Molly Sims: I was called ‘too fat,’ shamed for ‘crooked’ nose at start of modeling career

Molly Sims remembers being shamed for her weight and appearance when she began modeling in the ’90s.

“The moment I crossed over into modeling, it was only how I looked. I never knew that my nose was crooked,” Sims, 50, said in a sneak peek of Sunday’s episode of “Getting Grilled with Curtis Stone” released by QVC+ and HSN+ on Friday.

“The photographer would be like, ‘Can you move over a little bit to your left? Can you move a little bit to your right?’ And finally after, like, two weeks of modeling, I’m like, ‘Is there something wrong?’ They’re like, ‘Your nose is crooked. You’re not symmetrical.’”

Molly Sims remembered being called “too fat” and shamed for her “crooked” nose at the start of her modeling career. QVC+ HSN+/Youtube
“I never knew that my nose was crooked,” she said on “Getting Grilled with Curtis Stone.” Instagram/@mollybsims
Sims spoke about her struggle to begin her career during the “heroin chic” era. Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Sims claimed she was then told that she was “too fat, too big, too blond, dark.”

“It was definitely a stressful time,” she recalled.

The model explained that her career changed her relationship with food, as she grew up in a Southern family where “all they did was cook.”

“It went from that to basically, I wouldn’t say starving myself, but pretty much, so it was such a drastic [transition],” she continued.

The stunner said she was also told she was “too fat, too big, too blond, too dark.” Getty Images
She admitted to “pretty much” starving herself. Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Despite the critiques, Sims said she felt “very lucky not to get too deep” into that mindset.

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“I got down to pretty skinny, to pretty thin,” she said, later reiterating that people would tell her she “was too fat” and “would never work.”

The “Las Vegas” actress noted that she received the feedback during the “heroin chic” era when supermodels like Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford were at the epicenter of the industry.

“It was very anorexic,” Sims recalled of the era. Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images
Her career took off when the “sexy model” style became popular. Getty Images

“It was very anorexic,” she said of the polarizing style, adding, “It was super skinny, super androgynous.”

Eventually, Sims was able to find success after the tides turned with Gisele Bündchen’s career and the rise of the “sexy model” in the late 1990s.

Sims then scored several major gigs, including landing the cover of Vogue, appearing in various Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and walking the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.