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patience and discipline in her acting career shows how Cameron had matured
through her modeling career. Diaz was sixteen at the time, and she
happened to be at the right place at the right time... at a Hollywood
party! There she hooked up with a photographer who, within a week,
helped her land a modeling contract with the Elite Modeling Agency.
She talked her father (a Cuban-American foreman) and her mother (a German,
Native American, and English broker) into letting her expand her career
in Japan, accompanied only by another fifteen-year-old fellow model.
Her parents were rather easy-going, taking their head-banging party-going
kid everywhere. "I was a tough kid with the jeans, the concert
shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket and the feathered
hair." Her mother even accompanied her to first Van Halen
concert. So in the end, Cameron was off to Japan. Diaz advises,
"Believe me, you can get into a lot of trouble being sixteen years
old in a foreign country with no adult telling you when to come home."
So the next five years were spent traveling from continent to continent,
country to country. "Australia, Morocco, Paris, Mexico, here,
there, everywhere," before settling in her Hollywood apartment with
Carlos de La Torre, a video producer and her companion for five years.
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