The DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? star, 25, started off his modelling career in New York after winning a competition in his tiny home town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa - and a naive Kutcher found himself standing before one of the most powerful men in the industry.
He explains, "I had this exclusive deal, so I had to try on all these things in front of Tom. I had no idea he was gay. I come from a rural town - I'd never met an openly gay man before.
"So, I'm standing there trying on these thongs. It's really frigging hard to make a thong look cool. But after a while I started thinking, 'Let's get on with it.' It helped because I'm not shy anymore!"11/06/2003 17:25