On Glee, Lea Michele plays Rachel Berry, a super confident teen who shrugs off teasing and name calling, but in real life she didn't always feel so self-assured.
When talking about her teenage years, Lea tells Seventeen magazine, "I worried that people wouldn't like me. Now I try not to worry and focus on being happy."
Lea credits her mom for helping her gain such wisdom. She says her mother was her idol when she was a teen, and she still is today. One thing that has changed over the years is Lea's fashion taste. When she was 17, Lea says she wore lots and lots of Juicy Couture. "Now, no Juicy Couture," she says.
So, what advice does Lea pass down to teens in high school now? "I would tell 17-year-olds to be proud of who you are. Don't try to change yourself for others. Focus on school and your future." We agree!