One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
No longer rocking braids, the German beauty stepped out in New York City on Monday looking as patriotic as ever in a red and white printed blouse and skinny jeans.
It's the perfect post-Independence Day outfit!
The only non-patriotic thing about the entire look was her maroon pumps and black Jimmy Choo bag, but we'll still give her a sartorial salute.
Keep on r-o-c-k-ing in the USA, Heidi!
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