A woman has opened up about how school bullies told her she was “beaten with an ugly stick” but now she is a successful model.
April Opal was on track to study at Oxford but now the Middlesbrough model says she earns up to £30,000 a month selling sexy pictures online. But despite earning riches, she is still targeted by some internet trolls for her looks. Being relentlessly bullied as a child has given April a thick skin.
Speaking to the Daily Star, she said: “I don’t think I’m ever going to get used to the fact that I’m paid for how I look because I was a genuinely ugly kid. I got relentlessly bullied for being an ugly kid…I was a genuinely strange child and as I got older it never really got better…I was overweight and I didn’t do my makeup and all of that s***.
“I will get a photo… like I was a genuinely strange child and as I got older it never really got better. This photo was me at about 13,14, and I was overweight and I didn’t do my makeup and all of that s***.
“I have been heavily criticised for how I look and I was never anybody’s first choice in school, nobody really fancied me. Which is totally fair enough because you don’t have to be attracted to everyone.
“But it is so strange now in adulthood, I am actually paid for looking a certain way. And I know there is going to be a comment saying ‘you are not paid for how you look it’s for flashing your f***y… but it is as well, stop lying.
“So yeah it is actually kind of strange, it is like I am constantly waiting for everybody else to be like actually ‘we are joking, we don’t like how you look and really we think you are still that weird that kid’. But that hasn’t happened yet so I should probably stop worrying about it.”
April is now travelling Asia thanks to the money she has made through her OnlyFans page. And her luxury lifestyle is a far cry from her not so distant past where she combined four jobs to help pay her bills.
Despite hitting back at trolls and taking it in her stride, the school bullying has impacted her into adult life. April added: “So yeah it is actually kind of strange, it is like I am constantly waiting for everybody else to be like actually ‘we are joking, we don’t like how you look and really we think you are still that weird that kid’.”
One TikTok user told her she was “beaten with an ugly stick” before she made a video about it. She responded: “If this is ugly, what the f*** are you mate? Because I am looking at your profile and it is dedicated to f*****g Liam Gallagher, so I can only assume the last time you touched a vagina is when you came out your own mother’s.”
One of her fans replied with “you crack me up”, while others said they loved her videos and that she was “absolutely stunning”.
But April then found herself engaging with another keyboard basher who claimed she was “100% a man”. In her typically humorous manner, she told the camera: “I do not have a penis. What I do have is an unquenchable thirst for attention that comes from the fact that my dad left when I was 11 months old actually. So get your facts right.”
As for what she will do with her income long term, she said: “My goal now is to set myself up and have fun while I can and see amazing things. But I do want to put money aside, buy properties and rent them out going forward.”
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