Shaira went to college at 13. “I looked super different, but I was trying to dress like my classmates who were all older than me, so I think it was a really awkward stage,” she recalled.
Since her TV commercial that led to a stint in a TV show made her a household name, it wasn’t unexpected that her entering college at 13 made the headlines. She was aware of the high expectations the pvblic had of her.
But, fate had a different plan. “I was on the dean’s list maybe just twice. So, I think a lot of them were really disappointed that I wasn’t really living up to what they thought I could do in college.”