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Katherine Heigl: Child modelling was 'brutal'

Katherine Heigl says her work as a child model was "brutal".

Before being discovered as an actress, the star used to work her charm in campaigns for American department store Macy's and the Sears chain.

The blonde beauty explained that as a child she didn't enjoy fashion shoots because she found the cheesy poses embarrassing.

"Oh my god, it was brutal," she said in an upcoming episode of US talk show 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.'"

Luckily Katherine's talent for acting landed her a part in 1992 movie That Night and she went on to establish a solid career in TV and movies.

But even as a reluctant clotheshorse Katherine felt self-expression was important.

Recalling one of her fellow junior models, the mother-of-one said she got frustrated seeing the little girl simply repeating the same pose.

"She had one signature move," she gripes of another former child model. "I was like, 'Let's shake it up, please!'"

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