OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton Hated Playing on Skins Team

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This just in. Celebrities are every bit as dorky and easily embarrassed as we are. There’s a most embarrassing school moments section in the recent People Country magazine, and they are all super humiliating. Eric Church fell down two flights of stairs with a girl at a school dance, Miranda Lambert shot a basketball into the other team’s basket, and Chris Young spilled Dr Pepper on his white jeans. (And by the way, the fact that he was even wearing white jeans at all should put him in the Embarrassing Hall of Fame.) But Blake Shelton’s is the best, when he talks about his middle school basketball scrimmages. “One team would be shirts and one team would be the skins. I was so white and chubby, it was humiliating to be on the skins,” he recalled. And to make matters worse, the cheerleaders were there practicing at the same time. “I hated that.” Now, who has a picture from Shelton’s middle school basketball days? That, I’d love to see.

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