Shark Tank India’s Namita Thapar Recalls Crying Herself To Sleep Because She Felt ‘Unattractive, Silly’: ‘They Called Me Mustache Girl’

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indian shark tank Namita Thapar She busted some myths about herself in a fireside chat with writer Chetan Bhagat on her YouTube channel. Namita said that when people look at her, they assume that she comes from money and that she has always had a strong and powerful personality. But this, she told her, is not true.

She said she grew up in a ‘conservative Gujarati family’ and thought she was deeply unattractive, foolish and undeserving of her father’s love because she wasn’t good enough. She also revealed that she would be embarrassed for coming second in the exams, and this affected her sense of self-worth.

She said: “I wasn’t like that when I was a child. I was very overweight, I had a lot of facial hair and acne, I was very body shamed as a teenager. Nobody looked at me, it was me looking at the boys and in love, let’s say that. When you’re body-shamed like that as a teenager, it leaves a lot of scars. I had facial hair and there was a boy in my class who called me ‘the girl with the mustache’ in Marathi”.

Namita continued, “I used to feel extremely ugly and had very low self-esteem. The first time I liked and felt good about myself was when I was 21, when I became a CPA. For 21 years of life, I didn’t like myself… So, I judged myself by my appearance, my report card, which is a strong message to teenagers. Now nobody cares about my 10th grade, nobody asks me what I did. The best years of my life, when I could have been climbing trees and laughing and making all these memories, most of my life until I was 21 was spent crying, because I didn’t like it. I felt like it was stupid, just because I came in second, by the way, how stupid, I felt like I wasn’t attractive, I felt like my father didn’t love me enough, that’s why he didn’t want to spend enough time with me… I thought the problem was Own”.

She said that as a woman in public space, she prefers to talk about the “imperfect things” in her life to remind people that the fight is important and that everyone has to go through it. She said that her struggles have made her a kinder and more empathetic person, and that she is glad that viewers of Shark Tank have highlighted these virtues.

Namita, along with Anupam Mittal, Ashneer Grover, Vinita Singh, Ghazal Alagh, Aman Gupta and Peyush Bansal, became a household name after the successful first season of the reality show. indian shark tank. The show will return for a second season later this year.



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