The model on her musical debut, fear of flying, advice for her daughter and happy marriage
- My body has never been a source of shame and discomfort; I’ve never been insecure or shy about my flesh. We were taken to nude beaches as kids – it was freeing. To this day, I feel no need to hide myself away.
Falling down the stairs and hitting my head is my earliest memory. I was on my way to our basement and suddenly slipped. My five-year-old body went thud, thud, thud, just like you see in the movies. I’ve been incredibly clumsy ever since.
I’ve been a workaholic since 18. Some models are catapulted into the big time; I climbed up from the bottom with hard work. In 1992, I won a competition and landed a contract – it was my ticket out. I left our little German village for London, Paris, Milan. I didn’t go out partying like the other models. I was in bed keeping my head down.
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