The latest buzz surrounding 38-year-old German-American model Heidi Klum is not about her bitter divorce but her nude photo shoot for the cover of Allure magazine.
The newly single, mother of four, looks stunning in the sumptuous pose for Allure's annual nude issue The Naked Truth, adorned in only a brass-and-crystal Herve Van der Straeten bracelet on her wrist, slightly covering her modesty with her hands.
Well, the former super model has a lot to boast about. She is nearing her 40s and still has maintained a youthful look without any cosmetic surgery. No wonder she stripped down and showed off her enviable body without any inhibitions!
Unlike other models and actresses, Klum has never gone under the knife, not even botox, she clarifies and the idea itself sounds terrible to her. She is in fact proud to say that she is all natural.
Ask me again when I'm 65, but I'm proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven't done anything, she said.
She also spoke about her body, plastic surgery, life after divorce, former husband Seal and a lot more in the latest issue of the magazine.
On the Nude Cover Shoot
I think you just have to be comfortable in your skin, Klum said. But I'm a nudist in any case, I've never had a problem with my body and I don't really care what people think, she told the magazine, according to ABC News.
On Her Take on Plastic Surgery
The middle aged model who claims to have never had it in life says that Everyone has a view of what's pretty and 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 it's like, Wow, I remember you five years ago, looking to me so beautiful, and now it's like... who is this person? And I know girls half my age who do it. What are they gonna do at 40 or 50, when the s*** really hits the fan? Klum asserted.
About Years Before Becoming a Supermodel
I always wanted first to be a model, Klum said. I never did fashion shows-not in Paris or Berlin or even in New York City. 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, she said about how she got comfortable with her frame over the years after facing several rejections in life.
I learned not to go in the sun early on in my career. A tan lasts for a week or two before it fades, and the sun is so damaging. It's not worth it, Heidi said about how she still maintains to look so youthful.
I even put sunscreen on my kids every day before school and before they play outside. They know the routine, she added.
On Life After Divorce
It's hard, just like for other couples... People go through our trash cans. It's crazy. And you know, we have four kids; they have to go to school.
Heidi separated from her husband of seven years, R&B singer Seal, in January this year and since then she has been trying to make all ends meet, along with her four kids.
Sometimes life throws you a curveball and then you just figure it out and deal with it, she said, adding, 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.
On being asked about her dreams and life so far, she briskly added, 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, USA Today reported.
About Regrets And Qualms So Far
Certainly, life after divorce hasn't been too rosy for the actress. However, she has tried to pull it gracefully and wisely.
If I had to go back in time and say, 'I should have changed this or that ...' No I don't resent anything that ever happened. Things just turn out the way they turn out, she said.
On being asked if she plans to get back to Seal and re-start a peaceful life, she said, I don't know! 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.
The Naked Truth issue of the magazine will hit the stands from April 24. Except Klum, five other models posed naked for the May issue.
Check out the cover photo here.