Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Get Stung!

Famed blogger and former model Radge has admitted he was bullied at school over his looks.

The stunning 'Apparently Too Tall Elaine' writer hated his big eyes, chiselled cheekbones and legs that just... didn't... know.... where to stop as he frequently drew jealous taunts from his classmates.

He said: "I was always the looker in the class, and the other boys couldn't handle the presence of a peer of such superior pulchritude. I was like Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Donnie Darko,' though without the spooky Tears For Fears soundtrack and psychosis."

That wasn't all.

"I also got the shit kicked out of me for using words like pulchritude."

Leaving school at 16, The Face Of Radge was discovered, in May 1995, by noted model scout Madeleine Beauvier Twowilliger outside Supermac's on Dublin's O'Connell Street in the early hours of a Sunday morning.

"There was something about the diffident way he consumed that Mighty Mac," she famously stated in 1998.

Radge takes up the story.

"Finally I was surrounded by people I could relate to, young men unsullied by acne and awkward teenage shaping. I could finally be confident in my own beautiful skin. I was in all the top magazines - Cosmo, Vogue, Just Seventeen - and suddenly the bullying turned to praise. I had silenced those schoolyard chants. I had won."

Radge had won.

He became the Assets agency's hottest property as the 20th century gave way to the year 2000, fronting campaigns for 'improved recipe Cadbury's Smash,' Stinger Bars (tagline: Get Stung!) and 088 mobile phones.

"I was riding the crest of a wave, as well as Katie Price before she became grotesque mess Jordan before she became grotesque mess Katie 'Jordan' Price, but there were black clouds on the horizon."

Radge's Magnum White addiction was the stuff of tabloid legend and saw his retirement from the modelling circuit at the age of 23 and a half, but he has bounced back with the 43rd most popular website in his parents' bookmarks, and he has no regrets.

"I don't have a single regret," he lied.

5 comments:

Kath Lockett said...

It explains so much.....

Holemaster said...

It's tough being beautiful.


(apparently)

Therese Cox said...

Ah, the power of pulchritude.

Green Of Eye, Sharp Of Claw said...

Congrats on the IBA 2011 nomination m'dear-well deserved!

Radge said...

Thank you! Must check them out...