As a bitter millennial with stumpy legs and no stage presence, I harbor a lot of animosity towards beautiful and talented celebrities who have done absolutely nothing wrong. Number one on this list is Margot Robbie. Not only does she have the dreamiest Australian accent and a perfect body / face, she also happens to have my name. And I’m kind of a narcissist and wanted to be the most famous Margot of our generation. Based on where her career is going, and my number of Twitter followers, that’s not going to happen.
That’s why the most recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! made me feel a little better. And if you’re still resentful from your years as an awkward tween, it will make you feel better too.
Much to Robbie’s surprise, Kimmel unveiled this amazingly awkward #tbt, thanks to one of Robbie’s friends.
“Literally the most embarrassing photo of my whole life,” the actress said woefully. “I bet this was Sophia [who sent the photo.]” …All we know is, we definitely wouldn’t want to be Sophia right now.
Let’s just appreciate her reaction to seeing this less-than-fortunate-looking photo, which was taken on her thirteenth birthday.
Yeah, girl. Been there. Except with every photo ever taken of me. Only feeling mildly sympathetic right now.
There’s a lot to love about this photo.
First of all she’s reading a ‘Harry Potter’ book, so she truly is one of us mere mortals who dream about getting our Hogwarts letters.
And then, well, she looks awkward AF. Even celebrities had it rough in middle school! “I was really into slicking my hair back, God knows why,” she said. “I’m wearing glasses I didn’t actually need. And I lied to get glasses… I went to the optometrist and said ‘No, I can’t see.'” Margot Robbie, queen of the personality glasses before they were cool.
Her embarrassment is actually pretty endearing.
See, she’s still perfect.