(DAILYMAIL) — She is the girl who has taken America by storm – but Katherine Webb’s father has revealed how his stunning daughter was an ugly duckling who would come home from school in tears after being bullied.

Alan Webb, 52, who lives with his wife Leslie, 50, in Phenix City, Alabama, today told MailOnline of the pride he has in his model daughter, saying: ‘Katherine was bullied, it was enough that she would cry at home, she would complain that school was very difficult.

‘They called her names and she was very demeaned and felt very bad. Katherine was always very tall, even at a young age and taller than her classmates, and whenever you’re different it’s difficult, they would make fun of her.

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