Heidi Klum reveals she’s a nudist and “very free” and we’re praising her body positivity
Model and TV host, Heidi Klum just revealed she’s a nudist and she’s totally okay with going naked. With that body, who wouldn’t be?
The 43-year-old supermodel opened up to Ocean Drive in their December issue about being straight forward, growing up in a body-accepting environment and her ability to love being nude, and we are very impressed with her care-free attitude.
"I have never really been a huge fan of beating around the bush. I'm quite direct. I guess that's how people know me on television: I don't mince my words," Klum told Ocean Drive.
That openness and honesty is what led the mother of four to talk all about her childhood and growing up in Germany, where her parents were completely okay with going to nude beaches, which is why she’s so confident going nude.
"I grew up going to nude beaches with my parents, so I'm a nudist. I have no problems with nudity at all. I'm very free," the Project Runway host revealed.
"When I go to the beach, it's in a very remote place where there are not a lot of people, and I like to go topless," she added.
Even though she doesn’t have any inhibitions when it comes to sunbathing in the nude, Klum understands that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
"Everyone should do what they want to do, [even if it's] thigh-high stockings and a garter belt that shows a little bit when you sit at the dinner table. I don't think that's vulgar," Klum explained to the publication.
"I feel comfortable and don't care if someone sees my nipples necessarily — it's okay to see the nipple! But not everyone feels comfortable with that," she added.
We understand that it might be easier to be willing to walk around in your birthday suit if you looked like Klum, but even the legendary model has dealt with her fair share of body haters over the years.
"That I'm too curvy. Too feminine. I got that a lot," she said of her biggest criticism early on in her career. "That I should be skinnier. And that I'm not edgy enough and a little too happy half of the time. Everyone was always telling me maybe I should skip a meal or I should go on these [diet] pills."
Luckily, she never let haters get her down and instead rose to the occasion, kept her head high, and strutted her stuff with confidence.
"I just always stuck to my guns and thought either they want me the way I am or this is not the right job for me," Klum told the magazine.
All hail, Heidi, our ultimate body and positive attitude role model!