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Modelling

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Montreal Gazette Article

Oh, shut up: Victoria's Secret model Rebecca Romijn explains how awful it is to be a famous rich babe: "I feel I have to overcompensate all the time, make myself really human, really goofy, really humble to make people feel comfortable."

Worse, "It's irritating to always have to be ... set-dressing for the world. ... How can somebody take me seriously in a lacy bra and underpants?"

Original article: Montreal Gazette

Television Career Part 2

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Maxim

Maxim: How did you get the House of Style gig?
Rebecca Romijn: First, a job interview. Then I went in and did a video test, which was only so-so--the producer was totally honest with me. But I called the next day from the San Juan airport and said, "I really want this job, I think I could be really good at this job, and I really think you should hire me."

Rebecca's Youth Part 2

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What Book Got Rebecca Hooked?

Rebecca Romijn: Bridge to Terebithia is about two kids, a boy and a girl who become the best of friends. Out of their powerful friendship, and even more powerful imagination, Terebithia is formed. It is a fantasy world that is so exciting, they almost forget the real world exists.

Forget the movie — there's nothing that could possibly be better than this book...

FHM March 1999

Rebecca's Youth Part 1

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If you'd seen Rebecca as a child, dancing around to show tunes in her family's home in Berkeley, California, you wouldn't surprised that she wound up basking in the spotlight. "She wasn't a quiet, passive little girl," admits her mother, Elizabeth Kuizenga. Romijn admits that she was shy and awkward, wearing long johns under her pants to augment her skinny legs. Tamara vouches for it: "She was terribly shy. When she wanted to go buy something, I would take her by the hand up to the counter, and buy it."

Short Biography

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Name: Rebecca Alie Romijn (pronounced 'Row-main')
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: American/Dutch
Born: November 6, 1972
Home Town: Berkeley, California, USA
Father: Jaap Romijn; Custom furniture maker, Dutch; divorced in 1980
Mother: Elizabeth Kuizenga; American-born Dutch; Second Language teacher
Sister: Tamara Romijn; born April 1975
School: Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California
Education: University of California at Santa Cruz (Music, dropped out 1991)

Music

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Cast Iron Filter

Cast Iron Filter made a song about Rebecca Romijn in September 2000 (Album: Further Down The Lane):

Well, I suck in bed, it's such a shame
My Saturday nights are all the same
And I wish I was dating Rebecca Romijn
But hell, don't we all?
Got a place inside where you used to be
You could drink Old English like you was a queen
I can't figure out if it's you or me,
But I'm ready to take the fall

High School

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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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