Actress January Jones regrets embarking on an ill-fated modelling career as a teenager - because the experience left her $20,000 (£14,000) in debt.
The 31-year-old Mad Men star became a model at the age of 18, leaving her home in South Dakota for a life in New York.
But Jones admits she was never happy in front of the camera - and is glad she decided to leave the catwalk behind to become an actress.
She says, "The modelling company screwed me over. By the time I left and headed to L.A. they told me I owed them $20,000. I never really took modelling seriously. I didn't diet or lose weight. It wasn't something I was passionate enough about to warrant altering my appearance for."