Heidi Klum says lingerie is vital now she is older.
The 42-year-old supermodel, who landed her first modelling contract after winning the 'Model 92' contest in 1992 in Germany, has admitted that underwear has become much more "important" to her wardrobe since she hit 30 and had four children; sons Henry, 10, and Johan, nine, with ex-husband Seal, and daughters, Leni, 11, and Lou, six.
Speaking to Vogue magazine the blonde beauty said, "With lingerie the older you get the more important it becomes. In your twenties you don't even really need to wear a bra, because everything is standing by itself, but later - and after four kids - lingerie becomes more important than before.
"Does it matter that you're a little bit more wrinkly or have aged?"
However, the America's Got Talent judge, who was the first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel, is not negative about ageing and still confidently flaunts a taught slender frame as she continues to model her lingerie brand Heidi Klum Intimates, which she doesn't intend to stop doing anytime soon.
She explained, "I feel very fortunate every year that I get to be older. I don't think that getting older is a negative thing either.
When asked if she will hand over the reins of her Heidi Klum Intimates to see another figure lead the campaigns, she said, "I think, when the time comes, I probably will say, 'Maybe someone else can shoot it this time,' but at the moment it's still a lot of fun."
Heidi is set to expand on her collection later this year with an additional swimwear range.