Troian Bellisario Confesses To Self-Harming in High School

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Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario confessed to Seventeen Magazine that she is not at all like her character Spencer and even struggled with hurting herself in high school. Bellisario tells the magazine, “I started self-harming when I was a junior. I would withhold food or withhold going out with my friends, based on how well I did that day in school.…I didn’t know what was right and what was wrong, so I think I created this bizarre system of checks and balances to create order in my world. But it really backfired.”

And Troian added that she doesn’t always feel like she belongs among her cast mates. “Sometimes I feel like I’m trying too hard, like I don’t belong. I just look around at Lucy [Hale], Shay [Mitchell], and Ashley [Benson], and I’m just like, Why am I on this show? Sometimes I’ve felt like a fraud. Like, I’m not like these other girls – I don’t dress like that and don’t know how to do my hair. The minute I’m off that stage, I try to get as “me” as possible. I do that by piling on my black eyeliner, and I put on my ripped tights. Dressing like myself again helps.”

Love that she is so honest!

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