The German supermodel Heidi Klum posed topless for the 25th anniversary Swimsuit double issue of Ocean Drive Friday.
“I grew up in a very free environment with my parents,” she explained. “We’d go to nude beaches. We’re very open-minded, but you can’t say that about all Germans.
"We didn’t have a lot of money, so we’d go camping a lot and my parents chose nude campsites, so nudity became normal for me. You stand out more if you cover up. And I loved it.”
Klum said she’s happily embracing the aging process and is more interested in raising awareness on body positivity.
“I see it like this: We only have one life,” she said. “This is our life right now and our moment and our moment shouldn’t be over after a certain age. There’s not a time frame for only being able to wear a certain thing or to be in love, to go out.
"Thirty years old is not the cap and then you have to hide yourself and not go dancing anymore. I’m not saying people should be doing what I’m doing, but I hope that one day I will be an old woman looking back and able to say I enjoyed every phase of my life.”
“Beauty is what you put in your body,” she said. “I do smoothies every morning with ginger, kiwis and berries. Ginger is so good for you. So is garlic, which I eat a ton of. Sometimes I boil a whole head of garlic and make tea from it and sip it. It’s spicy so I put honey in it to make it sweeter.”
Klum said it was her female fans who inspired her to work behind the scenes in the fashion world.
“There hasn’t been a huge selection for curvier women in intimates or swim, so I put a large focus on it with my lines going up from a D to G cup size," she said. "Women who wear those sizes have been neglected by the industry, so I want to give them options.”
“There are people who wait for the phone to ring, wait for things to happen,” she said. “And then there are people who are dreamers and planners. That’s how I roll.”