Supermodel Helena Christensen gave fans an inside look at a day of modeling—as well as her underwear drawer—in a recent Vogue Interview and find out what the supermodel wears underneath.
Christensen’s Supermodel Career
Christensen became famous after she was crowned Miss Denmark 1986. She decided to go into modeling after her pageant days. Christensen has appeared on covers Vogue, ElleAnd Harper’s Bazaar. Her campaigns included Chanel, Versace and Revlon ads.
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Others might remember her from her appearance in Chris Isaak’s 1990 hit, “Wicked Game.” The video was featured on MTV’s “Sexiest Video of All-Time” list, ranked #4 on VH1’s “50 Sexiest Video Moments” list, and ranked #13 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Videos” list.
The Model’s Surprising Preferred Style Of Underwear
The model recently collaborated with Coco de Mer, lingerie company, to share her views on underwear. “When I wear vintage underwear, I think of all the women who wore it before me,” She told Vogue. “And when I wear new pieces, I think of who will wear them later on in life. These little stories really resonate with me.”
However, silky lingerie isn’t Christensen’s preferred style of underwear. The supermodel revealed that she prefers high-waisted, cotton panties with a classic look. “Sometimes I go through an entire winter wearing the big old cotton ones you find in vintage stores in all different kinds of beautiful colors,” Christensen shared.
Christensen enjoys modeling more in her 50s
Helena Christensen, who still models today, appears on covers Vogue Italia French Elle, plus walking the runways for Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. Christensen admitted that while she still remembers her modeling days fondly, she finds modeling today more enjoyable.
“Everything was so frantic in my twenties that it was hard to actually stop and breathe and enjoy the surreal life,”She explained. “I was just living. I still have memories coming back to me now that are only just catching up.”
She also talked about the differences between modeling in the past and today. “It’s more in my head than physically, let’s put it that way,” Christensen shared. “I take good care of myself, I eat more or less healthy, I’m very physically active, I’m always out in nature. And I never give much thought to how many or how little clothes I’ve got on because I’ve been doing it for so long. It’s just me.”
Many might assume supermodels—especially former Victoria’s Secret models—would only sport high-end lingerie. However, Christensen’s love for bigger briefs proves that models are just like the rest of us.