Here, Joe Manganiello talks about being bullied as a kid in his It Gets Better video. Just looking at him would have made the teenage Matthew Rettenmund feel that life might get better as an adult.
Meanwhile, plugging True Blood in Poland, Manganiello speaks here of his affinity with monsters as a kid. And apparently, if you pray hard enough, your dreams will come true. (If that panned out, I think a lot of us would be bumping into each other exiting his apartment.)