Supermodel doesn't regret losing her curves
Sophie Dahl became a plus-size model at the age of 18 with a 38DD bust.
‘I so didn’t look like a model,’ she snorts in amusement.
‘I thought I wanted to be a film star, or marry a count and go and live in some crumbling Venetian palazzo.’
Nevertheless, size 14 Sophie was a sensation when she signed up to the Storm model agency. Then her body shape started to change.
‘I skirted around all sorts of eating disorders but I just slimmed down naturally,’ she says.
Sophie caused quite a furore lying naked on black velvet for a Yves Saint Laurent Opium shoot and prefers her new silhouette to her former generous curves.
‘I looked like a refugee from the Playboy Club, with enormous bosoms,’ she tells the Daily Express.
‘I see old pictures and I think I was really quite big.’
5ft 11in Sophie, 30, is currently dating pocket-sized jazz singer Jamie Cullum.