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01/07/2014 06:20 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

'Shahs Of Sunset' Star Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi: I Can't Go Back To Iran Because Of The Show (VIDEO)

Season three of Bravo's 'Shahs of Sunset' is underway, and star Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi is no stranger to the show's drama. The actress shared some of the growing pains she experienced in her adolescence with HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin.

"I did go through a lot of identity crisis growing up because I didn't have Persians around me," Gharachedaghi said. "So everything I did was to try to fit in. I rebelled, I asked for attention in the wrong ways. So, I got in a lot of trouble. I got kicked out of 10 schools. I got arrested... a lot."

"I think I'm a complete taboo to the Persian community," she said. "I'm a very non-typical Persian girl."

Though Gharachedaghi visited Iran often in the past, she now believes her exposure from the show would make it unsafe for her to travel there. "I've been back to Iran every single year. And unfortunately right now because of the show and what I've exposed of myself, I can't. I wouldn't take the risk. I definitely wouldn't take the risk right now."

Watch the full segment on HuffPost Live.

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