‘I was the whitest girl on the stage!’ - Caitriona Balfe cringes at memory of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Published 02/06/2016 | 19:04
Irish actress Caitriona Balfe has opened up about her days as a model and her experience walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Speaking on Conan O’Brien's chat show last weekend, the Outlander star cringed as she was shown a photo from the 2002 lingerie show.
“Something like that was so weird for me because it was like, the Brazilian bombshell, and I don’t know, I’m just not like that. I mean, I was the whitest girl on the stage!” she laughed.
The Monaghan native confessed that she had tried to add a bronzed glow with not one but two spray tans, to no avail.
“I had gone and I had gotten a spray tan and I went and showed them, and they were just like, ‘Can you go get another one?’
“And then I came back with my second spray tan and I was still the whitest girl on the stage.”
She is now enjoying success as the lead actress in the US time-travelling romance epic Outlander, which has just been renewed for two more seasons.
However, Balfe said she was still grateful for her early modelling career.
“It was fun for a while, I got to travel the world and I got to experience life a in a away most people don’t get to,” she said.