During the 1980s, Elle Macpherson — aka “The Body” — was a fashion industry icon.

And now, Elle, 50, is opening up about her past supermodel days in a revealing new interview, admitting the job wasn’t always so glamorous!

“It was pretty toxic and iconic,” the mom-of-two confessed in a live appearance on Australia’s ‘The Project’ on Thursday, Jan. 22. “I was 20 and living in New York City and traveling the world and making money.”

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Elle modeling in 1987.

Throughout the ’80s, Elle became close with fellow supermodels Cindy Crawford, 48, Naomi Campbell, 44, and Christy Turlington, 46.

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“We learned a lot from photographers or artists that would drop by at the studios and I invested in art,” she said of the time she spent with her friends between photoshoots.

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Elle showed off her impressive bikini body while on vacation in July 2014.

Today, Elle is putting her jet-setting days of working as a supermodel behind her to focus her career on healthy living business ventures. Last year alone, she reportedly earned $30 million through the launch of her WellCo health supplements line.

“[Wellbeing is all about] great sleep, no sugar cravings, feeling vital, feeling inspired and feeling energetic and nourished,” she told ‘The Project.’ “I believe wellness and beauty go together.”