Heidi Klum shares striking teenage photo from 1992
Heidi Klum shared a striking photo with fans on Twitter of herself as a teenager, shortly after she was discovered, looking barely recognizable.
"Wow! Check out this picture from 1992. One of my very first photo shoots," Klum Tweeted on April 19, adding, "This is my original hair color!"
In the photo (pictured above), Klum has long chestnut brown hair and she is wearing a pale yellow and white gown with a sheer lace bodice and a full, taffeta skirt, while posing on a bed surrounded by stuffed animals and dolls.
Klum, now 38, was discovered in a national contest called Model 92. She was chosen as the winner on April 29, 1992, beating out of 25,000 contestants and received a contract with Metropolitan Models New York.
The German supermodel recently posed nude for Allure magazine's May issue and told the beauty publication that she is glad that she hasn't had any plastic surgery.
"I'm proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven't done anything," Klum said in her interview. "Everyone has a view of what's pretty and what's not pretty, and [surgery] just doesn't look pretty to me."
She added, "Especially when I see it on really young girls. I don't want to name names, but it's like, Wow, I remember you five years ago, looking to me so beautiful, and now it's like... who is this person?"
Klum officially filed for divorce from husband Seal in early April. The couple announced their split on January 22. Klum cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, OnTheRedCarpet.com has confirmed. The German supermodel and "Project Runway" host is seeking joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their four children, with visitation rights for Seal, whose real name is Henry Samuels.
Klum and the 49-year-old British "Kiss From A Rose" singer share two sons - Henry, 6, and Johan, 5, and daughter Lou, 2. Klum is also mother to 7-year-old Leni, whose father is Klum's ex-boyfriend Flavio Briatore. The supermodel and Seal began a relationship in 2004, when she was still pregnant with her daughter and the singer later adopted the child.
Seal filed his own divorce papers on April 10 and is seeking joint physical custody of the four children, including daughter Leni, from Klum's previous relationship.