Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum is a German-American supermodel, television presenter, producer, actress, and businesswoman. Heidi Klum became a first German model to won the title of Victoria’s Secret Angel. Since 2013, she is featuring as a judge on America’s Got Talent.

Personal and Family Life

Born on 1 June 1973 in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, Heidi Klum is the daughter of Gunther, executive of a cosmetic company and Erna, a hairstylist. 

She graduated from the high school in Cologne during which she participated in modeling competition ‘Model 92’ and won modeling contract worth $300,000 by CEO of Metropolitan Models New York. 

After winning the contest, she co-hosted Gottschalk Late Night Show with Thomas Gottschalk. Few month later, she moved to New York to precede her modeling career. She deciding not to enter into the fashion world as a learner. 

Klum is dating Vito Schnabel, an independent art manager since 2014. Prior to him, she was in an affair with her guard Martin Kristen. In 1997, She married to Ric Pipino. But due to some complication, the couple divorced in 2002.

In March 2003, she was in a relationship with Flavio Briatore, managing director of Renault’s Formula One players and in December, she declared about her pregnancy. 

After some time they departed and Klum involved in a romantic relationship with British musician Seal. In May 2004, Leni was born but Klum stated that ‘Seal is Leni’s father’.

Klum married to Seal on 10 May 2005 in Mexico after 5 months of their engagement. The couple has 3 children; two sons and a daughter. Seal officially took on Leni on 21 November 2009 and gave his last name to her.

On April 6, 2012, Klum filed divorce papers after three months of their separation. She also asked for the restoration of her birth name and the divorce was officially done on 14 October 2015.

 

Lifestyle and Measurements

Heidi Klum, the super hot supermodel is sizzling fire still in her 40s. She acquires an exquisite hourglass body measuring 37-27-36 inches. She stands tall with the alluring height of 5 feet 9.5 inches weighing 62 kilos. 

She seems amazing in every sort of attire. Her down to earth personality matches her supermodel’s attitude. She maintains her damn sexy figure by performing intense work out and diet schedule.

Klum is an outspoken person and has a good sense of humor. She is highly active on her social sites and keeps sharing about her personal and professional life. She is fond of traveling and exploring new things. Besides her hectic schedules, she manages to spend quality time with her children. Currently, she is residing in the extravagant house in Los Angeles, California.

 

Professional Career

Following her high school degree, Heidi Klum started her career as the model. She was featured on the cover of a French, German, Portuguese and Spanish edition of Vogue and also in other magazines like Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire, Glamour as well as Russian Harper’s Bazaar.

She came into limelight after featuring on the cover of her first husband’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and becoming the ‘Angel’ of Victoria’s Secret in 1997. She also presented Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009 and announced about leaving VS after the New York Post report on 1 October 2010.

Klum also became the object and subject of body painting of Joanne Gair from 1997 to 2010. She has also written the foreword to his book ‘Body Painting, Masterpieces’. She has remained as a spokesmodel for McDonald’s, Braun, Dannon, H & M, Liz Claiborne and many others.

She is celebrity promoter for Jordache and Volkswagen since 2007. Moreover, she has appeared in various TV series like Spin City, Sex and the City, Yes, Dear, as well as How I Met Your Mother. She has played a guest role in the movies The Devil Wears Prada and Perfect Strangers and was cast in Blow Dry, Ella Enchanted as well as The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

She was also featured in many music videos such as ‘Love Foolosophy’, ‘Young, Fresh n’ New’ and her second husband’s song ‘Seal 6: Commitment’. She has also done several video games and dance project; James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. Currently, she is signed to IMG Models based in New York City.

Klum is also a producer of the famous reality show, Project Runway started since December 2004 starring herself as host and judge. She is also co-producer, anchor as well as host for Germany Next Top Model since 2006 which aired on ProSieben, a German TV channel.

She also designed clothes that were shown in “Otto”, a German shopping site. Klum designed jewelry for Mouawad, shoes for Birkenstock, clothes for Jordache, lingerie line named ‘The Body’ for Victoria’s Secret. 

She has launched her own fragrance ‘Heidi Klum’ and ‘Me’. She has made makeup for VS called ‘The Heidi Klum Collection’ a piece of their ‘Very Sexy Makeup Collection’. Gaining experiences from her four pregnancies, she has two maternity wears; Lavish by Heidi Klum for A Pea in the Pod and Loved by Heidi Klum for Motherhood Maternity in 2010.

Klum is also an artist whose painting has been appeared in several arts periodical of U.S. In addition, she has written ‘Heidi Klum’s Body of Knowledge’ in collaboration with Alexandra Postman, an editor of Elle magazine. She used to be guest columnist RTL’s website of German TV network as well as for the newspaper of Germany, Die Zeit.

 

Achievements and Contributions

Heidi Klum is a multi-talented artist who has won Primetime Emmy in 2013 and got 12 nominations for her reality show ‘Project Runway’ continuously since its airing in 2004. She has received Bambi Award in 2015 and nominated twice for German Television Award, Online Film & Television Association Award and Gold Derby Award.

Her famous assignment ‘Project Runway’ was nominated 10 times in a row since 2007 for PGA Award. She was nominated twice for Teen Choice Award in 2008 and 2013 respectively.

She is also a philanthropist and is actively involved in children welfare. She composed a song for TV ads series in 2006 and the proceeds were donated to a charity of Bergisch Gladbach. She was the leader of Walk for Kids, to collect a fund for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in April 2011.

She was also honored by the American Red Cross with the Crystal Cross Award for her contributions especially for her donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

 

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