Heidi Klum says Iman is right that she has less fashion experience

Heidi Klum launched her line of Jordache Jeans at Bloomingdales in Beverly Hills yesterday. The 34 year-old model and mother of three answered a reporter’s question about comments from model Iman, who hosts Canada’s version of Project Runway. Iman said that she has much more experience with high fashion than Klum, who hosts Project Runway in the US.

Klum said that Iman was right and that she is more qualified to host a fashion design show:

“She [Iman] has done all the big big fashion shows that I’ve never done. She’s been doing it for a little while longer, and she has met all the big big designers in the world.”

The 5′ 9 1/2″ 130 pound Klum also added that she doesn’t have the slight build required for a high fashion model: “I never really fit in the clothes. I tried. But I never got to walk in Paris and do all the big big fashion shows.”

[Quotes transcribed from E! Online interview, available below]

So much for any feud between Heidi and Iman. Heidi Klum bugs me sometimes because her wide mouth seems to plaster nearly every drugstore and billboard in Germany where I live. She always comes across as funny and gracious in interviews, though and she certainly handled this issue well.

For her part Iman seemed like she was answering a specific question about the differences between herself and the US host, Heidi, and she was honest and not too snotty about it. She said “Definitely Heidi and I come from two different places. I’m not belittling Heidi Klum, but I have been in fashion much more than she has. Not to toot my own horn, but I have been one of the best runway girls.”

Most of you agreed in the comments that Iman was just being upfront about her experience, and Heidi thinks so too.

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17 Responses to “Heidi Klum says Iman is right that she has less fashion experience”

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  1. Jessica says:

    Why do all of these women’s armpits look funny???

  2. gg says:

    You can’t help but like Heidi. She’s guileless.

  3. geronimo says:

    Very true, gg, she seems very sweet natured and genuinely nice. And also extremely successful at what she does.

  4. Cici says:

    Heidi is a class act. I really like her.

  5. GirlyGirl says:

    I like her too. She seems like a very nice person, and she has fun. I agree with you CiCi – a class act indeed! :D

  6. AC says:

    i love her. she has so little of an ego. she knows what she can do and what she can’t… she’s funny, and kind… i just love her.

  7. Lola Lola says:

    Wow, I’ve never been a Heidi fan but her diplomacy and maturity in answering that question gives me newfound respect for her. Well done Heidi!

  8. KateNonymous says:

    Celebrities who act like adults! I wish that there were more stories like this. Although I guess that’s not exciting: “Two grown people communicated clearly and with a lack of defensiveness.”

  9. KPC says:

    why can’t we all more like Heidi…comfy in our own skin…

  10. cc says:

    Jessica, when you are slender like that and posing like they do, it gives your armpit a concave look, which is what I think you are seeing.

    And yes, finally, a story were someone didn’t have their weave ripped out.

  11. headache says:

    I love love love Heidi.

    Great mom, great wife, great career, classy all the way around and never a bad word, at least that I can remember, about that asshat who left her while she was preggo.

    And Kudos to her for snagging Seal. He is a class act all his own.

  12. greer says:

    I have always liked Iman. She is a bad chick. I was a little baffled by her comments about Heidi, but I guess maybe she was just answering a question and didn’t mean anything bad by it. And if Heidi’s not mad. I’m not mad. I love Heidi and her little helium voice.

    I wonder if David Bowie will trash talk Seale now?

  13. velvet elvis says:

    Sorry Iman but saying that you’ve been one of the best runway girls IS tooting your own horn.

  14. Eva says:

    Chapeau to Heidi for being so reasonable/cool/diplomatic/down to earth…
    Personally I think Heidi is much more beautiful than Iman, but hey…

  15. fgh says:

    Both of them are real class personified.

  16. MM says:

    I saw Project Runway Canada, and can tell you that Iman is one stuck up snooty cow.

    She wore dresses for a living, married a pop star and made make up. She acts like she’s Coco Chanel crossed with Marie Curie, though.

    She is lame and I hope they find someone else for the next season of the CDN show. No point rewarding delusions of grandeur like that.

  17. Trillion says:

    I like Heidi OK but really wish she didn’t sound like Minnie Mouse when she talks.