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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.

Krissa on

Don’t we mean Heidi Samuel?
…just doesn’t have the same “oomph” that Klum has…
She’s gorgeous whatever her name is.

Sarah on

She looks great, and it was so sad to see in another column that she said she needs to lose 20lbs. It’s ridiculous. I’d kill for the body she has in the VS runway show.

veronica on

US has an obesity problem. The new normal is not 5″3″ and 150 lbs. Need to be honest and real, women who work out and plan meals and drop excuses are not anorexic, they are disciplined and care about their health.

Carrie on

I’m sorry, we’re supposed to applause her because she’s the self-proclaimed ‘curvy’ model in the show??? Congrats, you had a baby but you also have a personal trainer and personal chef.

Kate on

Please, please Heidi Klum, if you should ever read this: DO NOT LOSE ANY MORE WEIGHT! You look ten years younger JUST as you are RIGHT NOW! You are TOO SMART of a woman to be sucked into the mass consciousness thinking of the fashion world. They are dehumanizing too all women everywhere and I wouldn’t want to think that you are participating in that. Be the unique person that you are and stand strong.

Lita on

Oh please this whole thing was clearly planned. I’m sure they had a dress that fit u last minute. It’s not really anything amazing considering everything that actually curvy is covered up. Show us those thighs because right now Heidi I don’t see the “curvy” you see. So annoying. She’ll be “curvy” for about two more weeks. I mean I love me some Heidi but get real.

Perri on

How do these celebrity females get their postpartum bodies back so fast? Angelina had twins and pics of Heidi showed her so huge she looked ready to burst. What do they do about the stretched abdominal skin? Stretch marks?

mommy on

she had to walk the catwalk because she needs the attention.

Jen on

Newsflash: America Ferrara is curvy; Heidi Klum isn’t.
These designers and magazines need to stop glamourising”fake”curves for what they really are; an ounce of meat on their bones.
People Magazine: you’re losing it….

Kate on

I feel Ms. Klum has potentially done a major disservice to woman including herself. This mad dash to loose post pregnancy weight and get your “bikini body” back immediately following birth is ridiculous, possibly dangerous, and somewhat irresponsible for someone who career and reputation is dependent upon influencing the images of women and girls in the media. It takes the body 9 months to provide the environment worthy of carrying a healthy baby to term. It is reasonable, therefore, that women should take an equal amount of time, potentially more, to recover from that experience. The thought that Ms. Klum is “curvy” at her current weight or overweight is also ridiculous since a woman of her stature is still within her ideal BMI with the added weight.

Jen on

See! She’s curvy right there! No, lower! To the left! See that curve? You’re looking right at it!

She’s hot. Leave her alone.

red on

She looks absolutely fabulous….which makes me think that my curves are simply FAT. She’s a couple years my junior and two kids ahead of me. As a mother of two and 5′ 10″ myself – I haven’t seen a curvy body like that since I was 15. If that is society’s version of curvy, it’s no wonder why young teen girls are starving themselves these days. She knows she looks good, that’s why she did the surprise appearance, why dog it by saying “I was the biggest girl there”? Pah-leeeeezz. Doesn’t a comment like that just hurt the “normal” built female in this world?

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eliza on

I think she looks amazing, for 4 kids and she walks that runway like she OWNS it! I hope I look like her after I have kids, dang… As a model, I think she looks very good and she is a wonderful person and is goregous.

kelli on

not a fan, but she looks great. but curvy? no.

Michele on

You call that curvy? They just say that because the other models are too skinny and hungry.

julie on

I agree with all the comments. Heidi your delusional! You have a beautiful body, especially after having a baby just months ago. I don’t see what you are talking about.

RealNeil on

She isn’t worried about a thing. She’s beautiful by every definition of the word. She’s got a great marriage to a great guy who is a fantastic singer and she’s probably happier than anybody that she knows. Heidi never looked better, and always looks wonderful.

tammy on

America is too fat!! Just because she had a baby four or five wks ago does not mean she should look as fat as she did five wks ago. She should look good she has a lot of help, trainer,chef. Everyone could look that good, just PUSH AWAY FROM THE TABLE a little earlier and go for a WALK OR RUN. Stop hating people because they are thin or normal weight. She has more curves than she wants, let it go.

rina on

she looks great and HOT!!!! you look great Heidi after four kids are you kidding??? keep it up and keep us inspired!!!

