Heidi Klum is intitled to be model, reality TV Star, Acress, TV Producer, Fashion Designer and more. She was born on 1st June 1973 in Bergisch Gladbach, a small city near Cologne, Germany. Her father was a cosmetics company executive, while her mother was a hairdresser. She graduated from Staatliche Hochschule – a fine arts academy in Frankfurt.
When she was 18, persuaded by her friend, she submitted her photos for “Model 92”, a national model contest hosted by “Petra”, a young woman’s magazine. To her great surprise, she won the competition that came with a modelling contract worth $ 300,000. From that moment on her famous career began.
She moved to New York, in pursuit of a career as a model. The next year, her appearance in the cover page of Mirabella magazine was the breakthrough for her and earned her more modelling opportunities.
Klum became the first model from Germany to earn the title of Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Klum reached supermodel status after appearing on the cover of the 1998 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Klum soon became a fashion favorite, appearing in the world’s most famous magazines like Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar.
Modelling for Victoria’s Secret, the largest American lingerie retailer, gave her worldwide recognition and ranked her with “Angels“, the model line of Victoria’s Secret who participate in annual television shows.
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Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by The People Magazine.
She started her business venture and released her swimsuit calendars in the US and Europe.
Klum helped develop a competitive reality television series about fashion designers called Project Runway with Harvey Weinstein. She also became the show’s host in addition to serving as one of the executive producers. The premier was in December 2004 on the Bravo cable network, and Project Runway soon became a huge hit. The show has received several consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Reality Competition Program from 2005 to 2012.
Klum married British soul singer Seal, with whom she had several children. That same year, she was named #25 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement.
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She was named #41 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement. That same year, Klum started hosting Germany’s Next Top model, a German television show that offered the contestants to win a contract with the IMG Models agency. She has also tried her hand in singing by releasing the single, “Wonderland”, the same year.
She designed a makeup collection for Victoria’s Secret which was released in 2007 and in 2008.
She was ranked #33 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list. That same year, she earned $3,800,000 as a model/spokesperson for Victoria’s Secret.
On the 50th anniversary of Barbie, Klum became its ambassador. During the same year, Project Runway received an Emmy for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming.
Klum and Seal announced that they will be launching a reality television series, Love’s Divine on Lifetime. In the same year, she produced maternity wear collections: Loved by Heidi Klum for Motherhood Maternity and Lavish by Heidi Klum for A Pea in the Pod. In addition, there is an interactive website where her fans can communicate with her virtual doll through interviews, requests and dressing up the doll.
“I’m very lucky. As I get a lot of role because of my name as a model and I probably wouldn’t have got them without it. You have to make the best of your situation.”
According to Forbes Magazine, Klum would be the second on World’s Top Earning Models’ list. The first was Gisele Bündchen. Klum has been defined as a business woman more than a model by Forbes after completing her 13 years as Victoria’s Secret Angel.
In March 2013, it was announced that Klum would begin serving as a judge on the popular talent show American’s Got Talent, joining former Spice Girl – Melanie Brown – and controversial radio/talk show host Howard Stern for the 2013 season. The popular talent-competition show is created by Simon Cowell and hosted by Nick Cannon.
“You shouldn’t wait for other people to make special things happen. You have to create your own memories.”
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Klum even became a designer with her own jewelry line and a series of shoes she created for Birkenstock. Additionally, she created a clothing line for Jordache Jeans and has served as a spokesmodel for the company. Above all that, she has two fragrances, called “Heidi Klum” and “Me”.
As we mentioned before, she even has acting skills – she did supporting or cameo roles in films, including Ella Enchanted (2004), Blow Dry (2001), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Perfect Stranger (2007). In addition, Heidi Klum has acted in TV shows, such as Sex and the City, and How I Met Your Mother.
Up until today, Heidi has been featured on the cover of French, German, Portuguese and Spanish Vogue as well as Elle, InStyle and Marie Claire.
She also has been seen in many commercials for Volkswagen, McDonald’s, Dannon‘s Fit and Light brand.
She is gorgeous and she did it all. We could’t admire her more!