So it turns out that back before Mad Men star Christina Hendricks looked the way she does now (by which I mean *drooling noises* boooooooobs) the lovely and shapely Hendricks was actually a bit of a goth in high school, and all of her classmates teased her for it. And now she looks like an hour-glass full of sex sand, so I guess Dan Savage was right all along. Yay titties! The Mirror reports:
“I was a goth kid. I dyed my hair about 42 different colors, shaved it at the back and wore black makeup. Kids can be pretty judgmental about people who are different. But instead of breaking down and conforming, I stood firm. That is also probably why I was unhappy. My mother was mortified and kept telling me how horrible and ugly I looked. Strangers would walk by with a look of shock on their face, so I never felt pretty. I just always felt awkward. If I could go back and tell my 14-year-old self anything it would be, ‘Don’t worry. You’re going to be doing exactly what you want to be doing and those people who are assholes now are still going to be assholes in 20 years. So let it go!’”
The lesson I’m taking away from all of this is that there’s no better proof for the whole “It Gets Better” thing than growing up to look like Christina. Honestly, sit down any who feels awkward or uncomfortable with themselves and tell them that one day they’ll have the body of Joan Holloway, and watch the happiness soak into them.