PAT on

SHE IS PERFECT AND AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OTHERS WHO WANT TO BE SKIN AND BONES

Helen on

Heidi Klum or whatever her name is – looks GREAT! I agree she is curvy for a model – not your typical sick looking waif. I don’t think she needs to lose any weight but she should do whatever makes her comfortable. I agree with those who say that Christina Hendricks from Mad Men “curvy” in the real sense of the word.

deb w on

if we all had a personal trainer come to our home every day as well as a round the clock chef/nutritionalist, all women could look this great post-baby. this is not reality.
but then again, reality shows are not real anyway.
i think she looks magnificent. take away the white tuille and possibly we would see heavy thighs which are quite normal post pregnancy.

Lisa on

If Heidi Klum is so “proud to be the curvy model”, why is she covering up the lower half of her body with that fluffy white stuff? This is so ridiculous..

stephanie on

Heidi……Please don’t refer to yourself as “curvy” Give me a break!

kay on

Let’s talk about the fact that she has a 5yr old by another man. The a 4 and 3 year old with Seal. What example is that show young girls. Its ok to have a baby with 1 man then get pregnant by another shortly after delivering the first. And that it’s ok to have unprotected sex so soon. AIDS is rapid.

Sue on

Hey America Fat doesn’t equal curvy. Overweight doesn’t equal curvy. Fat rolls aren’t curves. Big boobs don’t equal curvy. Its funny how we label overweight or obese women as curvy, and we think skinny people can’t be curvy. We have become so fat that we don’t know a real curvy body when we see one. Skinny people can be curvy and even more curvy than an overweight person with a fat belly. Curvy is having a much smaller waist to a wider hip ratio. Think of how a guitar curves, much similar to a curvy female. Heidi does have curves, not prominent, but she does have curves. Leave her alone.

Katie on

All of you out there that are criticizing her for saying that she’s curvy and that she still has some pounds to lose need to get a grip! America is so pathetically unhealthy and in a constant battle with obesity, people (like Heidi) that keep themselves in shape by exercising control and willpower by eating healthy foods and exercising should be praised! Yes, she has help, but why condemn her for that? She worked to earn what she has and she has every right to enjoy the fruits of her labor. But, it doesn’t take having a personal trainer and a chef to exercise daily and eat healthy foods. It takes discipline and I have a feeling that all of you out there that are critical of her don’t have much.

sarah on

CURVY????? Where?!?! She want to see curves… come on over sista. What has the world come to when Heidi Klum states she is the curviest women in the room??!! How so so sad… and RIDICULOUS!

Johanna on

I think this “who can get fastest back into shape after giving birth” trend is so sick. I wish these celebrity women (or at least 1 one them!) would think their babies first. Losing the babyweight fast, is not healthy for the baby. Her body`s chemicals start to absorb into the milk.

Marley on

I think she looks great here, and I was sad to hear her say she needs to lose another 30 lbs!

Kathy on

It’s normal for women to have curves. Why is this a bad thing? And since when does curvy=overweight? And why are we bashing Heidi Klum for being proud of having a normal woman’s figure? Her saying that she is proud of having curves is something we women should be celebrating!

Esther on

Proud to be curvy?! She’s not curvy! And if she’s so proud, why is she covered up?

M on

she’s beautifull, not curvy. i like models with a “plus size”better than the skinny anorexic skellets

Janniel on

Heidi looks curvy indeed. Very nice waist to hip ratio.
Julie, Christina Hendricks looks fabulous now that she has lost weight!

Any One on

She looks great. Stop commenting on her size not being realistic. She is in an industry that requires that look and we all buy into it because we do not purchase items showcased by fat…yes I said fat..women. If we did, the notion of starving oneself to “look good” would not be an issue. Heidi, congratulations for looking healthy and slim six weeks after having a child. It is a testament to hard work. And yes, in comparison to those in your industry you are curvy and it looks good.

dee on

Kay you sound retarded, Heidi is MARRIED WTF are you talking about having a baby by one man and then the next,you dumb fool.

Shawna on

Please! Ladies….Curvy….It’s the boobs…Nothing else…We all have them…curves and all! I can’t believe that any woman would be jealous of her or another. No matter what you see in her…you have it, too! It’s all there! All of us work the same! She has nothing on any of us…God created us beautiful in His own way and we all need to look in the mirror and see what He sees. Heidi is beautiful, but no better than any other woman on the face of the planet!

Patries on

I should be so curvy (lucky)…..

m on

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! 4 kids and she looks like that?!?!?! wow!!

Andrea on

She is not curvy and she is not doing new moms any favors by making people think that is a one-month post-baby body. She probably had a tummy tuck, has a personal trainer and a cook plus, it is her job to look like that. We should not forget her looks is what makes her so much money.

je on

she’s used to be super thin so to her she probably does feel fat…when you have a job where its your THIN BODY that makes you $$ its def. a concern when you put on weight regardless of the cause/reason…I can understand why she was cautious.

