The 29-year-old Italian beauty told New York Magazine that on the set of the 2010 Pirelli calendar shoot, which was photographed by Karl Lagerfield, the designer told her she had ‘a butt like a goddess, and that I shouldn’t ruin it!’
Mr Lagerfield apparently said he thought the other girls at the shoot were ‘too fit,’ she said, adding: ‘I have not done one exercise in my whole life.’
God-given gift: Supermodel Bianca Balti (pictured) has confessed that she never exercises, because Karl Lagerfield once told her she had ‘a butt like a goddess, and that I shouldn’t ruin it!’
Heeding Mr Lagerfield’s advice, the supermodel said that to prepare for this year’s calendar – which is famous for featuring nude and semi-nude women – she simply got a pedicure and shaved her legs.
The highly-anticipated calendar, which was shot this year by Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh, brings together the world’s most beautiful women in a series of artistic photos.
In the lead-up to the calendar’s November release, the company released a sneak peak of its 50th anniversary photo shoot.
Models featured in the calendar include Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova and Miranda Kerr.
Wise words: Heeding Mr Lagerfield’s advice, the supermodel (left, in May, and right, in 2012) said that to prepare for this year’s Pirelli Calendar shoot, she simply got a pedicure and shaved her legs
44-year-old Helena Christensen also appears alongside Alek Wek, Miranda Kerr and Isabeli Fontana.
Ms Balti’s first notable fashion campaign was for Dolce & Gabanna’s light blue fragrance.
In the ads, she strikes a pose atop a boat wearing a white bikini, with the bright blue Mediterranean ocean in the background.
The five-foot-ten model has a six-year-old daughter with her ex-husband, Italian photographer Christian Lucidi, whom she split from in 2009.
In 2011, she was romantically linked to musician Francesco Mele, from Sardinia.
Judging by the sneak peek from the 2014 calendar, this year’s shoot is significantly less raunchy than previous ones.
In one of the shots, the supermodels are dressed in oversized sweaters and black stilettos.
Another shows them donning long white button-downs that tastefully show off their legs.
In a behind-the-scenes video, photographer Peter Lindbergh explains the logic behind this year’s more conservative shoot.
‘I’m not so interested in shooting nudes,’ he says. ‘The most horrible word in my vocabulary is sexy.’
In an interview with ET.com, Karolina Kurkova explains that all of the models featured on the shoot have been in Pirelli calendars before.
‘In these pictures, it’s not about the clothes we wear, the makeup and hair,’ she says.
‘It’s just about seeing us as women and our experiences, and I think that really comes through.’