow a thicker skin (well, it seems like demi legit had it bad :( ..)
    But honestly, a lot of kids have it rough in school. I could argue that I’VE been bullied…and I’m sure pretty much anyone can. Stop elaborating girls, jeez.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    i seriously don’t understand how EVERY disney star says they used to be bullied.
    honestly…it sounds like a lot of b.s to me.
    Miley used to be bullie
    Selena used to be bullied
    Demi used to be bullied
    Now Debbie?

    I don’t know. I kind of think these girls need to grow a thicker skin (well, it seems like demi legit had it bad :( ..)
    But honestly, a lot of kids have it rough in school. I could argue that I’VE been bullied…and I’m sure pretty much anyone can. Stop elaborating girls, jeez.
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    “But honestly, a lot of kids have it rough in school” – well that’s the reason why these stars open up about their issues cuz like that kids can relate and know that they can stand up and don’t take anybody’s shit and that they don’t deserve to be treated that way. Maybe hear that their idols speak about it give them courage to speak out and stop the problem :).
    I like Debby but i think this wasn’t neccesary though…

  • Anonymous

    “But honestly, a lot of kids have it rough in school” – well that’s the reason why these stars open up about their issues cuz like that kids can relate and know that they can stand up and don’t take anybody’s shit and that they don’t deserve to be treated that way. Maybe hear that their idols speak about it give them courage to speak out and stop the problem :).
    I like Debby but i think this wasn’t neccesary though…

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    yeah, i kind of agree with you. Like I see what they may be trying to do….
    but a lot of the times, in my opinion, it seems more like a self pity party rather than trying to help younger fans.
    I like debby too, she seems sweet….
    but I just REALLY doubt that all of these disney stars have been traumatized by bullying. :\ meh lol

  • Anonymous

    Huh? Why she said? Tell me i wanna know tinkerbell!!!!
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    HAHAHAHAHAhA!

    I wanna know too I think I heard of it but I doubt it and my mind is messin wit me. I seriously LOL’d so hard at your comment tho XD

  • Anonymous

    AcidPinkLemonade said:

    I feel like my school is the only one where bullying isn’t a big deal.

    As for Demi, I think she was a bit of a bully herself. Remember all of those MySpace comments from her?
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    Huh? Why she said? Tell me i wanna know tinkerbell!!!!

  • Anonymous

    shes the next demi lovado.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    “But honestly, a lot of kids have it rough in school” – well that’s the reason why these stars open up about their issues cuz like that kids can relate and know that they can stand up and don’t take anybody’s shit and that they don’t deserve to be treated that way. Maybe hear that their idols speak about it give them courage to speak out and stop the problem :).
    I like Debby but i think this wasn’t neccesary though…

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    yeah, i kind of agree with you. Like I see what they may be trying to do….
    but a lot of the times, in my opinion, it seems more like a self pity party rather than trying to help younger fans.
    I like debby too, she seems sweet….
    but I just REALLY doubt that all of these disney stars have been traumatized by bullying. :\ meh lol

    Right i know…i don’t believe that the Selena story was traumatizing :/ but maybe she wanted to help her fans…idk lol

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous said:

    shes the next demi lovado.

    Hahaha that’s mean! and it’s Lovato huhuhu

  • AcidPinkLemonade

    I feel like my school is the only one where bullying isn’t a big deal.

    As for Demi, I think she was a bit of a bully herself. Remember all of those MySpace comments from her?