Heidi Gets Down to Business
How do you deal with the ebbs and flows of your career?
"I don't count on anything, but I also don't dwell on things, like 'oh my god things are going so well, let's hope nothing happens.' I'm appreciative. We live in a beautiful house, we have three beautiful children, my parents are still around and are a part of our lives…I have the most wonderful husband and I'm very proud of him. Those things are all important. We just live our lives."
Do you feel like you're limitless in terms of what could be next?
"I'm happy with the way things are right now. Sometimes you have to be in the moment…I think everyone expects you to go to the next thing, but sometimes you don't know what the next thing is. There are always things in the plans, I don't know if they'll all come true. Project Runway was an idea that we worked on for a year and a half before people knew about it. You don't know what happens, there's never a guarantee. You don't know if someone buys amp#91;your showamp#93; and takes it and backs it and wants it. We could have been in and then out the next day too."
How do you feel like Project Runway has changed your opportunities?
"Television is just a completely different animal. I thought I was doing well in my field because of Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated. I've done plenty of covers. I made a good living, in Germany too: I was starting to make jewelry, shoes, and clothing. I've done many different things and it was going very well. amp#91;But when you're inamp#93; this whole television world, you just realize how many people watch TV and recognize you because of that. I would have never been nominated for an Emmy or co-hosted the Emmys. It's a whole other animal."
Are there other businesses ventures you want to tackle?
"There are always things. I still get excited being on the cover again. I love when I do crazy editorial things. This is how my business started. I didn’t start making money doing Victoria’s Secret, so I still love doing that kind of stuff, shooting with edgy, weird photographers in some crazy clothing where you look nothing like you. But in terms of goals, you always have to have a goal. I always have a list. I would like to direct my own TV show. I have ideas and as much as I’m involved in Project Runway now, I would love to do one from front to back. Sometimes you see things differently and you want to have a shot at it."