CurvyGirl on

Ok…. in one breath she says she ‘needs to lose 20 lbs’ — then in the next breath she says she’s ‘proud to be the curvy model’. She’s not curvy. As a woman who has ALWAYS struggled to find clothes that fit nicely because I do have genuine curves, this is just purely insulting! She’s NOT curvy — she wants to drop the 20 lbs, not keep it, so that tells me, she’s just politely saying she doesn’t mind ‘being fat’ for a while. Pff…. Heidi, get a life, and all the rest of these anorexic models can too!! I’m so sick of seeing these people in magazine ads and on TV/Internet. They ALL promote unhealthy body weight and image and make it so that it’s glamourous to be overly skinny. I used to think Heidi was down to earth but after her commentary on her ’20 lbs’, I’m so P.O’d at her. She has NO IDEA what curvy is, nor will she ever. She’s built a career on being a stick chick. Pfff!!!I agree with others who have posted here — you wanna see curvy? Put Christina Hendricks on the catwalk — THAT is curvy!!!

CurvyGirl on

Ok…. in one breath she says she ‘needs to lose 20 lbs’ — then in the next breath she says she’s ‘proud to be the curvy model’. She’s not curvy. As a woman who has ALWAYS struggled to find clothes that fit nicely because I do have genuine curves, this is just purely insulting! She’s NOT curvy — she wants to drop the 20 lbs, not keep it, so that tells me, she’s just politely saying she doesn’t mind ‘being fat’ for a while. Pff…. Heidi, get a life, and all the rest of these anorexic models can too!! I’m so sick of seeing these people in magazine ads and on TV/Internet. They ALL promote unhealthy body weight and image and make it so that it’s glamourous to be overly skinny. I used to think Heidi was down to earth but after her commentary on her ’20 lbs’, I’m so P.O’d at her. She has NO IDEA what curvy is, nor will she ever. She’s built a career on being a stick chick. Pfff!!!I agree with others who have posted here — you wanna see curvy? Put Ms.Hendricks on the catwalk — THAT is curvy!!!

Reece on

She is looking gorgeous!!
Colopure

Heidi Fan on

Don’t you just love Heidi! I often wonder what the perfect body is for people telling Heidi is ‘curvy’. She looks perfect and – more importantly – very healthy. As she is now, she is a fantastic rolemodel for young (and old…) women: bubbly, fantastic personality and a great body. Go Heidi!

Lena on

I wished that I had the discipline to look like that five weeks after giving birth. It’s been five years, and I’m still 20 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight. She looks great and should be enjoying her family instead of worrying what others think. They’re just jealous.

Clay Dowling on

She’s most definitely curvy. I’ve seen curves on women before, and she definitely has them. Long, wonderful curves that I’m sure make Seal a very happy man.

Those of you bagging on the term “curvy” probably have a lot of self-confidence issues. Last I looked, a full set of curves was what most guys were looking for.

Harma on

Euh… Curves? Where????

Mary on

I disagree with most of the posters here. Our society has become so overweight, we have deluded ourselves into thinking that being overweight equates to being “curvy”. You’ve been describing yourselves as “curvy” in an attempt to make yourselves feel better about the fact that you cannot lose that weight. It isn’t fooling anyone, fat is still fat.

I do agree with Heidi’s assessment that she is curvy. She’s got boobs, butt, and a thin waist–what’s there to complain about?

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B.A. on

Why is Christina Hendricks the standard ? Heidi is the standard of Class & Beauty, Fashion & Style !! I thank her for keeping love and family alive too !!

IcePrincess on

I guess when everyone in her industry looks like a pencil with boobs she would stand out as curvy. And any woman in here that is a little irritated by her idea of curvy is not necessarily fat or jealous. I guess curvy is relative term. Marilyn Monroe was curvy. Scarlet Johanson is curvy. Beyonce is curvy. And none of these women are fat… Heidi does look great at any rate but let us not forget it is her business to.

lorelei51h on

Heidi!!! My god your are a stunner! Always have been and always will be. Your body is fabulous and i would kill for it. Don’t ever thin that you are to fat! LOL From one German to another. You are the ANGEL and will be in my mind forever.Lass die sagen was sie wollen. Die sind nur eifersuechtig!!! Love and all the best to lyou and your beautiful family!

Ethan on

She is looking smart.
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curvy???? i think not … heidi is thin, and she looks pretty darn good for having 4 kids and one just a month ago ! curvy models are fat ! she’s fit ! geezzz

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