Heidi Klum: plastic surgery “doesn’t look pretty, especially on young girls”

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum covers the May issue of Allure, and the photo shoot — which I think is supposed to be a homage to 1970s Vogue shoots — is just so zzzzzzzzzz. As much as I admire Heidi’s entrepreneurial spirit and business savviness, I can’t get excited about her as a model, which is weird, right? Like even with the below nude shot, she’s merely a bronzed, blonde Goddess of Boredom:

Maybe I’m being too hard on Heidi here, and it’s really the stylists to blame for this photo shoot atrocity. The interview is much more interesting, and here are some excerpts where Heidi talks about various things including breaking into modelling and how awful plastic surgery looks to her:

On her pre-Victoria’s Secret career: “I never did fashion shows–not in Paris or Berlin or even in New York City. I tried, but no one would book me. I was too curvy and too busty and a little too short. And I was a little bit self-conscious about it. But I was by no means heavy, I just–well, you have hips and boobs, and that’s it. Haute couture, you don’t really see girls with big boobs. And I always wanted first to be a model. So I had to say, ‘OK, you’re going to find other things to do in this industry, or it’s maybe not my industry.’”

Gay men are awesome: “They are like this kaleidoscope of interesting thoughts and opinions. They teach you so many things about men that are useful.”

She’s never had cosmetic surgery or botox: “Ask me again when I’m 65, but…I’m proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven’t done anything. Everyone has a view of what’s pretty and what’s not pretty, and [surgery'just doesn't look pretty to me. Especially when I see it on really young girls. I don't want to name names, but it's like, Wow, I remember you five years ago, looking to me so beautiful, and now it's like... who is this person? And I know girls half my age who do it. What are they gonna do at 40 or 50, when the sh-t really hits the fan?"

On marriage/divorce to Seal: "It's hard, just like for other couples. People go through our trash cans. It's crazy. And you know, we have four kids; they have to go to school. You know, I wouldn't change anything. If I had to go back in time and say, 'I should have changed this or that...' No. I don't resent anything that ever happened. Things just turn out the way they turn out... I'm still in the eye of the storm now, and it's all a little bit crazy. But sometimes you have to be apart in order to figure it out."

[From Allure]

Do I believe that Heidi has yet to alter her appearance with either cosmetic surgery or botox? Sure, she looks pretty damn natural to me. On a more amusing note, who do you think she was talking about when mentioning, “I don’t want to name names” … possibly Kim “Kat Face” Kardashian? That would be my first guess.

As far as Heidi talking about her marriage to Seal, eh. Of course she would change things that happened in the past, or she wouldn’t have just filed for divorce after word got out that she was probably banging Thomas Hayo. Then again, Seal is probably banging Delta Goodrem (who doesn’t look unlike Heidi) even though he insists that they’re just friends. Whatever.

Photos courtesy of Allure

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  1. Bite me says:

    So breast implants and multiple nose jobs don’t account as plastic surgery , k

  2. Dap says:

    “blonde Goddess of Boredom”, that’s a good one ;-D

  3. Mlle Zahnee says:

    “I was too curvy and too busty”
    Oh please….

  4. Tapioca says:

    I like HK but it’s easier to be anti-surgery when you’re naturally beautiful!

    And it’s beauty that open doors in a way that intelligence, personality and talent sadly never will. Still, if us “civilians” never have it, we can’t lose it, so that’s something!

  5. Eva says:

    Megan fox was the first one to come to my mind at the ‘not naming names part’…. Could just as easily be Kim k though!

  6. Marjalane says:

    I’m thinking she may have had a nose job back when she first started….and probably a tummy tuck after her last child- even supermodels don’t come back tight after 4 kids. Regardless, she’s so pretty- hopefully she won’t ever go the crazy eyed Cindy Crawford route.

  7. MrsBarneyStinson says:

    I find her so boring. If I was insomniac, reading her interviews would cure me.

  8. Nicole says:

    She looks like Stacey Keibler, or the other way around rather. I never understood her super model status myself. Frankly, I’m glad to see this divorce bring her mood down a bit, she always acted to happy and like everything was too perfect, she just bugged me. Now I find her more relatable.

    • kb says:

      it is pretty sad that a stranger’s happiness makes you angry. i strive hard to be happy and would never get down on someone for finding a way to enjoy life. my best friend feels the same way about heidi. can’t stand her because she is happy. yet she loves me despite my happy go lucky attitude. i don’t get it. i guess i never will. try to lighten up and be happy for people. there is enough misery in this world without adding to it.

      • Nicole says:

        No no. See you are thinking that I am taking joy in her pain…never. I am trying to say that she is much more relatable, and in my eyes likeable now that she isn’t acting so fake about being in the perfect marriage with the perfect family. It obviously wasn’t perfect or they wouldn’t be splitting. Now her true self is coming through, and she isn’t able to pretend to be happy-go lucky Heidi. She still seems positive, but more real.

