People Who Went To High School With Celebs Are Sharing Their Experiences, And It's Honestly Surprising

People Who Went To High School With Celebs Are Sharing Their Experiences, And It's Honestly Surprising
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People Who Went To High School With Celebs Are Sharing Their Experiences, And It's Honestly Surprising

"My dad went to high school with Mariah Carey. Apparently, she was as full of herself then as she is now. That didn't stop him from naming my sister after her, though."

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Quite a while back, a since-deleted Reddit account asked, "Those who went to high school with celebrities, who were they and what were they like?"

Here's what the former classmates of 17 celebs had to say about them:

Disclaimer: These stories have not been verified. The users are supposedly speaking from their own experiences.

1. "I went to school with Natalia Dyer (Nancy from Stranger Things). She's an awesome person, and she's very down-to-earth and quiet. [She's also] incredibly kind and thoughtful."



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2. "Went to school with Bo Burnham. Cool guy. Didn't get to talk to him a whole lot, but he seemed cool."



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3. "Wiz Khalifa went to school here for a year or two due to his parents being military. My older sister was a year ahead of him in junior high. Surprisingly, those that remember him from school say he was more of a goody-two-shoes who would have never touched weed. He played football and supposedly still keeps in contact with some old friends here."



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4. "My dad went to high school with Mariah Carey. Apparently, she was as full of herself then as she is now. That didn't stop him from naming my sister after her, though."



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5. "My sister went to high school with Jeffree Star. It was the 2000s. Let's just say he was the emo king, and he always had a full face of makeup with crazy hair. Emo girls would compete for his attention, and he was an antisocial jerk. Most high school drama was about him."



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6. "John Mayer went to my high school and sang with my friend's brother's band. I never met him, but I heard he [allegedly] stole a bunch of their songs for his solo album. They told me he was a dick because of that, but I'm not sure about prior."



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7. "Went to school with Harry Styles. Didn't know him, but he seemed pretty quiet. I remember his band [White Eskimo] playing in the school hall."



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8. "My grandparents went to school with Danny DeVito. They said they had always thought he would end up in jail."



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9. "Josh Hutcherson. He was always very quiet, didn't talk to people that much, and wasn't around often, as he was already an actor. We weren't friends, but others have said that he was a little stuck-up. Although, I wonder if it's because he just wanted some time to be a regular kid."



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10. "I was a bench player as a senior on the St. Vincent-St. Mary basketball team when LeBron James was a freshman. Coolest dude. Had the backs of everyone."



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11. "I went to high school with Carrie Underwood. She was a grade below me. She sang at just about every football and basketball game we had, as well as the yearly 'Old Settlers Day' celebration. She was nice, though there are some who might say she was just the teensiest bit snobby. This was mostly because she didn't party like a lot of kids her age were at the time."


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"One thing I remember: She sometimes had a strange sense of fashion. She'd sometimes wear these weird red leather pants with an old, faded Dan Marino Dolphins jersey."


12. "Karlie Kloss was a year under me in high school. I didn't really know her well, but one of my best friends was really close with her. She kept her normal life and her model life pretty separate and was always super sweet and down to earth."


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"I coached her younger twin sisters in softball, and their parents were really good about supporting all their kids equally, even though Karlie was clearly the one going places. Major props to her for not turning into some stuck-up jerk, but even more props to her family for keeping her grounded."


13. "My ex went to high school with Zac Efron. They were in a play together, but he ended up getting more and more famous at that point, so he ended up homeschooling or something before graduation."



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14. "I went to the same middle school and high school as Tyler the Creator. He was KIND OF a loner. In high school, he would spend his lunch in the auditorium playing on the piano. He kept to himself at school but was really goofy and energetic. I remember, in middle school, he made a MySpace music page and posted some beats he made. He was already into graphic art and stuff (like the clothes and stuff he sells now)."


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"He used to skate a lot. He won first place at our middle school talent show by lip syncing a song. Everyone liked him a lot."


15. "Christina Perri. We were pretty tight freshman year, and then I went the super angsty teen route, and she took the more chill 'hippie' route. We always still got along but didn't hang out after that. She was always incredibly nice, regardless."



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16. "My cousin went to high school with George R. R. Martin [the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series adapted into Game of Thrones] and recalled having a freshman lit class with him. When it was time for everyone to read their stories, George's was BY FAR the best. Apparently, the entire class simultaneously dropped their jaws. Guy’s a talent. Oh, and apparently, he was a typical nice dude."


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"Oh, and he started a fight club."


17. And finally: "My grandmother went to high school with Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jean Baker [her birth name] only went to the same high school as Grandma for one year. Grandma said she was very shy."



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Did one of your former classmates grow up to be famous? What were they like when you knew them? Share your answers in the comments!

Some responses have been edited for length/clarity.

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