Still smoking hot! Heidi Klum, 44, lights a cigarette as she slips into a two-piece to join the bikini-clad crowd of Next Top Model wannabes on the beach in Puerto Rico this week

At 44 she’s surely more than twice their age.

But these wannabe models can only dream of a career to match that of Heidi Klum, who at 44 is still one of the world’s most easily recognizable models.

Luckily the German-born beauty is planning to help this crowd of bikini-clad beauties, in her role as the host of Germany’s Next Top Model.

This is how you do it! Heidi has worked hard to maintain the figure that made her famous, and it shows

The veteran slipped back into her two-piece to join the crowd of young beauties as they filmed the talent show on the golden beaches of the Caribbean.

While Heidi was there to mentor her young proteges, she also showed them just how it’s done – strutting her stuff and gleefully running into the waves.

The beauty’s professionalism seemed to impress the contestants, who attempted to replicate her poses during a photoshoot in their matching white bikinis.

How’s it looking back there? The mother-of-four checks out her behind

That’s better: The superstar readjusts her bikini, ready for more pictures

Wannabe: They might be half her age, but Heidi has more than two decades of experience to draw on

That’s one dirty habit: Although 5ft 9 Heidi looked the picture of health and wellness in her swimwear, she nonetheless puffed on a cancer-causing cigarette as she relaxed between filming commitments Workmates: Heidi is pictured with her fellow judge Michael Michalsky

Although 5ft 9 Heidi looked the picture of health and wellness in her swimwear, she nonetheless puffed on a cancer-causing cigarette as she relaxed between filming commitments.

Heidi certainly seemed to be enjoying herself, chatting, smiling and at one point running into the water.

The group were photographed as they filmed one of the first episodes of the German show on a beach in the Dominican Republic.

 

Meeting the next generation: Heidi certainly seemed to be enjoying herself, chatting and smiling

Drink up: The models all sipped on drinks as they enjoyed the sunny location

Colleagues: Heidi enjoyed a tipple as she took a break from working the cameras

Fellow judges Thomas Mayo and Michael Michalsky could also be seen, along with the crew.

Making the most of their beachside location, the group also filmed another scene following an outfit change.

Supermodel Heidi, who has been consistently in the spotlight since she first rose to fame in 1992, wore a stylish shimmering dress, showing plenty of cleavage.

The mother-of-four certainly seemed to be enjoying her day at work, even playfully grabbing her co-host Thomas’ behind as they worked together.

Outfit two: Making the most of their beachside location, the group also filmed another scene following an outfit change

Wait for me! Heidi’s co-judge Thomas Mayo races after her as she walks along the sand

Catching up: The two chatted animatedly during their stroll Got you! The mother-of-four certainly seemed to be enjoying her day at work, even playfully grabbing her co-host Thomas’ behind as they worked together

Away from the cameras Heidi is currently single, following her recent split from toyboy lover Vito Schnabel.

She parted ways with the 31-year-old art dealer in September after three years together and told People magazine: ‘I believe that it is important to take time to pause and reflect.’

Meanwhile, Heidi previously revealed she still has a good relationship with her ex-husband Seal.

The duo were married from 2005 until 2014, and Heidi admitted it was important they maintained good relations for the sake of their children.

Single lady: The America’s Got Talent judge – who has sons Johan, 10, and Henry, 11, and daughters Lou, seven, and Leni, 13, with her singer ex Seal – broke up with boyfriend Vito Schnabel in September

The America’s Got Talent judge – who has sons Johan, 10, and Henry, 11, and daughters Lou, seven, and Leni, 13, with the singing star – explained: ‘It’s never really easy, I guess, when you break up.

‘There was probably a reason for it and it kind of takes its time but then, you know, we’re always there for our children and always will be. You always make it work. You just do.’

Heidi even admitted her son Henry looks like the singer.

She shared: ‘My boys are very sexy. They’re very young and I probably shouldn’t say that, that they’re sexy.

‘Henry looks like Seal and I think Seal is very hot and very handsome. He looks just like his dad – he has this little gap here in his teeth.’

She’s got that Heidi feeling: Working with the world famous model had clearly inspired this fun loving pair Channeling their inner Heidi: The bikini-clad contestants copied their mentor’s lead by taking a dip for the camera Model mayhem: the large group of beauties crowded onto the beach ahead of their shoot