Being a child model was brutal: Heigl

London: Hollywood actress Katherine Heigl says it was “brutal” working as a child model as she neither enjoyed nor understood photo shoots. Before being discovered as an actress, the Ugly Truth star used to work her charm in campaigns for American department store Macy’s and the Sears chain.

Heigl explained that as a child she didn’t enjoy fashion shoots because she found the poses embarrassing, reported Daily Mail.

“Oh my god, it was brutal. 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’,” she said in an upcoming episode of US talk show Anderson.

Continuing this theme, Heigl slammed ‘Dance Moms’ on her iVillage blog for sending an inappropriate message to young girls. “I watched with open-mouthed amazement as girls as young as seven were encouraged to dress provocatively and shimmy around a stage doing a dance performance that could just as easily been a burlesque routine,” the 33-year-old wrote.

“I kept thinking all these girls were missing is a pole! I was also horrified by the way their instructor spoke to them when she felt they weren’t up to snuff,” the mother of one added.

The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star also maintained that the show, which depicts the travails of dancers aged 7 – 14, is “Demeaning, belittling, and downright unkind.” (PTI)

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