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Maggie Q Calls Modeling Industry 'So Toxic,' 'Would Never Recommend' It As a Career

Maggie Q Calls Modeling Industry 'So Toxic,' 'Would Never Recommend' It As a Career

Maggie Q is opening up about her early days in the modeling industry when she was a teenager, before transitioning into acting.

The 42-year-old The Protégé actress called modeling “an industry that’s so toxic and gross and one that I would never recommend anybody go into.”

Click inside to read what happened when she was a model…

Maggie Q shared with Salon, “I remember the agency that I was with, they had a whiteboard on the wall and with all our names on it and they weighed you every Friday and they put your weight on the wall, but they kept all the previous weights for all the previous weeks on the wall.”

She continued, “They kept it there so that people could see if you were yo-yoing, going up and down. It was like a wall of shame. If you gained a pound, everyone knew it and could see it. And it was literally, you walked in the door, it was right there after you walked in the door so that it was on for everyone.”

She added, “It was intended to shame you into either never eating, having an eating disorder, or feeling really bad about yourself and it’s disgusting. It’s really gross.”

Maggie did add, “One of my best friends growing up in Hawaii is a modelling agent now, owns his own agency, and he’s a very healthy, honest guy. They’re a gay couple who really care about his girls and he’s very straight with them. He keeps them healthy. He keeps them sane. That did not exist when I was modelling. No, no, no. Awful people. Awful.”

Maggie is not the only former model turned actress to speak out about toxicity within the modeling industry.

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