Heidi Klum defends decision to allow her daughters to wear heels

Heidi Klum has blasted those critical of her decision to allow her daughters to wear high heels.The supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s becoming the very first German Victoria’s Secret Angel in 1999, and went on to give birth to four children: 14-year…

Heidi Klum has blasted those critical of her decision to allow her daughters to wear high heels.

The supermodel rose to fame in the 1990s becoming the very first German Victoria’s Secret Angel in 1999, and went on to give birth to four children: 14-year-old Leni, 12-year-old Henry, 11-year-old Johan and 8-year-old Lou. In a recent interview with Elle U.S., Heidi admitted that she faced plenty of backlash over the fact she allows her two daughters to wear high heeled shoes, but is unfazed by the words of disapproving critics.

“People get upset, especially in Germany, if they see my daughters wearing high heels. Big deal!” the 45-year-old retorted. “If we go to a restaurant, they like to get dressed up. It’s fun for them. So what if they hobble on their little heels for 20 steps from the car to the restaurant? As long as they’re good kids and they get good grades, they can wear what they want to wear.”

Heidi has since taken a step back from the fashion industry to focus on business ventures such as her Heidi Klum Intimates lingerie line, as well as forging a career in television by hosting shows like Germany’s Next Topmodel and Project Runway. The fashion icon was also tapped as a judge on America’s Got Talent in 2013, and shared she was keen to give some style advice to co-star Simon Cowell.

“Since the day I met him, everyone was always like, ‘Simon’s coming!’ Very afraid of him,” she scoffed. “I just went up to him and said, ‘So, Simon, when are we going to do a makeover?’”

Heidi added that she believes her talent as a television judge lies in her straightforward honesty.

“I’ve never been wishy-washy about anything,” she insists. “I don’t like it when people have no opinion.”

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Heidi Klum sunbathes topless when nobody else is around

Heidi Klum forgoes a bikini top when she’s sunbathing alone.The German model credits her free-spirited upbringing for her attitude to nudity, and loves nothing more than sunning herself in teeny tiny bikinis.Talking to Ocean Drive magazine, Heidi said …

Heidi Klum forgoes a bikini top when she’s sunbathing alone.

The German model credits her free-spirited upbringing for her attitude to nudity, and loves nothing more than sunning herself in teeny tiny bikinis.

Talking to Ocean Drive magazine, Heidi said less is more when it comes to her swimwear attire.

“I tend to not wear a whole lot of swimsuit when I am sunbathing. So I usually go for a tie-string bikini, something that has less coverage, and if no one is around, I’ll wear only the bottom,” she told the magazine. “I grew up being very comfortable with my body and very free.

“I grew up in a very free environment with my parents. We’d go to nude beaches. We’re very open-minded, but you can’t say that about all Germans. We didn’t have a lot of money, so we’d go camping a lot and my parents chose nude campsites, so nudity became normal for me. I loved it.”

Posing on the cover for the glossy mag’s 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue, Heidi is snapped in just a pair of bikini bottoms from her Heidi Klum Swim range, part of her Heidi Klum Intimates offerings.

On the subject of getting older, the 45-year-old says she has no plans to stop living the life she loves.

“I see it like this: we only have one life. This is our life right now and our moment, and our moment shouldn’t be over after a certain age. There’s not a time frame for only being able to wear a certain thing or to be in love, to go out,” she smiled. “Thirty years old is not the cap and then you have to hide yourself and not go dancing anymore.”

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