Heidi Klum - "Marie Claire" June 2008
Heidi Klum glams up the June 2008 cover of Marie Claire, on newsstands May 13. The 34-year-old supermodel extraordinarie opens up about her marriage with her musician husband Seal, the start of her modeling career and her greatest achievement to date – her three children.
On her desire to become a mother: “I always wanted to be a mom. At Thanksgiving, I have my parents there, I have screaming kids, I have a big fat turkey – 18 pounds – sitting in the middle; legs are being ripped off that thing, you know what I mean? There’s life in the house. I don’t want to be wondering about how skinny I am, wondering what I’m going to eat because I don’t want to gain and I want to look hot and young, always and forever.”
On realistically losing baby weight: “I always think, Look at how people were before they were pregnant. If you were a toned, healthy, energetic person, most likely you will be like that again. A lot of people come to me, and they’re like, ‘Will I look like you after I have a baby?’ And I say, ‘Well, how were you before?’ You can’t kid yourself.”
On being advised not to start a family early: “Some people are afraid, especially in this industry, that if you are out of it, it’ll be hard to get back in it. I didn’t care. I thought, It’s my life, not yours. I was ready to take the chance and not get back into it if they decided they didn’t want me anymore.”
On her marriage proposal: “[Seal] took me by helicopter. He had an igloo built there, and they’d brought up everything: a bed with sheets inside the igloo, rose petals everywhere, candles. Very, very romantic! There was food and champagne, and then the helicopter left. It was a little scary, too, because you’re so cut off from the world. No trees, nothing – it was hard-core. But I was ecstatic. I loved it. It was wonderful.”