Heidi Albertsen Biography
Heidi Albertsen is a Danish international model. She is a goodwill ambassador for Life Project for Africa, the Lower Eastside Service Center, and River keeper, on which she serves as a member of the organization’s Leadership Council.
Heidi Albertsen Age
Heidi Albertsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 1st September, 1976. As of 2018, she is 42 years.
Heidi Albertsen Early Life
She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She started working at the age of 10, her first job was delivering newspapers in her hometown of Copenhagen. She later worked as a dishwasher at a restaurant, a butcher shop, and also sold chocolate at a candy store.
As a young girl, she struggled with obesity and eczema, which resulted in bullying from her school peers. At 17, she was the winner of the 1993 Elite Model Look World Final, the annual fashion modeling contest held by Elite Model Management that attracts more than 350,000 participants every year from 800 cities in 70 countries across 5 continents.
Heidi Albertsen Education
While still continuing with modeling, between 2006 and 2010, she pursued part-time studies in New York City at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, Hunter College, and the City University of New York. She also attended Parsons The New School for Design and the Art Students League of New York.
Heidi Albertsen Husband|Is Heidi Albertsen Married
She is married to Darren Mercer and they have one son.
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Heidi Albertsen Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $950,000.
Heidi Albertsen Career
As a model, she has appeared in print and television advertisements throughout her career. Since the mid-1990s, she has had a presence in runway shows, magazines, films, and commercials around the world. She has been seen in and on the cover of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Shape, Woman, M!, and several fitness magazines.
She has been the featured model in numerous campaigns by La Perla, L’Oréal, Guess, Nicole Miller, Roberto Cavalli and Victoria’s Secret. She has appeared on Fox News, MTV, E-Channel, Oxygen, Good Morning America and other shows.
She has also worked for American Express, Armani, Comme des Garçons, Clairol, Dove, Fruit of the Loom, Neutrogena, and Vera Wang, among others.
In 2000, she was featured by Fitness magazine as Body of the Year. Still in that year, she was chosen by Breashears to be part of the team to climb Kilimanjaro, the world’s largest freestanding mountain in Tanzania, Africa. She completed the climb twice, the first time in June 2000 and the second in November 2000.
She has had appearances in judging modeling and beauty competitions, Between 1995 and 1999, she judged the Elite Model Look national competitions of Denmark, Indonesia, and Thailand, in 2005,she was a celebrity judge in the Miss Universe Pageant, which was held in Thailand and in the 1994 Elite Model Look World Final in Ibiza, Spain.
In 2011, she was a contestant on the Danish franchise of the television show MasterChef, which achieved the highest ratings among all MasterChef national franchises throughout Europe.
In November 2013, she appeared on Fox News and discussed her lifelong battle with eczema and her childhood obesity and wrote in detail about her regimen for curbing her eczema episodes.
For her charity works, she has served as a spokesperson for multiple charities that benefit abandoned children, children with HIV and AIDS, and the homeless. She is the chief ambassador and spokesperson for the Life Project for Africa, a non-profit organization that aims to save lives and benefit the impoverished in Africa through services that promote health, provide education, address poverty, and provide shelter to the homeless. She is also an ambassador and spokesperson for the Lower Eastside Service Center (LESC), a non-profit organization that aims to provide a full continuum of treatment and care for New Yorkers living with chemical dependency and mental health issues.
She advocates for the Pregnant Women and Infants Program, a program of the LESC created to meet the unmet needs of pregnant women with opiate addiction. She also advocates for Bridge2Life, an auxiliary of the LESC that aims to benefit inner-city children of families who are in recovery. Since 2013, she has volunteered as a goodwill ambassador for Riverkeeper, a non-profit environmental organization championed for decades by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as the watersheds that provide New York City with its drinking water. As of 2015 she has served and continues to serve as a member of the organization’s Leadership Council.
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