Heidi Klum isn't "searching for a fountain of youth" and is "embracing" her age.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

The 44-year-old supermodel - who is known for her youthful looks - doesn't believe in holding onto the past and is content with getting older and how her body will change.

She said: "My nose would grow like Pinocchio's if I said that I didn't feel some pressure about ageing, as I am constantly asked about it. I'm in the public eye, and there's more scrutiny because of that. I can look at photos of when I was 24, and of course I am going to look different now at 44 and having had four children - but, again, it's about being comfortable with yourself and what you see in the mirror. I'm not trying to hold on to the past or searching for a fountain of youth. We are all going to age, so I'm trying to embrace that, but not without a bit of a fight. If I could go back in time, I would appreciate each moment more. When I was younger, I was always looking ahead and how to get there faster. Now I wish I had really been more present during each moment to fully enjoy and savour them."

And Heidi - who has Helene, 13, Henry, 12, Johan, 11, and Lou, eight - thinks confidence is "sexy".

She told Maxim magazine: "Confidence is sexy. There's something alluring about a person that just seems at ease and comfortable with themselves. It's something we should all strive for."

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