Kimora Lee Simmons walks the runway at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fall 2010 Fashion Show on February 11, 2010 in New York City. The heart awareness event was an encouraging reminder for the mom of three as to the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle.


“…A lot of people have asked me lately, ‘how did you get your body back,’ and I’m thinking, ‘I don’t have my body back — I’m just doing the best I can!’ I’ve always been the type of woman to embrace my curves. We’re not all a picture perfect size 2. I’m all about loving what you have and being healthy, which is the message behind the Red Dress Project. [Heart Disease] is extremely preventable on many fronts, by eating right and exercising and not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight — which doesn’t mean you’ll be a size 2!”

Kimora says she stresses the importance of healthy eating with her daughters Ming,10, and Aoki ,7.

“I’m showing them about good carbs, like quinoa and brown rice, as opposed to cupcakes. And a great bowl of oatmeal will start the day as opposed to white toast. I like them to be very aware of their bodies and their own health — I think that’s very important and a lot of time young kids don’t really know about their health as much as they should.”

As for her Valentine’s Day plans, Kimora says that she will be “hanging out with my hubby[Djimon Hounsou]. He’s gearing up to do several movies overseas… so we just kind of want to enjoy our Valentine’s Day and share a glass of wine (which could also help in lowering heart disease in moderation, Kimora points out). We’re in a very happy place, we’re very happy with our family. Valentine’s Day will probably be with the kids and Valentine’s Day night will probably be for ourselves, unless [I] have a screaming 8 month old. We’ll just have to see…”


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