Heidi Klum was told she was “too curvy” to be a model.

The 48-year-old beauty had a hugely successful career but admitted that she was told when she first started out in 1992 that she would never make it in the industry.

She told Body + Soul from Australia: When I started in 1992, people said, ‘Oh no, you’re way too curvy.’ I wasn’t thin enough for anyone. “

And Heidi is thrilled that so much has changed in the almost 30 years that she has worked as a model.

She said, “There are so many different people out there and they should all be able to see each other in the campaigns and on the catwalks.”

Meanwhile, Heidi’s daughter Leni, 17, is following in her footsteps by becoming a model, but Heidi previously revealed that the most important advice she has for the teen is to make sure she never does anything they don’t would like to.

She said, “I said to her, at the end of the day, you have to be happy with yourself. And don’t do anything you don’t want to do. It’s okay to say no. You don’t always have to please guys. But I am always with Leni. And she has a very good head on her shoulders. “

Heidi – who in addition to Leni also has Henry (15), Johan (14) and Lou (11) with her ex-husband Seal – also praised her daughter for taking charge of her career and said she was “like that many things in itself “. The administration”.

She said, “She enjoys it. She’s not afraid of cameras because she always comes to my sets and shows. She’s pretty strong in the sense that she plays with it!

“I’ve helped her with deals and she has so many things in the pipeline. It’s really exciting. She does the things I’ve always dreamed of! “