Heidi Klum: It's Dangerously Easy to End Up Nude in Photo Shoots

01/16/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

Heidi Klum Ocean Drive
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Take it from someone who’s been there: Posing nude isn’t always a good career move.

“When you have a good body, photographers will often be like, ‘Yeah let’s take this off, and why don’t we lose this too,'” Heidi Klum explains in the 20th anniversary issue of Ocean Drive. “You can quickly end up not wearing much clothing. You have to be careful and strong at saying no, especially when you’re younger and on your own. Not everyone is cool and has your best interest [at heart].”

It’s true — Klum’s experience in the modeling business has taught her a lot. “I’ve learned to not be scared,” she says. “When you’re young and pretty, you can’t be vulnerable.” You can’t be meek, either. “Not that I’d hurt anyone to get to the top, but you have to bring your hustle and watch your back.”

And getting to the top has its perks — like having your legs insured. “In London, I had to go to an insurance firm and this person just checked out my legs,” she says of her deal with Braun razors. “On one knee, I have a scar from when I fell and had to get stitches, so they made that leg less expensive than the other. But I went with it. And obviously, it’s all very flattering.”

To hear more from Klum, visit oceandrive.com.

–Kate Hogan


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kalkova on

A mother of four doesn’t behave the way she does.

Julie on

And how is a mother suppose to behave? Go back to your cave!

Angie on

Kalkova, how does she behave in a way that a mother of four should not behave? We don’t hear about her partying all the time or getting into trouble. She’s always seems like a very nice, well adjusted (to fame), caring woman and mother to me.

nikki on

@kalkova: I agree.

kalkova on

Angie, I agree that she seems nice in interviews. But sometimes I get the feeling that she’s a bit of a fake…That’s just my opinion. If I was a mother of four, I wouldn’t talk about how I spice up my sex life, etc. like she did last week. And I don’t believe that makes me a prude either. If you’re young and unattached -go ahead. It’s just my personal opinion one should be a little more demure once you have children.

Sharon on

I understand what Kalkova is saying, and she has the right to her opinion.

Julia Emry on

but it takes common sense not to.

ES71 on

She doesn’t look like a mother of 4 either. She is not an average woman. She is very successful and provides well for her kids. So, I am not going to judge her.
I wouldn’t mind a mother like her. – strong and smart ( and rich, lol).

Beverly on

I wouldn’t mind a mom who sticks with a man ;)

Angie on

Kalkova, I completely understand what you’re saying and can agree to some extent. But, what about sex therapists that are parents? Sex is a normal part of life and while it shouldn’t be blatantly spoken about, as far as spicing things up goes, to children..there still isn’t anything wrong with it if it’s done in a mature and respectful way. I do agree though, as a mother you should definitely be more demure, especially when in the public eye. But just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean that sex isn’t important or not a part of your life anymore. Not trying to argue with you though! :)

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