Bend It Like Gosselin

Jun. 6 2009, Updated 2:57 p.m. ET

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Growing up, Jon Gosselin had ambitions far different than being the straight man for a reality TV series.

With his role model being someone along the lines of David Beckham, the “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star dreamed of being a soccer star.

“Jon was always flashy, wearing his Addidas sneakers and his baseball cap backwards,” his Wyomissing Area High School classmate Dominick Fabrizio said.

“We won the state championship and I remember that Jon thought he’d go to a great college and have an amazing soccer career.

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“Some of his team mates did but Jon ended up working as the manager of a Blinds R Us at the Berkshire Mall.

“Jon ended up selling blinds at the mall -- his soccer dreams definitely puttered out.”

(Photo: WENN)

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