Andie MacDowell Once Told She Was Too Fat To Model

06/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Actress Andie MacDowell revealed that she was once told she was too fat to model. In her mid-twenties, when MacDowell was 132 pounds and 5-foot-8, a client complained to her modeling agency that she was too heavy.

She said, "I told them not to book me. This is the best I can do."

MacDowell went on to book Calvin Klein commercials and to strike a pose for Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Anne Klein and Bill Blass. She's currently the face of L'Oreal Paris.

She said she wouldn't be able to live without chocolate--and that she believes it's good for you:

"And it's better to eat that than not to have anything. That's when you end up eating too much - when you feel deprived."

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