  9. lisa says:

    I think she looks wonderful. She had 4 children and you can see her stomach is not uber flat.

    I think she has cute personality. I like her

  10. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    @Eleonor thanks for the link, good photo’s, heidi looks like a different person before the surgery.

  11. hstl1 says:

    Really?! I am going with this list:

    1) Nose job
    2) Tummy tuck
    3) Breast lift
    4) Veneers
    5) I bet at least some laser skin resurfacing/microdermabrasion.
    6) Laser hair removal

    • lafairy says:

      The boss of the Elite agency (whom she dated… and that’s how she launched her career) said about her that she was a very homely girl that he totally made over and put a lot of money on her “transformation” and he cited all the ones you cited plus chin and cheekbones surgery.

      Before coming to the USA she was not very much known as a model in Europe but much more as a goldigger who went after way too older men for sucess, after the flavio briatore debacle and public humiliation she came to america for a fresh start, and it was when she begun judging other girls on their bodies sometimes really hardly in her show that the boss of Elite remind publicly that she was far far from cute to begin win.and she was not that much natural.

      And now she continues with blabbing on surgery while being totally re-done!

      • Liv says:

        Doesn’t make sense. She already had a career when her fling with Briatore was over…plus her face looks pretty much the same, at least for me.

      • lafairy says:

        ok. what was her career then? what was the labels she was the face for? any commercials? what runway did she had walked (it is very known into the industry that she had never walk the catwalk other than victoria secret)
        She wasn’t known as a model at all! The briatore fuss (and dating him since it’s when she begun having connections and becoming a bit famous)gave her a lot of media attention.

        For the face, it’s actually pre-fame, since her sugardaddy, the boss of Elite paid for the whole “extreme makeover” to his then girlfriend, go search the internet he was pretty vocal about it when “america next top model” begun.

        another thing it is well known in the business that she is a good 5 years older than what she pretended, her career has begun in her thirties.

        That’s why Karl Lagerfeld hates her so much, because to this part of fashion she is just no claudia!

      • Liv says:

        Yeah, I am too lazy to search when and how she was with Briatore ( ;-) ), but she has had her Sports Illustrated-cover before and that was pretty much her breakthrough in the US. I am not denying she got more media attention because of the relationship.

        Everybody knows she’s no runway-model, she pointed that out by herself. I never heard of somebody claiming he paid for her surgical makeover, but that doesn’t mean much – I can’t prove it wrong or right, but for me her face didn’t change that much…

  12. Jayna says:

    I think she means young women getting lots of fillers and cheek implants, blowing their lips up, botox, totally altering their looks. Lindsay Lohan comes to mind, too young to be doing such nonsense.

    I have had quite a few friends who got a nose job in their twenties. It just gave them a less severe look and made them happy. I don’t consider that anti-aging surgery or that there is anything wrong with it. A large nose overpowering a small face affects a woman’s self-esteem. My best friend wore a lot of eye makeup to offset the large nose that had bothered her since she was a kid. Once she got her nose job, she became more natural and carefree and really wore less makeup. She told me she wished she had done it at 18 instead of 26.

  13. Darlene says:

    If she hasn’t had surgery just for plastic surgery’s sake, then she had a tummy tuck while being stitched up from a c-section, b/c her abs are tummy tuck abs. Maybe it doesn’t count in her world if it was part of her postpartum recovery.

    • MizzVJJ says:

      She’s always had those wideset, boxy abs.

    • Keen says:

      Darlene- having a c section and a tummy tuck at the same time is not a thing. No reputable surgeon would do it and if you find one who says he would then you should run far far away. Not saying she hasn’t had a tummy tuck, but there are multiple reasons why no one in their right mind would have a tummy tuck at the same time as a cesarean- mainly unreliable results Bc your body is so stretched out and bloated when you are pregnant.

  14. I.want.shoes says:

    I thought of the Lohan and her crack lips and puffy face when she talked about young girls having plastic surgery.

  15. Liv says:

    How brave of her to show herself nude – I mean she’s looking fantastic for someone who has 4 children, but so many people will rip her apart for not looking like 20 anymore.

  16. Gene Parmesan says:

    “I can’t get excited about her as a model, which is weird, right? ”

    -That’s because Hedid was never in Paris remember?? even Claudia Schiffer doesn’t know who she is…

  17. aenflex says:

    Her tummy looks lipo’d to me. I’m not judging, she’s model and she’s had multiple children, and I like her overall. But I think she’s had some lipo.

  18. kazoo says:

    allure has the worst covers.

  19. mar says:

    she seems like she has a good head on her shoulders. I do not really love her looks but I like her personality

  20. Moi says:

    She looks beautiful as always!

  21. Runs with Scissors says:

    By “young girls” I’m assuming she means 4-8 year olds?

