Katherine Heigl: Being a Child Model Was 'Brutal'

01/31/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Katherine Heigl Model Pics
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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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Robin on

Katherine is so down to earth! I just love her.

Noodles on

I don’t think anything about that story implies she is remotely down to earth. All I’ve ever heard about her on sets, working with other actor/resses is how self absorbed she is. Brutal is child labor in China; modeling at 9 for Macy’s is not.

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catca on

I don’t care about Katharine Heigl, I clicked on the story because of Anderson Cooper. I find him to be one of the most attractive men on television today, and he’s got a brain to boot. :-)

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Courtney on

are you forgetting Anderson Cooper’s mother was a fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt so he and his older brother Carter modeled in her advertizements

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@Noodles: BWAAA HAAAA HAAAA! So right on.

Rose on

Exercised with Katherine Heigl’s aunt when Katherine was a “up and coming star”. She used to bring photos of her niece into class. So so happy Katherine made it in the business. Congratulations and I just love her.

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