Heidi Klum graces the cover of Allure magazine’s May 2012 issue. Inside, Heidi discusses her early days as a model, the importance of gay men in her life, and cosmetic surgery.
On her early days as a model: “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.'”
On the importance of gay men in her life: “They are like this kaleidoscope of interesting thoughts and opinions. They teach you so many things about men that are useful.”
On cosmetic surgery: “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. 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.”
Also inside the May 2012 issue: how to get a better body. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on April 24 or head to Allure.com.