    Yes, it’s a pet peeve, but why do we insist on this kind of language?

    Do we refer to 18 year old men as “young boys?” nope. Why would an 18 year old woman be referred to as a “young girl?”

    (I chose 18 years, but have heard people refer to women well into their 20s as young girls as well).

    I heard a guy the other day refer to Hilary Clinton as a “girl,” as in, “she could be our first girl president,” lol.

    Just an aside, carry on.

  22. Seagulls says:

    Uh, can we talk about how Allure forces famous women, uh, I mean HONORS them by allowing them to pose nude? It’s seriously the most offensive idea. You’ve made it! Take off your clothes! I would rather they have the fellas posing nude…

  23. Carla says:

    How come someone can get away with telling such lies? No nose job? C’mon! She had also breast implants, for sure and just like Gisele Bundchen, she decided to get rid of them and replace them by smaller ones.

  24. Happy21 says:

    I think she’s full of shit.

    I’m pretty sure she has had a nose job and I’m positive she’s had a boob job – at least! Her boobs are probably the saline ones that they place just right on women who have some boobs so they still have jiggle and are more real looking than bolt ons. Katy Perry is said to have the same sort.

    I don’t think she’s done anything like face lifts or anyting because you can see the lines around her eyes which, in my opinion, make her look beautiful.

    It is widely known that pretty much EVERYONE in Hollyweird/the entertainment business has had work done in one way or another, it pissed me off that celebs think that their fans are frickin’ idiots when they say they have never done anything!

  25. wunder says:

    There’s nothing wrong with a little plastic surgery! Geez. . .

  26. palermo says:

    What planet is she from? She has clearly had a botched nosejob and something done to her breasts. Hypocrite.

  27. bitca says:

    She’s spoken about disliking botox/surgery before, & has age-appropriate crow’s-feet which do not at all impede her looks. I think it really is an aesthetic issue for her (sure is for me).

    But the tons of staged Happy Marriage/Family/Hearts & Flowers photo-ops–that went on until the week they announced separation–were so gross–she has no credibility. Cannot bear people who wh0re out their private lives to build a public “brand.”

    Alright; curious about 1 thing: does she take her kids to Karate classes like, 7 days a week?

  28. Kandace says:

    I think she is altogether boring and inauthentic. The way she went on and on about how perfect SEAL was and their perfect relationship and dispensing endless advice to other couples? That is the kiss of death! She just seems to self-satisfied to me and I find it off-putting.

  29. cannonball says:

    Look at the two pictures of her side by side. Her waist in the left picture is very petite. The waist on the right is square and wide. One of these pictures is not her waist.

  30. sup says:

    explain your mj rhinoplasty then.

  31. blah says:

    I love it when gorgeous people come down on others for getting elective plastic surgery. I saw Rachel Weisz in the flesh once and she was one of the most beautiful and flawless looking women I’d ever seen, which reinforced my suspicions that she’s being a a total t-rd with her whole “anti plastic surgery” brigade. And now a friggen supermodel is telling people they don’t need it?

    So long as it doesn’t create health issues, who gives a rat’s ass? It doesn’t make someone a bad person, it makes them a (potentially) bad looking person.

  32. normades says:

    I’m thinking Courtney Stodden. She’s what? 18? Everyone said she looked way older.

  33. normades says:

    They say that Lipo doesn’t last. You can suck that stuff out, but if you don’t exercise or eat right, you’ll be back to where you started from.

  34. Heavenbound says:

    She has had breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. And to whomever said that breast implants don’t jiggle, they do!

  35. Erin says:

    her legs in that last jumping shot, DAMN GIRL

  36. lily says:

    well i like heidi kloomie but she was lucky enough to have a beautiful face so it annoys me when actors/models say sh*t like ‘you have to love yourself – everyone is beautiful’ bla bla.. The most beautiful people in the world are the most insecure

  37. Kosmos says:

    I really like Heidi, always have. She seems like a real person, not a fake, and she’s been very good about the split considering what people have to endure. I feel nothing but admiration for her. She’s lucky to have her beautiful looks on her side. I hope young women stop having unnecessary breast implants and facial surgery. Men will love you anyway, you don’t have to change our bodies to get love or attention.

  38. Meg says:

    i think she was talking about megan fox, five years ago looking so much better and natural than now

  39. Francesca says:


    Go here to see Heidi’s boobs etc. She does not look to me like a plastic surgery user. She looks like my friend who used to be a volleyball star…athletic and still in good shape after having children. Brava to her.

  40. yeahright says:

    Her nose is too thin to be natural. She probably has a nose job before started modeling. I think in the last two or three years had another nose job and made it even thinner at the tip.

  41. unbelievable says:

    Yeah right. And Madonna also said she had no plastic surgery either. Please, Heidi Klum is a hypocrite and bold face liar. I can’t believe she can lie when pictures speak for themselves.