Skip Nav
Street Style
Meet the 21 Best Dressed Women at Fashion Week
Fashion Week
Our New App Will Give You VIP Access to Everything NYFW
Step Inside Rihanna's Fashion Week Show

Fab Flash: Charlize Theron, Supermodel?

She's been a serious dancer and serious actress, and now Charlize Theron reveals that serious model could have been on the list . . . if she was willing to lose some weight.

"I had the capability to be a bigger model than I was," says Charlize, who paid her way early on with photoshoots. "They were always telling me, 'Lose five pounds and you'll be a supermodel'. But I saw modeling like waitressing — it was a way to pay for another career, and that career was dance."

Unfortunately, or fortunately — depending on how you look at it — Charlize injured her knee when she was 19, causing both dance and modeling to take a backseat to her acting career.


Around The Web
Best Critics' Choice Awards Dresses
Celebrities Support the 62 Million Girls Campaign 2015
Multilingual Celebrities | Videos
Chris Hemsworth's Best Red Carpet Appearances

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
aquariuspatsfan aquariuspatsfan 7 years
how could you NOT think she's pretty caervan? She's gorgeous. IT's not like she's Kate MOss where she has that debatable beauty taht some people think is ugly or beautiful. She is an indisputable beauty! Anyway Charlize is too good an actress anyway to waste time being a model. Could a supermodel pull off what she did in Monster? No. And anyway Charlize is prettier than most supermodels anyway. Most supermodels are not THAT beautiful IMO.
girlfriday girlfriday 7 years
You know, I was under the impression that she had been a really big model before she was an actress. I don't know where I thought that from...
haute77 haute77 7 years
she is gorgeous. ashcwebb, i think she was referring to her dance career when she tore her knee.
velvet-summer velvet-summer 7 years
she is stunning!
DreaAST DreaAST 7 years
i think she is so pretty but i don't care for her personality.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
shes gorgeous
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 7 years
I love her.
emalove emalove 7 years
She's pretty enough to have been a supermodel.
incheto incheto 7 years
charlize is so beautiful, she's the real thing
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I think she is gorgeous.
caernarvan caernarvan 7 years
I don't think she's that pretty... But then again, I don't think Kate Moss is that pretty either. Hmm.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
LMAO, ashcwebb.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
Ummmm how bad did she injure her knee??? I ripped my MCL like 4 years ago and I am sure if I had a modelling oppurtunity I would take it!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 7 years
She's sooo gorgeous!
Latest Fashion