Date: 25 Jul 2018
In her interview with the magazine, Heidi credited her body confidence to her German upbringing.
"I grew up in a very free environment with my parents. We’d go to nude beaches. We’re very open-minded, but you can’t say that about all Germans,' she explained.
'We didn’t have a lot of money, so we’d go camping a lot and my parents chose nude campsites, so nudity became normal for me. You stand out more if you cover up. And I loved it.'
She added: 'I grew up being very comfortable with my body and very free, and I tend to not wear a whole lot of swimsuit when I am sunbathing.
'So I usually go for a tie-string bikini, something that has less coverage, and if no one is around, I’ll wear only the bottom.'
The international supermodel also spoke about her size-inclusive swimwear line that launched in 2016.
'There hasn’t been a huge selection for curvier women in intimates or swim, so I put a large focus on it with my lines going up from a D to G cup size,' she said. 'Women who wear those sizes have been neglected by the industry, so I want to give them options.'
Heidi added: 'The fashion industry didn’t always accept or showcase all bodies, but that has changed. Even the idea of the ideal bikini body has changed. But I do feel we should be more supportive of each other.'
'There hasn’t been a huge selection for curvier women in intimates or swim, so I put a large focus on it with my lines going up from a D to G cup size,' she told Ocean Drive. 'Women who wear those sizes have been neglected by the industry, so I want to give them options'
This is the eighth time Klum has graced the cover of Ocean Drive.
She first landed the front page spread back in 1998 when she was a mere 25 years old.