Sophie Monk could’ve been a Victoria’s Secret model. After speaking to Aussie VS veteran Shanina Shaik for KIIS 106.5’s Summer Fling breakfast radio show yesterday, the Celebrity Apprentice winner said she was asked to “audition” for the lingerie giant in 2006 following her appearance in Date Movie.
Obviously things didn’t work out, but it’s the reason why that’s so interesting. “I decided, ‘No, I am not going to do modelling and worry about my body my whole life.’ Stupid idiot,” she explained with self-deprecating regret.
Despite being approached to meet with the brand (and not the other way around), she explained, “I wouldn’t have got in anyway. I went ‘Nope, I don’t want my life [to] be around diet.’ And guess what? My life’s around diet anyway.”
Sophie has always been vocal about her insecurities, but has since gone on to model for many men’s magazines, like Playboy in 2014. It’s fascinating to think where her career could have gone has she went ventured down the same path as Aussie VS models like Shanina, Miranda Kerr, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Jessica Hart and more, who are regularly featured in the likes of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE.
Victoria’s Secret wasn’t the only audition she turned down during her heyday, though, with Sophie revealing that she rejected a number of acting opportunities too.
“I miss out on heaps of stuff. I read The Hangover script, got one of the first and I just went, ‘No, not playing that,” she explained, referring to Heather Graham’s character. “That 70’s Show, they asked me to do and I went ‘Nehh’. Ashton [Kutcher] had left at this point and I thought, ‘No, it’s done after Ashton’.”
Talk about being in demand, hey?
[Via KIIS 106.5]