Beautiful Vanessa didn't always have that pretty smile on her face.
Before she was famous she was just a shy girl with lots of problems at school.
Vanessa said in an interview that she spent all her free time alone and that no one really wanted to talk to her. She said that while others played, she sat alone in the grass and looked at the clouds roll on by.
It is a sad situation and it is one that lots of kids at school go through. Sometimes it is hard to fit in.
Vanessa has left all that behind. These days she is happy and knows all too well that hard times don't last forever and that just because you don't fit in at one school doesn't mean that you won't fit in somewhere else.