The16th season of Project Runway has been filming for over four weeks now, and in between judging the runway challenges, Heidi Klum has been promoting her new book of revealing photos, Heidi Klum by Rankin. The naked photos of her, taken by celebrity photographs Rankin over the past decade, include fantasy pics of Heidi clad only a smile, Heidi in the tub, and pregnant Heidi, with melted chocolate poured over her bare torso, has garnered her a lot of international press.
While dishing to the Daily Mail why she was considered "too curvy" for high fashion, she revealed that this season's Project Runway plus-sized twist is driving this season's designers crazy, and the former Victoria's Secret model reveals why she wished the Emmy-winning show had been the leader in the recent plus-sized fashion trend.
Although many call Heidi Klum "the body," the German-born supermodel explained that when she first started out as a model, she was "turned down" by Paris, Milan, London, and New York runway shows because she was "too big" for fashion.
According to a 2009 Bild article, German designer Wolfgang Joop claimed that Heidi was "too heavy" for high fashion.
"She is no runway model. Heidi Klum is simply too heavy and has too big a bust. And she always grins so stupidly. That is not avant-garde – that is commercial."