Life before Charlize Theron's Oscar winning performance in Monster was an interesting one. Before breaking it in Hollywood, Theron was a model, but not a very successful one because didn't want to lose the weight. "I had the capability to be a bigger model than I was. They were always telling me, 'Lose five pounds and you'll be a supermodel'," Theron said "But I saw modeling like waitressing - it was a way to pay for another career, and that career was dance."

With all the weight issues in the fashion industry today, it's good to hear that young women were happy to stand up for themselves.

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