I`m very lucky. As I get a lot of role because of my name as a model and I probably wouldn`t have got them without it. You have to make the best of your situation.
Michael J. Fox is a great, sexy, funny, short man. I had so much fun on that show ("Spin City" (1996)). There was this scene where we were lying in bed together after sex. But instead of having a cigarette, I start yodeling, because I`m German, see? He kept making me laugh, we were cracking up.
"Going blonde is like buying yourself a light bulb!"
"I believe that when you put a smile out there, you get a smile back."
When I came to America, I was really into all the things people eat here. . . . People called me Muffin because I would eat muffins all the time.
Well, I was already so happy being chosen to do the issue itself, that when I got on the cover, it was even more of a surprise and even more amazing to me.
I danced for 15 years of my life. Which was my love and my passion.
Because I`m on the runway with some of the best models in the industry.
I go and train with a personal trainer.
There`s many more things I want to do.
But all the money in the world cannot make you happy either, so there has to be a balance.
A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me.
I never went to a modeling school, and I don`t suggest to anybody that they go to a modeling school.
I like basketball, and I`ve been to three games, which is so much more fun than seeing it on TV, I think.
People always starve themselves, and then they get hungry, and then they eat the wrong things, like chips or cookies or whatever they can grab.
Being a Victoria`s Secret model, which was always my dream.
For me, my business is my business and my house is my house. I don`t want the public in my house.
Well, I was going to school in Germany. And in my free time I was dancing.
I like to dream, but I like to make things happen.
The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it`s Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria`s Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.
I love painting.
So everyone has that problem, models have that problem, too.
I always try to make my things happen.
Fashion is a very particular world, as you know.
I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.
I represent more the healthy, happy, curvy, strong woman. And that sounds much healthier to me than being 80 pounds and skinny as a bean.
I have to say that there are a lot of models that I work with that are very good friends of mine. And that it`s sometimes like a little family.
I don`t have my name on anything that I don`t really do.
And I`ve been overseas to Bali, the Maldives, Hong Kong, Australia, which are all major long flights, all in one year. And then I go to Europe a lot.
But I think the most important thing is to find the love of your life and have fun in love. And enjoy and appreciate what comes to you.
Sometimes I travel twice a week by plane.
But I also want to have a family with children one day, which is very important to me.
A woman is a woman!
We start early in the morning with hair and makeup. It depends what time of the year it is. In the summertime we start at 5:30 in the morning.
So to get back to being intimidated, yes, you get intimidated when you`re on the runway with Naomi Campbell, who is the best runway model in the world.
I actually eat a lot.
There`s all different types of models, and there`re also plus models as well. But the majority is skinny. And it`s controlled by the fashion industry.