Apr 22, 2016 04:47 AM EDT

Jennifer Aniston Named 'Most Beautiful Woman' Was A Waitress Back Then, Her Early Career Before Stardom

By Jane Reed

When Jennifer Aniston was told she was named as the "Most Beautiful Woman in the World", she was stunned. "I thought, 'Oh my God,' " she tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "There was this sort of very excited, teenage-y kind of moment."

Her secret to staying beautiful? She says she feels her best when she's healthy and strong. She needed to start taking care of herself during the early years in her acting career when an agent told her she was too chubby and couldn't get any part.

Now, Aniston exercises six days every week and watches her diet, according to CNN. But before her glam squad taught her how to contour her face, she was waiting on customers.

Her early Career Beginnings started out like most aspiring actresses hoping to make it in the big league. From 1988 to 1993 she took on odd jobs and several part-time jobs while working most of the day (and night) at Off-Broadway. You can definitely imagine Jennifer Aniston as a fancy waitress when she took on that job in the long-time running hit TV series F.R.I.E.N.D.S. But before she was famous, she probably looked like any other waitress. She also took on a telemarketer job as well as a bike messenger stunt.

Her first on-screen debut wasn't on any hit TV show but as a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem - a weight loss products and services company. Eventually, she worked her way through the grapevine by taking on a few on-screen television roles before she finally made it big with F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

The 47 year old actress appreciates how she is beautifully aging even before being named as 2016's "Most Beautiful Woman in the World." And she wouldn't be the the "Most Beautiful Woman in the World" if she didn't start out her career waiting on tables and delivering messages. There is hope for any career person hoping to make it big.

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