About Heide

I’ve been a model for almost 20 years. I’ve done Guess Campaigns, I’ve been on the cover of GQ and French Playboy and…I’ve not worked. And not worked. I’ve panicked over “What am I doing wrong? Why am I not working?” Through all of that, I’ve learned to build up a whole life that both supplements my modeling career and has prepared me for life beyond it. (I’ve also learned how to put on an air of “having it all together.”)

I’m currently a student at Columbia University, studying psychology with the goal of pursuing a Clinical PhD upon graduation. I work as a research assistant in Professor Nim Tottenham’s Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab and I’ve recently embarked on my own personal health journey (nutrition, fitness AND mental health) which has already been stacked with highs and lows. I’ll be sharing as many of those as I can on here.

More than anything, I’m seeking a way to rediscover some JOY in my life by not taking myself (or life in general) so dang seriously. I believe this is going to take a lot of work, a lot of trial and error, and the guts to really try anything. So, if you decide to join me in this space, I hope you’ll share your experiences as well! Community has never been my strength (more on that here), but why can’t today be Day 1 on my (or your!) road to change? I hope to connect and to hear your stories too.

Much gratitude,