Published September 30, 2009
As one of the world's greatest supermodels Heidi Klum has undoubtedly been around a litany of eating disorders in her time. However, she doesn't blame the fashion and entertainment world for models' problems. Klum said it's the parents' role to instill healthy habits.
"You can't look at Hollywood and blame it, you have to make up your own mind whether you want to be fit, or super skinny. You can't blame other people. It's your own choice and if you have children, it is up to the parent to educate your children so they are healthy and they don't go into a direction of anorexia or obesity," Klum said at the recent L.A. Confidential Magazine party to celebrate her cover. "It is up to you as a parent, it is hard to feed children right. I deal with it on a daily basis; it is much harder to make sure they eat right."
On the note of educating young ones, Heidi and hubby Seal recently attended the Los Angeles launch of Bill Gates's "Get School" initiative (designed to bring together students, families and community leaders to reform education across America) and it turns out that ironically, the supermodel/TV host/entrepreneur actually has some concerns about showbiz careers.
"When you hear that every 26 seconds drops out of school you get worried. You want them to stay in school and you want them to have a vision of what they want to be and give them ideas and encourage them. I definitely want to get involved and do that, think about job ideas," Klum explained. "Nowadays children look at everyone in the magazines and they want to be a basketball star or on a television show, but there is only so many people who can do those things and not that you shouldn't aim or dream for these things, but there are so many other fantastic jobs. So it's good to talk about how to get there and how difficult it is to get there."The glowing 36-year-old is almost nine months pregnant with number four and is busy trying to tame the other three who excitedly jump on her big belly because they "don't really understand there is actually a real human being in there." But sadly, Klum doesn't know if she'll be back to her bikini body in time for the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in November.
"I have to play it by ear; I might be cutting it a little short this time. I'm still going to have my Halloween party, that's okay because I can put a big costume on but walking in a g-string is a little hard," Klum added. "It's all cute when you're pregnant, but once you've had the baby it's not so ... well, it takes time."