When I say “popular girl” you can probably, without even trying, immediately call to mind someone from high school or middle school that you had very mixed feelings about.
It’s no surprise that that sort of popularity can be a precarious thing to hold onto, and that it can disappear as quickly as it forms.
So what makes popular girls lose it all? Redditors tell their stories.
1. The Bald Fighter
She started a fight with another popular girl over something petty.
The other popular girl, unbeknownst to us all, practiced a martial art and delivered with one hand the most beautiful, graceful punch that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing whilst pulling out a chunk of hair with the other.
The other girl was suspended and skyrocketed higher than ever while the popular girl who started the fight became little more than a laughing stock with a temporary bald spot.
2. The Gossip Victim
Student president called our residential nice girl a b*tch. You know, the sweet heart who is kind to everyone, the girl that every guy has a crush on.
Small school so gossip ran through the halls like nothing else, but I’ve never seen the tables turn so viciously and decidedly.
3. The Drunk Driver
Popular girl was driving drunk on the way to school. And caused a pretty bad accident involving 3 other cars. She spilled liquor on herself and slammed on her brakes in a line of cars.(Her car managed not to have a scratch). She swaps seats with her passenger in front of everyone, before cops arrive.
A few minutes later we realize she has disappeared. She had slipped into another car that had stopped to see if everyone was okay.
Several people ended up getting tickets and her passenger ended up getting a dui. She was unpopular until graduation.
4. The Friend
I was the popular one until year 11 when my best friend started struggling with depression and became suicidal. Everyone started bullying her after she tried to kill herself, I stuck by her and got her to deactivate her social medias and stayed with her through lunch/recess to make sure she didn’t get cornered by a certain few girls.
For some reason this p*ssed literally my whole year group off and they started to attack my social media instead. I kinda just avoided most people in school from then onwards.
(For anyone curious about my friend she’s doing great now and really pulled herself out of it)
5. The Bully
Way back when I was in school a girl who was quite popular decided she could make fun of another kids Down syndrome sibling in front of her friends.
Well the popular kids in my school weren’t jerks so they didn’t laugh and literally turned their backs on her.
She was a loner for the rest of the year and went goth the next then moved.
It wasn’t funny at the time nor is is funny now.
6. The Jerk
A girl in my home town was always picking on this guy in her class, making fun of his last name, picking on his mom and his little brother, nothing physically, I think people just thought it was a bit of ribbing nothing so bad anyone felt the need to intervene.
Then one day, his family was in a car accident, and he was the only one to survive. When he came back to school, she said something like, “couldn’t even get dying right, (insert name she used to pick on him)” it was so bad after that she switched schools, but her reputation followed her. She tried rushing a sorority in college, but wouldn’t ya know, the story followed her there too
7. The Mama
We had two or three over the 4 years get pregnant.
They no longer went to all the parties with a kid to look after.
8. The Royalty
I went to the same school as the kids of the prime minister of my country at the time.
I didn’t know the daughter too well but apparently she went from being popular to being bullied out of the school when her dad lost the election.
It was pretty sad that people starting hating on her for something she had no control over.
9. The Partier
This one “popular” girl in HS got so drunk at a party that she just started sh*tting herself everywhere.
Some friends drove her home and she did it again in the back seat. Not easily forgotten.
But it was one of those things no one would say anything about it’s just that the entire school knew knew by Monday afternoon.
10. The Innocent
Her mom came to a school meeting and told everyone she suffers from mild-autism
11. The Bullied
There was a girl who was super popular all throughout middle school. Then this rumor started that she had tempted her dog into sexual acts with peanut butter. The rumor STUCK too, like all throughout school people would say her name and then say “Peanut butter (insert name)”, like people would write on the white boards and everything. I saw her leave class in tears multiple times. It was horrible. The dog was a cocker spaniel too, which obviously did not help.
The tea, however was our school junior and senior year offered this like special program where half the school got exclusive invites to spend the day “making a difference”. Literally it was called Re-Do day and it was apparently pretty intense. It was designed to have people come together and accept differences and stuff which was kind of stupid considering the absolute abysmal lack of diversity in my school, but I digress.
I was never invited so this part is second-hand, but apparently during the open mic portion where people make admissions and like “come clean” her twin brother took the mic and fully ADMITTED it was he who started the rumor. That was why the rumor had stuck so hard and f*cking RUINED this girl’s whole high school life. Sh*t was wild.
12. The Forgetful
When I was in 6th grade one of my classmates brought $90ish to school. They were going to go shopping after school. She was the most popular girl in class. At some point during the course of the day the money went missing. Our teacher went right to the superintendent’s office right across the hall from our class. (This was a super small school where there were only 212 kids total from Kindergarten on up to 12th grade.)
Within minutes they had pulled us all out of class and separated out the boys and the girls. The 5th grade teacher took the girls into the bathroom three at a time and strip searched them, and the superintendent handled all of us boys. I didn’t take the money, but I got in a stall, locked it and refused to come out. I had some serious skidmarks going on that day and no one on this earth needed to go rooting around in my underpants. He finally gave up and let me go. The cops showed up a few hours later and interviewed all of us one by one.
A few weeks later it got out that she forgot to bring the money to school, and it was home in her bedroom the whole time. Despite us being in a rural area and the next nearest school being 30 miles away, the backlash was bad enough that her parents pulled her out of school and sent her to the next town over. In retrospect, people f*ck up, and our anger at her was misplaced compared to the mountain of lawsuits that should have come down on the superintendent.
13. The Beauty Queen
She was a bit of a b*tch. Pretty as a picture but dim as a dark room. Once people saw how she really was as a person, i.e. using her looks to get what she wanted and throwing a hissy fit once she didn’t get it, caused people to lose interest real quick.
I actually met her about a decade after we graduated and she was a completely different person. Really humble and gentle. Actually a lot more clever than she appeared. No idea what she’s doing now.
14. The Mentally Unstable
i was the popular girl. developed full blown schizophrenia my sophomore year of high school and had a spiral that rivaled a hollywood movie.
by the time i graduated everyone knew me as the weird, crazy witch girl who talked to herself and had no friends.
now i’m out of high school, stable, on my meds, with people in my life who love me, and i haven’t thought about popularity since. life is wild
15. The Simple Story
As soon as school ended everyone stopped pretending to like her.
Be kind to each other. We’re all just tryin’ to live out here.
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