Life changed for Twilight star when he joined a mixed school

Robert Pattinson reckons joining a mixed school helped him become popular.

The actor, 23, says he came out of his shell.

‘Twelve was a real good turning point for me,’ he tells Take 5. ‘I moved to a mixed school then became cool and discovered hair gel.’

Robert has become an international heartthrob since starring in Twilight.

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Lucy Hill