Charlize Theron has just given her fans a big reminder of where she comes from after sharing a throwback image from her days as a model

These days Charlize is regarded as a Jane of many trades. The Oscar-winning-actress is also a director, a humanitarian and a full-time mother. But did you know that, in the early days of her career, Charlize was a model too?

Before moving to the USA at the age of 19, Charlize’s first big break in media and entertainment actually came as a model.

Funnily enough, it was at the time that she was actually trying to break through as a dancer but instead, was awarded with her first modelling contract at the age of 16. Her modelling career would see her travel and work in Europe before she moved and settled down in the States three years later.

Fast forward to 2019 and a now 43-year-old Charlize took a moment to reflect on this interesting start to her career when she shared a throwback picture of herself at 16.

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The picture was actually taken from Charlize’s first ever modelling competition!

Charlize took to Instagram last week to share the #TBT (Throwback Thursday) which she captioned:

“Pulled a full Marie Kondo and came across this gem. My first modelling competition back in South Africa. Really wishing I kept this top.”

The comments were filled with many nostalgic messages; especially those from her South African fans who remembered following her career even from these early stages.

Charlize has gone on to achieve incredible things in her career since showing early promise even in her teen years. She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and is currently receiving rave reviews for her latest role in the film, Tully.

Despite all these incredible achievements, we can completely understand why she also wishes that she had kept that top!