London: Supermodel Heidi Klum says she prefers to go topless during her beach vacations because she hates tan lines.
The 38-year-old Victoria`s Secret beauty was snapped sporting a number of different bikinis while on holiday with her family in Italy this summer but she says she`d rather go topless to achieve an even tan, Daily Express reported.
"I`m surprised you have a photo of me wearing a (bikini) top because... I don`t really like to wear tops because I hate tan lines. I maybe have like, four (bathing suit sets) with tops and bottoms and then I have like, 10 bottoms."
"My husband likes it when it`s all one colour. And I do too... You know, people in Italy (really) don`t care, they don`t care if you don`t have a top on," she said.
The mother-of-three says Americans aren`t so keen on her topless ways, revealing she once got scolded for baring all at a pool in Arizona.
"I do have to say they are more uptight here. I got in trouble once. In Phoenix. I was working there and I was laying by the pool, and obviously I have no top on, and I`m laying there sunbathing. And a security guy comes over and he goes, `Ma`am, you have to put your top back on because we`re having complaints," she added.