Heidi Klum Poses Nude For Allure, Talks Plastic Surgery and Not Making It as a Runway Model
Wearing nothing but a gilded brass necklace from Herve Van Der Straeten and a smile, the German beauty bares both her body and soul for the "Look Better Naked" special issue, in which she opens up about dealing with her body hang-ups, getting sex tips from gay men, and the possibility of reuniting with her ex.
“I don’t know," she tells the magazine. "Time will tell. I’m still in the eye of the storm now, and its all a little bit crazy. But sometimes you have to be apart in order to figure it out.”
And though she admits that the divorce drama has been rough, particularly on their four children, Klum seems to have adopted a remarkably accepting view of how her seemingly fairytale romance has worked out.
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“If I had to go back in time and say, ‘I should have changed this or that,’" she muses. "No, I don’t resent anything that ever happened. Things just turn out the way they turn out.
“I had dreams of how I wanted things to be and planned for things and, as we all know today, they don’t always turn out as you dreamt them in your head. Because sometimes life throws you a curveball and then you just figure it out and deal with it, but my dream always was that. To have the perfect family and have lots of children and a beautiful garden and trampolines and swings and things.”
For now, she's living the life of a hot single mama, as her sexy shoot with Norman Jean Roy can attest. Sporting loose '70s-inspired waves and bronze and gold makeup, the Project Runway host wows in a Tom Ford dress and swimsuits from Lenny and Hervé Léger by Max Azria. And before you ask, it's all real.
"I’m proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven’t done anything," she says. "Everyone has a view of what’s not pretty and [surgery] just doesn’t look pretty to me. Especially when I see it on really young girls. I don’t want to name names but its like, Wow, I remember you five years ago, looking to me so beautiful, and now its like … who is this person?"
This body confidence comes after years of facing rejection for her voluptuous figure, which she says kept her off the runway. (Project Runway co-host Michael Kors even reportedly told a 20-year-old Klum "thanks, but no thanks.")
“’I never did fashion shows—not in Paris or Berlin or even in New York City," she reveals. "I tried but no one would book me.
"I was too curvy and too busty and a little too short. And I was a little bit self-conscious about it. But I was by no means heavy, I just—well, you have hips and boobs, and that's it. Haute couture, you don't really see girls with big boobs. And I always wanted first to be a model. So I had to say, 'OK, you're going to find other things to do in this industry, or it's maybe not my industry."
And the rest, as they say, is history.
For more Heidi Klum, including a behind-the-scenes video of her shoot and her style timeline, visit Allure.com and pick up the May issue, on sale in New York City and Los Angeles now, and nationally from April 24.