Robert Pattinson Was a Girly Child Model

Is it surprising that Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson, 22, was a professional model as a child?

Ask the vampire phenom’s fans, and they’ll bare their teeth while uttering a resounding, Of course he was!

But unfortunately, as the tousle-haired heartthrob who plays Edward Cullen explains it, what started out as a lucrative gig at age 12 ended abruptly once puberty hit in his mid-teens. 

“When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool,” Pattinson tells the Daily Express.

“Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs. I had the most unsuccessful modelling career.”

Luckily, his sudden manliness led the bushy-brow Brit to sink his fangs into other jobs; most notably as Harry Potter’s Cedric Diggory.

From there he was able to springboard to his current bloodsucking series.

Meanwhile, following the bonanza of Twilight’s box office success, production company Summit Entertainment has announced a few jarring shuffles with its newfound franchise. Director Catherine Hardwicke won’t be on board for the sequel New Moon and actor Taylor Lautner (who plays Jacob Black) is a maybe.

However, Pattinson, it may be safe to assume, is in Twilight to stay.

That is, provided he doesn’t revert back to looking like a girl.