Heidi Klum: "I'm Proud of Being the Curvy Model"

11/20/2009 at 07:50 PM ET

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Heidi Klum didn’t plan on walking the runway of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night, but let’s just say she’s a little bit impulsive. “I felt great the night of the fashion show and decided last minute to walk,” the supermodel, 36, who welcomed daughter Lou, with husband Seal, last month, tells PEOPLE exclusively. Klum, who had already been fitted for her dress, opened the Enchanted Forest-themed part of the show, wearing a vine-strewn corset and a full white skirt. “I loved my outfit,” she says, “so I thought, why not?” Her surprise appearance, known only to Victoria’s Secret insiders, drew screams and applause from a shocked audience during the live show Thursday night. Though Klum, who was expected only to host the festivities, said that while her new job behind the scenes meant there was “definitely less pressure,” walking in the show was a thrill for her. “I’m proud of being the curvy model on the Victoria’s Secret stage,” she says, adding that she enjoyed the show herself. “The Black Eyed Peas and all of the looks for the show were fantastic!” You can watch Heidi — and all the Angels — hit the runway when the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on CBS at 10pm EST on Dec. 1.–Charlotte Triggs

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lisa on

She’s not curvy, she’s normal! If anything she has long legs (and a pancake butt)!!
the other girls are just too skinny

connie on

Heidi klum is not “curvy” which in the model world is a very polite way to say fat! Heidi klum has a mega star body and endless long legs. The other models don’t look half as good as here! What american woman can walk a runaway after having a baby five weeks ago??? Give me a break!! She is no where near the size of the average american woman and is incredible. Its so sad that the starving and anorexia look makes a woman like hedi klum thinks she is fat or ahem ( curvy) and what do curvy really means??? All women have some type of curves. Its what makes us women. Very few women have no curves at all…. I hate how that word “curvy” is thrown around…. Curvy is normal!!! All the vicky models have sexy curves???? So what is curvy suppose to really mean????

Christina on

LOL, she’s so gorgeous–4 kids and that body! I am jealous.

Whitney on

A curvy woman is Christina Hendricks from Mad Men.. Heidi Klum may be curvy for modeling, but she’s no where near ‘real’ curvy.

Amy on

Her curvy??Where?? She looks pretty darn good for having a baby a month ago..

Bella on

She’s thin, and gorgeous, but in the modeling world she’s probably curvy.

RCA on

Curvy? ReallY? To say that she is “proud of being the curvy model” is an insult to every normal girl who actually does have curves! Wow!

Reagan on

Since when is the word curvy a bad thing? Women have curves and that is beautiful.

Julie on

OMG! PLEASE have Christina Hendricks from Mad Men walk in the next show. I would love to see how these looks flatter truly curvy women! Her body is epic! (and I am a straight woman)

Brenda on

She looks great, why is she worried she looks great.

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