Heidi Albertsen is one of the distinguished international models in America. The Danish model has been a main attraction in several campaigns for fashion brands like La Perla, Victoria’s Secret, L’Oreal and Roberto Cavalli among others and has graced the covers of numerous publications. Her career took a fast stride after her win at the Elite Model Look competition in 1993 when she was seventeen. Born on September 1, 1976, Heidi has since then gone on to become an illustrious celebrity in the entertainment and fashion industry with several years of high profile modeling credits under her belt.
Heidi is a successful model with international credits now but like any other human being she has had her share of life problems. Born and raised in the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen, she was troubled with body image during her early years. Body issues like eczema and overweight figure caused her to become bullied in school. She was motivated enough to get over the issues and try her hands at modeling. In 1993 she entered and conquered the Elite Model Management’s international model hunt, Elite Model Look and has been an international model since then. Before she earned her living as a model, she had held several jobs. When she was ten she used to be a delivery girl and as she grew older she started working as a dishwasher and salesgirl.
Heidi’s journey in modeling began in Manhattan. She also continued to educate herself while she was a model. She attended the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York City and Hunter College. She has also studied at the City University of New York, Art Students League of New York and Parsons The New School for Design. Her popularity ensured her the covers of magazines like Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Harper’s Bazzar, Vanity Fair and M! among others. She was seen in advertisements for La Perla, Guess and L’Oreal and became a familiar face in television on channels like Fox News, Oxygen, E-Channel, MTV and Good Morning America. She has campaigned for Armani, American Express, Clairol, Neutrogena, Vera Wang and Comme des Garcons. She has been photographed by Nicole Miller, Albert Watson, Antoine Verglas and Fabrizio Ferri. As an actress she appeared in National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage and Zoolander starring Ben Stiller. Her expertise in modeling and beauty was put to use during the Miss Universe event in 2005. She joined the panel of judges at the international beauty pageant in Thailand. In 2004, she had also been a judge for the Elite Model Look pageant in 1994 which was organized in Ibiza. The event that fueled her career featured her as a judge for many of its competitions in the latter half of the 1990s. She has judged the competitions internationally in Denmark and Indonesia. She was seen as a celebrity contestant on the Danish version of the cooking completion MasterChef in 2011. She re-appeared on the show for MasterChef Denmark All-Stars in 2013.
The fashion model has a penchant for rock climbing. She joined Breadshears as a part of which she conquered the 5895m high Kilimanjaro in 2000. She climbed the mountain twice in 2000. She also associates herself with charities through which she takes part in helping children. She is an ambassador to the Life Project for Africa which helps in enriching the lives of people in Africa. She has also worked with Lower Eastside Service Center for programs like Pregnant Women and Infants Program and Bridge2Life.
Heidi Albertsen has achieved monumental success over the years as an international model. Her stardom which stemmed from the Elite Model Look win during her teenage years is growing with passing years and she has been able to attain a veteran status in modeling.