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Heidi Mount in Chanel
April 6, 1987
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)|
Heidi Mount (née Whitworth, born April 6, 1987) is an American fashion model. She has walked the runways of internationally acclaimed fashion houses like Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta, Sonia Rykiel, Versace, and Valentino. She has appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Prada, and Bally.
Mount was born Heidi Whitworth in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mount was discovered at age 12 at a Britney Spears concert with her mother and her sister. Heidi's mother's name is Jennifer and her father is Clark. She also has four siblings: brothers Justin, Mark, Jared, and sister Bailee.
Mount began her modeling career in 2003, signing with Ford Models. Her debut on the international scene was in Yohji Yamamoto's Spring 2004 collection. Her career jumpstarted from there, and she posed for campaigns such as Frankie Morello and Armani Jeans. In 2007, she married hairstylist Shawn Mount and had a son, Liam, taking a short break from modeling.
Mount returned to the modeling world in September 2007, signing with IMG Models, and returning to runways for the Spring 2008 season, walking for designers like Shiatzy Chen, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. A year later, she replaced Claudia Schiffer as the face of Chanel for Spring 2009, as well as opening and closing its fashion show. She also embraced the Spring 2009 campaigns for Alexander McQueen, ckOne, and Gap.
In an interview with the New York Times, Mount said the inspiration for her career was Christie Brinkley. At Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief runway show for The White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds for mothers in Haiti, she modeled a Tracey Reese dress that sold for 150 dollars. She has appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Alexander McQueen, GAP, Bally, Armani, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Barneys, MaxMara, H&M, Hazzys, and Moschino. She has appeared in editorials for Italian Marie Claire, W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, V Magazine, Vanity Fair, Numéro, I-D Magazine, and Russian, Chinese, German, Italian, and Japanese Vogue.
Mount married hairstylist Shawn Mount in 2007. They separated in 2010, and divorced in 2013. The couple has one son, Liam. On June 2017 Mount had her second child, a girl named Scout Alexandra McArdle.