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Kate Moss is always ready to have her picture taken (she is, after all, a supermodel).
And any celeb who grabs lunch The Ivy in West Hollywood, Calif., knows there's a pretty good chance they'll be blinded by the flashing lights of ever-present paparazzi waiting outside. On Wednesday, however, an unexpected gust of wind took the famously photographed fashionista by surprise, nearly causing a wardrobe malfunction.
The blond beauty's summery black dress was fitted at the top but billowed into a knee-length, bubble skirt bottom. When the wind caused Kate's skirt to fly up in a very Marilyn Monroe moment, she delicately held down the front while the end flew back behind her.
The 39-year-old mom of one handled the near wardrobe malfunction in a ladylike manner, not giving anyone too much of an eyeful. Her model body is, however, what launched her into an international icon, and she's not shy about showing it off these days.
In a recent interview with Allure's August 2013 issue, she explains that earlier in her career, she wasn't completely confident in her looks. "I didn't like my flat chest," she said. "I was like, 'Oh, I'm going to have a tit job.' Can you imagine?"
"I used to be so scared about, 'Oh, I don't want to show my body,'" she says of posing nude in her younger years. "Now that I've shown it, it doesn't bug me about my moles, or 'This isn't big enough' and 'That's not smooth enough.'"
She's even pretty chill about her tan lines. "I don't mind a bikini bottom. My husband [Jamie Hince] likes lines on the bum—men like white bums, like a frame," she said. "I don't do it on the boobs, though—I try not to have a white boob."
But in her teenage years, she wasn't sure about her looks. "I wasn't the prettiest girl in class," she reminisced to the New York Times. "No breasts, short legs, gangly teeth. I didn't think I was model material, that's for sure."
"I think they're all right, my looks, now," told the paper last year, when she was 38. "But I've never seen myself as sexy or a side of myself that boys would like."
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What has always bugged her—and still does today—are the persistent claims that she was ever into drugs or suffering from an eating disorder.
"The heroin, I was like, 'Oh, it's ridiculous. I know I don't do heroin.' Just because I wear a bit of black eyeliner that's smudged...'" she said. "But the anorexic thing was a lot more upsetting, to be held responsible for somebody's illness. I wasn't anorexic."
She has, perhaps inadvertently, been idolized for her thinness by some. She sparked controversy back in 2009 for saying one of her life mottos was, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." The mantra was reportedly plastered across "pro-ana" (pro-anorexic) sites where women and men idolize pin-thin women and share tips on how to attain similar figures through anorexic eating and exercise habits.
Just remember, ladies and gentlemen, that happy and healthy is what's truly beautiful!