Claudia Schiffer is a German supermodel who had one of the longest and most successful modeling careers of all time. The 49-year-old may have been around the block a few times, but she’s still going strong. Here, MusicSnake Magazine put together a list of top 8 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the model.

Number One: Claudia Schiffer Is Fluent in 3 Languages. You probably know that she has beauty, but she also has brains! The model is fluent in German, English, and French.

Number Two: The Model Preferred Dressing in Boy Clothes. Whenever Claudia Schiffer would wear something new, she would get comments about it and didn’t like that. For this reason, the model borrowed clothes from the neighbor boy and wore baggy pants and sweaters instead.

Number Three: Schiffer Was Almost a Lawyer. She is the daughter of a lawyer, and in fact, Claudia wanted to be a lawyer until she was spotted in a Dusseldorf nightclub and subsequently signed to be a model.

Number Four: Her Engagement Ring Is the Only Thing The Model Wears to Bed. This is because Schiffer really loves it. 

Number Five: The supermodel Got Her Ears Pierced for a Campaign. She did not grow up with pierced ears. In fact, Schiffer didn’t get her ears pierced until she was part of a campaign that required her to wear earrings in ’06.

Number Six: She Discovered Freedom of Style in Paris. When Claudia moved to Paris, from a small Germany town, she felt incredibly liberated about walking down the street in any clothes she wanted. It was the first time she felt she could express herself with clothes.

Number Seven: Claudia Has Her Own Cashmere Collection. She launched an eponymous cashmere collection in ’11 during Paris Fashion Week. Her collection is sold all around the world in department stores and classy boutiques, and the model holds the title of creative director.

Number Eight: The Model Thinks Older Women Are More Attractive. Though Claudia Schiffer was aware that one day she would be considered “too old” for the industry, she thinks that older women are often times more appealing than younger ones. This is because they have spent a long time working on their bodies.

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