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Michele Bachmann: I Wasn't Invited To Prom

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Michele Bachmann might have been a smiley cheerleader in high school, but that doesn't mean she was popular with the boys.

"I wasn't invited to my junior or senior prom. It was one of the heartbreaks of my life," she said at a book signing on Friday. "I was the ugly duckling at the ball."

Bachmann didn't have to wait long for things to turn around. While she was an undergraduate at Winona State University in Minnesota, she met Marcus Bachmann, and they married when she was 22.

Thirty-three years, five children and 23 foster children later, Marcus is still the head of the Bachmann household while Michele has spoken about the importance of a wife's submission to her husband.

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