High School


In high school in California, Rebecca Romijn performed in musicals and was encouraged to try modeling, but she was hesitant. "I didn't think I looked right for it," she says. "I was very gawky, really uncomfortably skinny. I looked like a young colt trying to walk. Or that's how I felt," she says. "My body always hurt from growing too fast, and I had terrible posture. I'd layer my clothes to make myself appear heavier. I just wanted nothing below my neck to exist. I was very insecure.

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