Heide Lindgren: International supermodel

Don’t get Heide Lindgren wrong.

She loves playing dress-up in the latest designer fashions, including her current stint as the face of Guess by Marciano. She digs that her passport has stamps from more than 15 countries, from Greece and Sweden to Panama and Portugal. And she appreciates, more than anything, how far her skyrocketing career has come in the decade since landing her first paid modeling gig for a Sears catalog.

But if one thing drives the Boca native batty about her profession, especially given her own work ethic, it’s the randomness of it all. It’s that doing A and B in the world of modeling doesn’t lead to C.

“No matter how hard you work, no matter what agency you’re with, there is no guarantee that you’re going to get to where you want to go,” says Lindgren, whose father, Jack, has spent more than 30 years at Lindgren-Pitman, the Pompano-based business that manufactures commercial/recreational fishing equipment. “There are women who don’t care, and they’re so successful. And then there are girls who kill themselves and just can’t make it. There is no science to it.”

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