Katherine Heigl: Being a Child Model Was 'Brutal'

01/31/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

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Before starring in the 1993 cult classic, My Father the Hero, Katherine Heigl had another camera-ready vocation: unenthusiastic child model.

“Oh my god, it was brutal,” she tells Anderson Cooper on Wednesday’s episode of Anderson. “You even understand it, even when you’re 9, you’re like, ‘This is silly and lame’ and they’re like, ‘No, no, it’s adorable, do it,'” she says of posing for clients including Macy’s and Sears.

And though her modeling days are over, Heigl appreciates a girl with more than one look. “She had one signature move,” she gripes of another former child model. “I was like, ‘Let’s shake it up, please!'”

Check out the hilarious clip below, in which Cooper reveals a modeling shot of his own and tune into Anderson, Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. EST.

Justine Harman


FILED UNDER: Katherine Heigl , Models
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toby on

I wish she was a bit more down to earth – perhaps in a shallow pit.

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puhlease on

Yeah, her life is sooooo brutal. Down to earth? To me, she comes off as more and more arrogant by the minute.

Sarafina on

@Noodles…so right! Heigl is a clueless diva.

Amy on

A lot of jealousy on the comments of this story!

aryelle on

my buddy makes $64 hourly on the computer. She has been láid off for 5 months but last month her páy was $7785 just working on the computer for á few hours. Go here.. MakeCásh13.çøm

lovely jordanian on

she is not spontaneous at all …..her acting is sooo fake.its like she tries hard the whole time to show she is into when acting but its so bad.

log on

Noodles – put perfectly.

Crystal on

Can’t stand her shallowness and ego. Any woman who refuses to bear chidren because they feel it will ruin their body (she said that) has serious issues with self esteem and doesn’t deserve to be a mother at all.

Poop on

What is down to earth about her? All I see is a snooty, self-absorbed b*tch who loves to badmouth others. Never understood what all the fuss was about with Katherine Heigl at all, marginal talent at best.

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