07/26/2013 09:02 am ET

Heidi Klum Admits Topless Bora Bora Photo Was Taken By Her Mom

Heidi Klum and her mother are clearly very close, because her mom was the one who snapped those sexy beach photos that have been appearing on Klum's social media pages recently, including the topless one taken in Bora Bora.

The 40-year-old has been making headlines lately for posting an array of risque vacation photos to her Twitter and Instagram accounts. Klum recently revealed those pics -- including a topless pose and a bare-bottom shot -- were photographed by her mom, Erna.

"The photographer was my mom," Klum told "Extra" when discussing the topless Bora Bora shot taken last week that showed the smiling "America's Got Talent" judge hugging a palm tree. "I took the same photo of my mom, but she was wearing a bathing suit... I grew up running around topless and I still do."

As for those July 4th photos taken in the Bahamas that show her sunburnt butt and her scintillating silhouette against an ocean backdrop, she has her family to thank for those as well.

“You will be surprised when you hear that my mom takes most of the photos,” she told "Access Hollywood" Wednesday. “Yeah, my mom and dad. They were on holiday. Yes, so my mom can take some good photos.”

“And I’m European," she added. "I don’t like wearing tops. And I don’t like tan lines.”



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