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Ashley Graham was bullied for dyslexia at school

Model Ashley Graham was bullied throughout school because she was dyslexic.

The sexy Sports Illustrated stunner learned she had the learning disorder when she was in fourth grade and admits she was picked on because other girls didn't think she was smart.


"My mom always told me that I was smart even though I was called dumb in school because I have dyslexia," she tells Elle Canada. "I was also a big girl who played sports and ate well, and she would tell me, 'You’re fit and healthy'. I was super-insecure at the time, but it helped to hear her words.


"Being told in the fourth grade that you're dyslexic and you're not going to be able to read properly takes a toll on you, and it really makes you believe you’re dumb.


"I would always hear people say, 'Oh, thank God she's pretty!' I'll say it as a joke now because I haven't let dyslexia take over who I am."