In case you were looking for supermodel Heidi Klum’s beauty secrets to help you somehow become a mother of three with sick abs, we have some bad news for you. As Heidi explains to Self, “The ultimate beauty secret for a woman getting older is, Don’t be too thin! It is always better to have a little meat on your bones.” You do not have to worry about the quantity of our bone meat, Heidi. We’re less concerned with whether our cheekbones look too pronounced, and more worried about whether we can wear a towel wrapped around our waist instead of all our pants that we can’t zip.
Explains 37-year-old Klum, “When you are just muscle, you end up being gaunt in the face, and that makes you look older by 5 or 10 years.” No, Heidi, that’s just what other people look like! You can’t compare your own Germanic water nymph complexion to your average America woman of the same age. We’ve been eating McDonald’s since we could speak; they probably only fed honey and fresh goat’s milk while living on a fresh mountain hillside. It’s like comparing flawless apples to old, gross oranges.
But despite the fact that she left her angel duties before the Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show this year, takes care of her babies and husband Seal, and is still aufing people on Project Runway, Klum’s not worried about the ravages of time catching up with her: “I don’t have anxiety about it, so I’m not running to get Botox. Maybe that will change, but I don’t think so. I feel comfortable in my skin and comfortable with aging, so I think it’s okay that I get wrinkles.” Ugh, she is going to get like one wrinkle, and it’s going to look like an adorable dimple, isn’t she? We can just feel it. [Photo: Getty Images]