Supermodel Heidi Klum Reflects on Career, Encourages Followers to Chase Their Dreams

The TV host shared an inspirational message on Instagram and TikTok.
Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum.

Heidi Klum first graced the SI Swimsuit Issue in 1998, when she landed the publication’s cover after posing for photographer Robert Erdmann in the Maldives. The 50-year-old model returned to the magazine each year through 2002 and made additional appearances in ’04, ’06, ’08 and ’14. Over the years, she’s traveled to Greece, Hawai’i, Argentina and more with the publication.

In addition to her legendary work with SI Swimsuit, Klum has graced countless other magazine covers, a fact she reminded her 11.1 million Instagram followers of on Monday. Klum created a collage of covers throughout her career thus far, including Vogue, Self, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. She also shared an encouraging reminder with her fans to chase their personal goals no matter what.

“Don’t let anyone stop your dream,” the mom of four wrote in her caption. “I remember when people told me ‘Heidi Klum….you will never land on a magazine cover’ !!!! #FunTimes 😆😝😹🤭.”

Klum shared the same collage on TikTok, where plenty of her 2.1 million followers on the platform piped into the comments section to cheer her on.

“You are unbeatable Heidi, such a hard worker!” one person wrote.

“Look how far you’ve come!! Amazing heidiiii 💕,” someone else added.

“A true icon 😌,” another fan noted.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.