Happy Birthday, Heidi Klum! The blonde beauty has been a runway mainstay for nearly three decades, having walked in countless designer shows, covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and become the first German-born Victoria’s Secret Angel. But that’s not all, the mom of four also has several businesses two fragrances and a successful television career (she’s been nominated for six Emmy Awards!) as a host and judge on Project Runway and America’s Got Talent. Basically, she’s the definition of a #girlboss.
All the while, Heidi has stayed true to her fashion roots as a fearless red carpet style icon and ageless beauty. While she admittedly runs two to three times a week to maintain her fit physique, she’s talked openly about her inside-out approach to beauty (i.e. skipping the carbs in favor of egg whites and smoothies) and keeping her skincare routine low-maintenance.
In honor of her 45th birthday, we are revisiting some of her sage fashion and beauty advice from over the years. Keep scrolling for all of the OG supermodel’s wisdom!
She Values Her Opinion Above All Others
“I’m not a flirty girl. On me, it doesn’t look right. I wear more of a harder, more structured [look],” the German stunner has said. “I think clothes show your personality — you know you love color and you love having fun, and I can see that when you walk in the door. It doesn’t mean that you’re not serious, but it means that you’re serious and you like to have some fun, too. And I like to show that in my clothes — that I’m fearless, that I don’t always care what people think [about] what I personally wear.”
She Believes in Eating Right
While exercise is certainly important, the avid runner prioritizes fueling her body properly to stay in shape and feel her best. “For me, it’s more about food than exercising,” she told Vogue Australia. “I’m not huge on carbs, even though that’s probably one of my favorite foods – French fries, pasta, all that stuff.” Instead, she loads up on protein, fruits and veggies. But, rest assured, even supermodels indulge in the occasional piece of chocolate (preferably, 70% cocoa dark chocolate).
She Values Her Body
In an interview with Showbiz Spy in 2004, Klum copped to insuring her famous legs (her right for $1.2 million and left for $1 million): “Basically, I was in London, and I had to go to this place where they check out your legs. They would look at them and I had one scar (on her left leg) from when I fell on a glass, so this one isn’t as pricey.”
She Goes the Extra Mile
To maintain her supermodel physique, the mom of four told Glamourthat she likes to “pretend it’s bikini season all year” to keep herself motivated. “My favorite workout is a long run along the Westside Highway, which stretches along the Hudson River in New York City,” she shared. “You see the same people running every morning, and they inspire me to keep going. That and knowing there is a Starbucks coffee at the end of the route.”
The 5-foot-9 stunner tells Stylish that, when it comes to beauty, she likes to keep things simple. “If you look in my bathroom, I don’t have 10,000 products. I’m very easy — if I like it and it works, I stick with it,” she said. Among her must-haves: Mario Badescu’s Buttermilk Moisturizer and Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs Makeup, which she admits to applying “every time I’m wearing something short!”
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