Washington: Charlize Theron has revealed that she nearly gave up her modelling career after falling off a camel and dislocating her jaw as a teenager.
The 36-year-old Hollywood beauty who began her career as a model, says that one of her first fashion shoots in Morocco went horribly wrong when the camel she was riding grew impatient and threw her off.
“I had one horrible experience. I was about 16 years old. I did a job in Morocco and they were shooting me on this camel and the sun was setting... And the photographer wanted this camel right in this one position,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling U.S. talk show host Jay Leno.
“So this little dude is, like, walking this camel over and over to hit the same position and finally the camel just said, ‘No more,’ and decided that was it and threw me off - like bucked me off him,” she said.
The Monster star admitted that after that incident she has no desire to return to modelling and she is going to “stick” with acting.
“Long story short, the camel had hit its head back into my face and dislocated my jaw and I had no idea. I came home with X-rays. My mom was like, ‘Can you go away and not come back with X-rays or something in a cast?’
“I’m gonna stick with this (acting) job I think,” she added.