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

Andie MacDowell Once Told She Was Too Fat To Model

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."