Heidi Albertsen is a supermodel. She lives in New York City, New York, United States.
DS: How did you hear about Dailysingle? What are you expecting from being on the front page?
Heidi Albertsen: I heard about Dailysingle through my dear friend Peter Santoro who is writing this interview.
DS: What are the most memorable years of your life and what happened to make them so memorable?
Heidi Albertsen: Among my fondest memories are the days spent with my loving parents and the birth of my sweet brother. After winning the prestigious International Elite Model Look of the Year Award, I traveled alone to New York City from Copenhagen, Denmark when I was merely 17 years old. I was determined and tenacious.
I was not the most popular kid in school. However, that all changed when my weight came down and the braces were removed.
DS: Where were you born and where do you live now?
Heidi Albertsen: I was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. I now live in New York City where I continue to model. When I am not modeling, acting, writing my biography or attending art courses at university, I spend time volunteering for different charitable organizations and am inspired by how they make such positive and tangible differences in people’s lives. I devote countless hours of charitable foundation work to honorable organizations as Diamond Empowerment Fund ( www.diamondempowerment.org) which provides education for children in Africa, the Lower Eastside Service Center ( www.lesc.org) which offers an impressive array of services to those in need in the Greater New York Area and Life Project for Africa ( www.lifeprojectafrica.org) that supports a hospital for men, women and children living Tanzania, Africa. Although I am first to admit that New York City is an exciting city to be part of, I dream of one day living in a place in nature with a husband, children and animals.
DS: How would you best describe yourself?
Heidi Albertsen: I am fun, loving and down to earth.
DS: What is the compliment you most frequently get?
Heidi Albertsen: Most frequently I am told that I am generous with my time.
DS: How did you end-up being a supermodel?
Heidi Albertsen: As a child growing up in Denmark I was not the most popular kid in school. However, that all changed when my weight came down and the braces were removed. From that point on not only did my popularity increase, but it was then that I was strongly encouraged to enter the modeling world.
DS: Can you tell us more about your job?
Heidi Albertsen: As a young woman I had a variety of jobs. I delivered newspapers, sold chocolate in a candy store, was a dishwasher for a butcher and a dishwasher in a restaurant. Although my modeling career afforded me the opportunity to travel the world and meet some of the most exciting and interesting people possible, I am first to admit that modeling is not as glamorous as it appears to be. The days are very long and it’s not unusual for a typical day on a shoot to be 12 hours. Usually up 5:00AM and required to be on set the entire day. “Needless to say, looking as good as can be all day.” During a modeling shoot Lauren Hutton once told me personally to “work four times harder than anyone else and you will become a star.” I believe in eating a well balanced diet, getting lots of beauty sleep and drinking plenty of water.
DS: Let's talk more about you and your tastes. Any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time? Any thing you like and recommend?
Heidi Albertsen: I believe in living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle; one that combines fitness, beauty, strength and style. I was chosen by Breashears to be part of the team to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19,340 feet - the world’s largest freestanding mounting in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro, the Imax film, is still showing worldwide and educating people of all ages. I was also able to capture the beauty of the mountain and her spiritual experiences through sketches, painting, photography and filming my own documentary. It’s important to note: I climbed this mountain twice. There’s no doubt I enjoy my work and adventures as a part of my life experiences and I have always believed in keeping a positive mind, no matter what comes my way. I am a strong believer in God and keeps an open mind. When not working I am an active sportswoman. Amongst other things, I rock climb, water ski, run marathons and love tennis and golf and do yoga. One of my other joys in spending time with children of all ages.
DS: What is a typical week for Heidi Albertsen?
Heidi Albertsen: When not traveling my busy schedule consists of modeling, keeping in shape at the gym, going to the movies, dinners with friends and raising money for those in need.
DS: Some quick questions: What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Heidi Albertsen: Saying my prayers to God before having coffee.
DS: What is your favorite word?
Heidi Albertsen: Love – something I wish we had more of in the world.
DS: What it your favorite quotation? Or make your own for posterity...
Heidi Albertsen: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift and that is why we call it the present.
DS: What is your favorite "drug"?
Heidi Albertsen: Music. I can get lost in it!
The photo shoot
DS: What magic power would you like to have if you could choose one?
Heidi Albertsen: I would like to make the world a better place for us all.
DS: If not yourself, who would you be?
Heidi Albertsen: Oprah Winfrey because the world hears her and her influence makes a difference in peoples lives and then I would run as the first female president.
DS: What is in store for you? Any key projects for the next months? Anything you want to share? Can our readers help you with anything?
Heidi Albertsen: Much traveling for work and pleasure and continue to support for my favorite charities.
DS: Anything you want to add to close this interview?
Heidi Albertsen: The world may look at magazine covers and think of me as a Super Model, but if you understand that my biggest wish is to give back to others and help children in need, you might also recognize me as a Super-Person, or Earth-Angel. If everyone would give a little the world could be a much better place.
DS: Thank you Heidi Albertsen
Heidi Albertsen: God bless everyone!