Sandra Bullock's Supermodel Photo Phobia

03/13/2007 at 01:45 PM ET

Even mega-stars get nervous about getting their photo taken — especially with supermodels! Sandra Bullock co-stars with willowy Amber Valletta in her new movie Premonition, opening on Friday, and at the L.A. premiere last night, Sandra jokingly balked at having their photo taken together. A mock-reluctant Sandra said, “Yeah, just what I want to do, have my picture taken standing next to a beautiful supermodel.” Amber pouted and responded,”Hey. I’m an actress now.” Sandra caved and the two posed together (quite well, we think), and then after the shots, she told PEOPLE, “They know how to stand right, and I always end up looking like a linebacker.” Amber ended up returning the photo favor by pointing out an amethyst that dropped out of Sandra’s beautiful bracelet. “This is the jewel that just fell out of my bracelet,” Sandra said as her publicist handed it back to her, “the one that I twisted and said ‘This might fall off.’ And then I said ‘Oh, it’s not going to fall off. Stop being paranoid.” So much for premonitions.

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

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Irene on

I love Sandra Bullock! She is so down to earth and seems like a great person in real life. She is also gorgeous. They’re both beautiful in their own way.

enigma on

Well, I am with christmas on this one!! I also feel both women, Sandra and Amber, are beautiful in their own right!!!

It truly is ashame that the fashion industry’s “standards” of height consider women under 5’7″ not to be beautiful (enough)! I have met and seen plenty of women who are 5’6″ or 5’4″ or shorter. I find myself wishing I was just as beautiful as they are and I am almost 6ft, I have long legs and long arms (the fashion industys standards). And, it’s also ashame and disappointing at times, that over the centuries and today as well that BEAUTY has been such an OBESSION. Taking an educated guess (here), perhaps humans have consider beauty in women to be a rare thing like diamonds or gold hence, the reason why it’s so coveted….?

But really, the “standards” of what physical beauty is in women, is so ARBITRARY and so SUPERFICIAL, that it makes the actaul practice of these “standards” a rather ugly and unhealthy human trait! There is so much more meaning and philosophy to life than that. I am glad there are women in the public’s eye like Scarlet Johanson, Beyonce, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson, Helena Boham-Carter, who don’t fit the critera of “standards in beauty”. They are round, short, and different…but, they are beautiful women!

Anyway, being tall (outside the modeling industry) can be a major drag because finding the right clothes that fit nicely and that are a decent price is a QUEST!!

SO, to those who wish they were taller, be happy you are not faced with hassel of having to spend extra time and $$$$ just to go shopping for the right clothes….the choices become really limited (especially) if, your bank account isn’t as tall as you! So, just a tid bit of advice, be careful what you wish for…okay.

Yeah, the fashion designers only make clothes for their tall models but, and NOT for the women out there who are not models. Which I never understood the logic in that!?!

Anyway, no offense to anyone and excuse my long comment!

Cheers and Enjoy who you are!

BR on

it looks like the top of Amber’s dress is on the verge of exposing too much.
i do like Sandra Bullock, she seems down to earth and natural brunettes rock.

christmas on

To J, Mary and enigma thank you very much I am so glad that other people agree. I am sure that you do not base your beauty on your height and that you shine individually for many different reasons. I also agree Mary, there should be much more racial diversity in modelling and in all media, it is a constant disappoinment to turn on the television and see so little diversity.

To Kim, I think that all heights on women can be lovely. Since 5’4″ is the average female height than 5’5″ or 5’6″ is not squatty or short, it’s above average. Also celebs are known to give themselves a 2″ bump in height so many celebs are actually around average height (check out the website celebheights).It really depends on the person if they command a huge amount of attention and different clothes look best on different body types. Many women have the physique of a supermodel just in a smaller package.

I have friends who are taller (5’8″ and up) and friends who are more around the average height. They are all pretty, some model but the one who commans the most attention is 5’5″. She has the most outstandinly long legs and she looks like a brunette exotic barbie. The point is height does not equate to beauty. It is not height that makes a woman beautiful, it is a woman that makes her height beautiful. Short, tall, or average beauty is in all things big or small. A diamond can be tiny and can command just as much attention as a mountain.

I do not support any industry or group that is exclusionary based on prejudicial details, it is simply unhealthy for society.

what on

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Of all people I’ve ever seen in the media I think Halle Berry looks the best in clothing and she’s not tall at all. so height is not necessary to look amazing in clothing!

The modelling industry could totally expand and add sections for average and petite women and then the super tall models could be there for … you guessed it… super tall women. If the modelling industry were that way then you’d see how diverse BEAUTY is.

Why should an industry as gigantic as the clothing industry(what we cover our naked bodies with, something all people use) be based on using such a small section of society for advertisement and promotion. It’s not logical.

I have no use for anything that makes women think they are superior for something they inherited genetically.

christmas on

OOPS, I forgot to say a big THANK YOU to Doroty and your best friend. It’s good that you have no regrets and it’s their loss!

holly on

Sorry, Amber looks underfed. Sandra looks great, no competiton there!

Alice on

Amber doesn’t even look any thinner than Sandra, she is just taller. She doesn’t look “underfed”.

Kristyn on

Well sandy tried to model actually…but she didnt want to conform to what they wanted her to do. She takes such beautiful pictures! she looks great no matter who she stands next to!

Laia on

Sandra bullock ! is perfect! she is funny, she is nice, she is beauty, she is a great actres! she is great , she is fantastic she is incredible, she is all tinhigs in the world! she is the best!

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