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Heidi Klum claims she was ‘too curvy’ and shares her thoughts on Victoria’s Secret rebranding

Heidi Klum says she was called ‘way too curvy’ to model in the 1990s – and reveals what she really thinks about the Victoria’s Secret rebranding

Heidi Klum gained worldwide attention as a supermodel in the 1990s.

And on Saturday, the 48-year-old revealed that she was told very early on in her career that her figure was not idea for the profession.  

 ‘When I started in 1992, people said, “Oh no, you’re way too curvy.” I wasn’t thin enough for anyone’ the beauty tells this week’s issue of Body+Soul. 

Criticism: Heidi Klum (pictured) says people thought she was ‘way too curvy’ and ‘not thin enough’ to model in the 1990s

Elsewhere in the interview, the supermodel revealed she is ecstatic to see a wide range of body types and people represented in fashion campaigns. 

‘There are so many different people out there and they should all be able to see themselves in the campaigns and on the runways,’ Heidi said. 

The stunner also discussed the recent rebranding of Victoria’s Secret, saying she was pleased to see changes, and noted they were a long time coming.

Early days: 'When I started in 1992, people said, "Oh no, you're way too curvy." I wasn't thin enough for anyone' Heidi said. Pictured is Heidi in 1998

Early days: ‘When I started in 1992, people said, “Oh no, you’re way too curvy.” I wasn’t thin enough for anyone’ Heidi said. Pictured is Heidi in 1998

Seen: Elsewhere, the supermodel revealed she is ecstatic to see a wide range of body types represented in fashion campaigns. 'They should all be able to see themselves in the campaigns and on the runways' the beauty said

Seen: Elsewhere, the supermodel revealed she is ecstatic to see a wide range of body types represented in fashion campaigns. ‘They should all be able to see themselves in the campaigns and on the runways’ the beauty said 

The German-born beauty said: ‘I’m very excited that they’re understanding there are so many different people out there who want to have beautiful things to wear.’

Last month, Victoria’s Secret unveiled their plans for a major re-brand, including a line-up of ‘diverse spokeswomen’ instead of scantily clad models.

The Victoria’s Secret Angels have been axed, replaced, according to a company announcement this week, with a ‘culturally relevant’ group of seven women who will form the ‘VS Collective’.

Good changes: Heidi also discussed the recent rebranding of Victoria's Secret, said she was pleased to see changes, noting they were a long time coming

Good changes: Heidi also discussed the recent rebranding of Victoria’s Secret, said she was pleased to see changes, noting they were a long time coming

Changed priorities: The Victoria's Secret Angels have been axed and replaced with a 'culturally relevant' women called the 'VS Collective' including the likes of actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 38 (left), and soccer star Megan Rapinoe, 35 (right)

Changed priorities: The Victoria's Secret Angels have been axed and replaced with a 'culturally relevant' women called the 'VS Collective' including the likes of actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 38 (left), and soccer star Megan Rapinoe, 35 (right)

Changed priorities: The Victoria’s Secret Angels have been axed and replaced with a ‘culturally relevant’ women called the ‘VS Collective’ including the likes of actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 38 (left), and soccer star Megan Rapinoe, 35 (right)

Victoria’s Secret’s new spokeswomen include the likes of actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 38, and soccer star Megan Rapinoe, 35.

The new generation of spokeswomen will not pose in lingerie, but will ‘instead appear on a podcast’ to discuss their stories.

The revamp has been described as ‘completely cause-driven’ with a focus on ‘inclusivity’.

Read more: In this week's issue of Body+Soul

Read more: In this week’s issue of Body+Soul

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