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Glee's Matthew Morrison Says He Was Popular in High School; Were You?

Were You Popular in High School?

Don't call him a gleek. Matthew Morrison, who plays the fearless faculty leader on Glee, admits he wasn't an outcast in high school but actually the soccer-playing prom king.

However, he suspects the show resonates "because everyone in high school felt like an outcast. . . . I guess I was popular, but I was insecure about a ton of stuff. I don't think anyone can get away from high school unscathed."

I think there's a lot of truth to that, but being popular probably doesn't hurt! Were you one of the popular kids in high school? A geek? A jock? Or were you more the artsy, glee/drama club type?
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ashleyheatherr ashleyheatherr 7 years
I wasn't super popular but I had my group of friends and I wasn't a geek. I just loved fashion and films back in high school. I was my own person and I loved high school and I miss it.
nonmr nonmr 7 years
I wasn't popular at all in my highschool. But I'm all friends or at least civil with everyone; I never had a rift with anyone, or at least I thought :)
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
@juicebox07 i know what you mean.I'm not popular either... I had a close group of friends..
girlgreen girlgreen 7 years
i was in the middle. i went to an all-girls catholic school, so it wasn't like we were trying to impress each other. LOL. there were cliques but everyone hung out and talked with each other, which i liked. i was always a floater type and got along with most everyone. i was voted to homecoming court so i'd say i was well-liked.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
There were about 700 people in my class, so popularity wasn't really that big of a deal. There was a popular clique, but I never desired to be amongst them, because in reality, their social lives weren't that great. And in my opinion, they spent too much money, complained too much and were down right annoying. That being said, I had a lot of friends and was a member of numerous cliques. I remember for prom, I arrived with 25 of my closest friends and changed tables numerous times. So I wasn't popular, but I wasn't a total outcast either.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
No, but in my defense my high school was so huge that I didn't know 3 out of 5 homecoming queen nominees. Some people were more well-known than others but I wouldn't say there was really one popular crowd.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 7 years
Damn. If Matthew Morrison could be some soccer stud prom king, it really goes to show you that popularity isn't all tied into looks.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I was never popular. I hated school because being around so many people for 7 hours a day made me nervous. I always felt like people were judging me or something.
AlyCarolina AlyCarolina 7 years
I was in the popular group,The school i was in i was like the only hispanic(that did not speak spanish) girl very friendly, I liked to help everyone so yes a lot of people wanted to sit at my table at lunch and talk to me and when someone had beef with me i had a ot a people behind my back... LOL in 6th grade we would send then to what we called loserville table I think it was mean now!! but they were mean first... And when my mom brought me to PTY I was the only american girl who did not speak a lot of spanish so i was popular there also... Never tried to be always just like fell right in to it...i was deff not a mean girl but you knew not to fu... with me....
kea718 kea718 7 years
I wasn't popular.. but I went to a big school so I don't think there was a "popular" crowd.... A lot of people liked me because I had some of the best pot in the school.... lol (well maybe it's not really all that lol).....I didn't start smoking pot cuz it made me popular, but smoking pot did help me become more popular....It's actually funny, I see all these people who I went to high school with and it seems like I was a whole lot more popular then I ever thought. In all honesty though, I cared about being popular in middle school (I went to a pretty snobby private school and did not succeed in becoming popular... or even close to popular... I was pretty damn UNpopular), once I reached high school I was so over the whole "popularity" thing... I was also over the whole "school" thing and dropped out and got my GED when I was 16.
robinlh912 robinlh912 7 years
From Freshman through junior year I was not popular. I had my orchestra/AP class friends and it was all good. My junior year I started losing weight, joined the cheer squad, started dating one of my fellow cello players, and my senior year, BOOM! Me and the boyfriend are in the closest homecoming court race in school history! The rest of the year I put myself in charge of organizing events for an expanding group of friends, I started feeling comfortable talking to a wider variety of people and yea, I would say by graduation I was well known in school.
runnereater runnereater 7 years
I was part of the smarty/band crowd. Not part of the popular group, but I held my own.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I wasn't popular nor an outcast. I wasn't in the "in crowd" but I had a close group of friends, and in general we got along with everybody... I think my school was too big for cliques, popularity wasn't that big of a deal.
dexaholic dexaholic 7 years
I wasn't popular. It was just me and my best friend against the world (aka school)! My school was really big, and while there were groups of people who I bet felt popular, nobody really owned the school, not even the jocks.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
I was. Everybody loved me and adored me. Who can blame them, really?
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I was definitely on the bottom rung of the social ladder, you could tell by my lack of being able to get a date for prom, but everyone was very nice to me. Actually, most of the "popular" kids were in choir, the play and honors/AP classes with me, so they respected me, we just didn't hang out or anything. Our choir was actually considered kinda cool. Our sports teams sucked, but we won awards and stuff :P
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Uh, give you an idea, at my graduation ceremony, I was described as a 'realist'. I went to an all-catholic school, so you can imagine how 'popular' that made me.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 7 years
This is what I hate about the show. Most people weren't popular OR total outcasts. Most of us were just normal people.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
Not at all. My older brother was one of the most popular though! My graduating class was about 800 students, I believe, I think I had 2 friends. I went there part time because I attended vocational school for audio recording (where I was MISS popular... being the only female out of 35 students). Unfortunately, thanks to social networking sites, people that were mean to me back then are trying to be my "bff" because of my job and such... I don't forgive people though.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I was. My popularity grew when I joined team sports. I did well (won the MVP trophy a few years in a row).
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
My school was too big for anyone to really be popular. I had a rather large group of friends but we would hang out with all the different groups of ppl at school. "Nerds" would hang out with "Jocks", people at my school mixed really well.
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