While Project Runway is getting a makeover for next season, the show's host doesn't need any touching up. Heidi got back in the supermodel saddle to pose for the June issue of Marie Claire. As usual, she had lots to say about her family and showed her goofy side talking about the show. Here are highlights:
- On having a big family: "I always wanted to be a mom. At Thanksgiving, I have my parents there, I have screaming kids, I have a big fat turkey—18 pounds—sitting in the middle; legs are being ripped off that thing, you know what I mean? There's life in the house. I don't want to be wondering about how skinny I am, wondering what I'm going to eat because I don't want to gain and I want to look hot and young, always and forever."
- On Project Runway: "We're in this dark, tiny room, and I have 15 people in front of me who are terrified. It's not like, 'Hey, what's up?' You can hear a mouse fart in that room."
- On losing baby weight: "I always think, Look at how people were before they were pregnant. If you were a toned, healthy, energetic person, most likely you will be like that again. A lot of people come to me, and they're like, 'Will I look like you after I have a baby?' And I say, 'Well, how were you before?' You can't kid yourself."
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- On Seal's proposal in the Canadian Rockies: "He took me by helicopter. He had an igloo built there, and they'd brought up everything: a bed with sheets inside the igloo, rose petals everywhere, candles. Very, very romantic! There was food and champagne, and then the helicopter left. It was a little scary, too, because you're so cut off from the world. No trees, nothing—it was hard-core. But I was ecstatic. I loved it. It was wonderful."
- On starting a family early: "Some people are afraid, especially in this industry, that if you are out of it, it'll be hard to get back in it. I didn't care. I thought, It's my life, not yours. I was ready to take the chance and not get back into it if they decided they didn't want me anymore."
- On the modeling industry: "When I started, Kate Moss was the hottest thing. It was not about being proud and upright with the smile glowing — a powerful woman. It was more about being a crushed, crumbled person in the corner; the beaten-down girl looking a little sad and tired."
We can always count on Heidi to show her blunt, down-to-earth side, but it's all just part of her appeal. Let's just hope they don't try to change her quirky antics when Project Runway finally comes back on the air.