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Fashion modelling is a high-pressure gig. People are always trying to push you to do more, and often, bare more.Even Heidi Klum, who has had a more fulfilling career than almost any other model out there, has to deal with it. She’s not shy about going nude, but always tried to keep it as classy as she can.
In a revealing interview with Ocean Drive, Klum talked about dealing with photographers that kept telling her to take things off.
“When you have a good body, photographers will often be like, “Yeah, let’s take this off, and why don’t we lose this too,” and you can quickly end up not wearing much clothing. You have to be careful and strong at saying no, especially when you’re younger and on your own.
Not everyone is cool and has your best interest [at heart]. But [renowned British photographer] Rankin has always made sure, when some of my shoots would be more on the naked side, that they wouldn’t look raunchy. They were sexy, yes, but very classy.”
“We can’t say we’ve seen the mother of four in any photo shoot that was less than classy, but we’re sure it takes quite a good head on your shoulders to maintain your sense of self in an industry with few boundaries,” wrote Rebecca Adams at The Huffington Post.
And she’s right. If Klum — someone who’s reached the pinnacle of the modelling industry — still has to deal with this, we can’t imagine what it’s like for an up-and-comer.
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