Happy birthday, Heidi Klum! The German-born supermodel-turned-businesswoman turns 41 today. While Klum is known for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers and her 13-year-run as the first German Victoria's Secret Angel, modeling is far from her only talent. The mother of four is a designer (have you seen her colorful collection for New Balance?), host of Project Runway, and a judge on America's Got Talent. Klum has definitely come a long way since her days as a curious 9-year-old experimenting with makeup, as seen on the mogul's Instagram. In fact, every week, Klum posts throwback photos from her early days as a model, giving us a glimpse into her life, pre-Angel wings and intricate Halloween costumes.
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"I call this the pretzel pose," Heidi Klum captions on Instagram.
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The brunette-born beauty gives a smoldering look.
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"I loved being pregnant. To all you pregnant ladies out there, enjoy this time!" the model says of her pregnancy shoot.
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"Skipping into spring time," the model captions her photo.
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Klum shows off her silly side at a photo shoot.
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This snapshot, says Klum, was taken over 20 years ago.
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"Feeling pouty," captions Klum.
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A fresh-faced Klum relaxes on the beach.
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A 13-year-old Klum opts for an all-pink ensemble-highlights and lips included.
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The then nine-year-old
Klum experiments with makeup and two-tone hair. A budding fashionista!