Days after Melanie “Mel B” Brown cleared up rumors about her decision to seek treatment for PTSD, the singer continued her work as an America’s Got Talent judge.
While it has been a challenging week for Brown, the former Spice Girl can count on her AGT co-workers to have her back.
“I am her friend, I have been for many years. If she needs my help I’ve always offered it to her and she can come and chat with me,” Heidi Klum told PEOPLE.
The supermodel stressed the importance of having a support network, explaining, “You know, you need to have your girlfriends when you’re going through hard times. I’m here to help her with whatever she needs.”
Heidi Klum kicked off the July 4th holiday at an epic poolside dance party in Atlantic City — and she served up some bikini styling tricks in the process.
The model joined DJ Kaskade for an epic two-hour set on Saturday at the grand opening of the Ocean Resort Casino HQ2 Beach Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey, wearing a pink-and-yellow striped bikini from her eponymous Heidi Klum Swim collection. And while she was at the pool, she styled the swimsuit like she was hitting the catwalk.
Klum teamed her bikini with a highlighter yellow Juan Carlos Obando silky duster jacket and matching pants, plus earrings and bangles courtesy of Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira Jewels and sky-high Casadei sandals.
“I’ve never been to a party like this before,” Klum told PEOPLE at the event. “It’s so much fun. Everyone is so sweaty and everyone is having such a good time. We’ve been dancing non stop for the past two hours.”
While Klum credits her complexion to drinking lots of water, Mario Bodesco face moisturizer and sunscreen, she said there is one beauty product she can’t live without: mascara.
“Out of all the makeup products mascara is the most important, because as women we also talk with our eyes.”
The model, who recently posed topless for Ocean Drive magazine, said she doesn’t do anything extra to prepare for photo shoots.
“My confidence comes from realizing that we only have one life, and we have to enjoy this life that we have,” she said. “It doesn’t do it any good when you’re older one day and then you regret not doing all the things that you want to do.”
Heidi Klum exudes confidence with everything she does, and the supermodel has her free-spirited parents to thank for her body positive mindset.
“I grew up in a very free environment with my parents. We’d go to nude beaches. We’re very open-minded, but you can’t say that about all Germans. We didn’t have a lot of money, so we’d go camping a lot and my parents chose nude campsites, so nudity became normal for me,” Klum told Ocean Drive for the magazine’s 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue, where she goes topless on the cover and wears only a pair of her Heidi Klum Swim bikini bottoms. “I loved it.”
Now at 45 years old, Klum continues to embrace her less-is-more swimsuit style philosophy every chance she gets.
“I tend to not wear a whole lot of swimsuit when I am sunbathing. So I usually go for a tie-string bikini, something that has less coverage, and if no one is around, I’ll wear only the bottom,” Klum told the magazine. “I grew up being very comfortable with my body and very free.”
And because of Klum’s passion for swimwear, creating her own swim line two years ago, Heidi Klum Swim, was a natural fit for the star (she owns a lingerie brand, Heidi Klum Intimates, too). Her main goal: offering an array of pieces that can work for women of any size.
“There hasn’t been a huge selection for curvier women in intimates or swim, so I put a large focus on it with my lines going up from a D to G cup size,” she said. “Women who wear those sizes have been neglected by the industry, so I want to give them options.”
Klum also won’t stop stripping down to her bikini (or birthday suit!) anytime soon, and urges other women not to let the aging process bring them down.
“I see it like this: we only have on life. This is our life right now and and our moment, and our moment shouldn’t be over after a certain age. There’s not a time frame for only being able to wear a certain thing or to be in love, to go out,” she told Ocean Drive. “Thirty years old is not the cap and then you have to hide yourself and not go dancing anymore.”