Lea Michele says her "large nose" made her stand out from the crowd in high school.

The 'Glee' actress insist she has never been conventionally pretty and was regarded as a beauty when she was growing up because of her distinctive features.

She told new! magazine: "I think it's interesting I get attention for my clothes and looks because nobody in school thought I was pretty. Their idea of perfect beauty was like a Barbie doll. I have a large nose and curly hair and I looked different from everybody else."

Lea - who plays preppy Rachel Berry in the TV musical drama - also revealed who she has got a growing Tattoo collection and wants more.

She said: "I seem to be building up my collection! I've got 10 Little Ones now. I have 'I Believe' on my wrist, which I was inspired to do after I was in Broadway show 'Spring Awakening', some musical notes from Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody and I talked my friends into getting 'Imagine' on our left feet. My mom and I also have matching butterflies on our backs. I don't think I'm stopping at 10, though."