Sophie Monk just made all of Australia fall in love with her as the Bachelorette. But in 1999, she was just an “innocent” 19-year-old auditioning for a talent search that would later shoot her to fame as a member of Bardot.
And as Sophie recalls, her memories of those early days in the entertainment industry were not all pleasant ones.
In fact, she remembers breaking down in tears during a Cosmopolitan magazine cover shoot featuring the newly-formed Bardot back in the early noughties.
Sophie’s memories of that day consist of her crying because she had a separate selection of clothing from the rest of her bandmates, she told Mia Freedman during an interview for No Filter.
Listen: Sophie does not have fond memories of that day. Post continues…
“I had a separate wardrobe,” the 37-year-old recalled. “The girls had a certain size and then I had my own and that’s when you go ‘Oh okay, I’m a bit chubby’.”
“I felt like a reject cause I need a special wardrobe for myself.”
Sophie said what made her most upset was feeling different to the other “tiny” band members – something she now realises is a good thing.
“You don’t ever want to feel different as a girl when you’re younger,” the UberEATS ambassador said.
“When you get older, you realise different is good. It’s only when you’re young you don’t realise it I think.”