Brad Goreski spent his early years dealing with bullies in small-town Ontario. He ate his lunch in stairwells and had his mom drive him to school so he could avoid taking the school bus. Now, the bow-tie-wearing fashion fella is a reality star and the toast of the style world.
“For a while I tried to blend in with everybody, and it didn’t really work,” said the author of Born to be Brad during a recent publicity tour. “I was morbidly unhappy.”
“And I would rather now somebody yell ‘fag’ at me on the street when I’m dressed like this than I would wearing jeans and a T-shirt, because I’d rather just be myself.”
In the below interview, Goreski, who first came to fame when he was featured in The Rachel Zoe Project, talks to Xtra about bullying and how he suggest kids deal with bullies.