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Eager For Fame! Cher Admits She Dreamt Of Being ‘Somebody’ As A Shy, Insecure Teen

her Dreamt Of Fame As A Teen, Was Crippled By Her Insecurities
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May 3 2019, Updated 12:46 p.m. ET

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Cher is more than a singer.

The star, who rose to fame in the 1960s, has sold more than 100 million records and is known as one of the world's top-selling female recording artists of all time. She is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop, has won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and 3 Golden Globes, starred in various Hollywood movies, and now has her own Broadway musical. She is undeniably one of the most important musical artists of her generation, and yet she spent most of her childhood and teenage years doubting her beauty, her talent, and her potential.

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Now, REELZ’s new docuseries, Cher: Do You Believe, is looking back at her successful career and fascinating life.

“I’m not the most beautiful, or the most talented, or any of those things, but I feel that there’s something about me that’s different,” says Cher, 72, in an old interview clip.

As a pre-teen, the singer was shy and lacking in confidence, but she still dreamt of fame.

“I started practicing my autograph when I was 12 because I just always felt… because we were poor, and I always felt that being poor was such a drag, I was like ‘When I grow up I’m gonna be somebody.’ I wasn’t really sure how, because I didn’t know how to do anything,” she says in another newly-resurfaced video.

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“She was always a little insecure about the way she looked, but she knew she had something. She’s always had this very determined spirit, and she’s been that way since she was a little kid," says The Hollywood Reporter's Deborah Wilker.

Cher: Do You Believe airs Sunday May 5 at 9 ET / PT on REELZ.

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