Despite her supermodel beauty of ‘long blonde hair, perfect angles, waifish thinness and angelic face’, writers such as David Hochman saw it as offset by ‘a healthy (and refreshing) dose of goofiness’ (Hochman 1996: 33). Paltrow in her interview with Hochman declared:

Calvin Klein asked me to do some runway stuff, but I just couldn’t do it . . . For me, it’s far more difficult to cultivate that silent-mysterymodel thing than go, ‘Oh hi, howahya?’ You can’t have a personality when you’re sashaying down the runway. I could never walk down that thing.