Charlize Theron says she used to be a nerd

Charlize Theron has said she was a nerd at school, and we're struggling to believe her, but the actress insists it's true!

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"I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn't like [me]," she told People magazine. "I didn't have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes."

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We doubt the gorgeous star suffers any sort of man drought today whether wearing big specs or not!  All eyes are firmly on her when she's on the red carpet.

But it wasn't always that, as the 36-year old added: "I wasn't in the popular crowd."

Clearly the ambitious one, Charlize Theron wanted to make it into the popular crew at school but was shunned can you believe?

"There was a really popular girl at school and I was obsessed with her. I mean you would go to jail for that stuff today," she added laughing. "I was in tears one day because I couldn't sit next to her."

We bet that girl would be in tears if she read this now!