56 Facts About Heidi Klum


Heidi Klum is a German and American model, television host, producer, and businesswoman.


Heidi Klum appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1998 and was the first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel.


In 2009, Heidi Klum became Barbie's official ambassador on Barbie's 50th anniversary.


From 2013, with the exception of 2019, Heidi Klum has been a judge on NBC reality show America's Got Talent.


Heidi Klum was ranked second on Forbes list of the "World's Top-Earning Models".


Forbes noted that since ending her 13-year run as a Victoria's Secret Angel, Heidi Klum has become more of a businesswoman than a model.


Heidi Klum was born and raised in Bergisch Gladbach, a city near Cologne, West Germany.


Heidi Klum is the daughter of Erna Klum, a hairdresser, and Gunther Klum, a cosmetics company executive.


Out of 25,000 contestants, Heidi Klum was voted the winner on 29 April 1992, and she was offered a modeling contract worth by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York.


Heidi Klum accepted the contract a few months later, after graduating from school, and decided not to try for an apprentice position at a fashion design school.


Heidi Klum has been featured on the cover of French, German, Portuguese and Spanish Vogue magazines, as well as Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire, Glamour and Russian Harper's Bazaar magazines.


Heidi Klum became widely known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Victoria's Secret as an "Angel".


Heidi Klum hosted the 2002,2006,2007,2008, and 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows.


On 1 October 2010, the New York Post reported in its "Page Six" gossip column that Heidi Klum would be leaving Victoria's Secret, which was later confirmed by Heidi Klum.


Heidi Klum wrote the foreword to Gair's book of body paint work, Body Painting, Masterpieces.


Heidi Klum appeared in special ad campaigns by designers like Marc Jacobs and Jean-Paul Gaultier.


Heidi Klum had a role as an ill-tempered hair model in the movie Blow Dry, played a giantess in the movie Ella Enchanted and was cast as Ursula Andress in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.


Heidi Klum had cameo appearances in the films The Devil Wears Prada and Perfect Stranger.


Heidi Klum is featured in the 2003 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, where she plays the villain Dr Katya Nadanova.


In July 2007, having earned in the previous 16months, Heidi Klum was named by Forbes as third on the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.


In 2008, Heidi Klum was a featured guest on an American Volkswagen commercial, where she was interviewed by a black Beetle.


Heidi Klum has been a part of several commercials for Volkswagen and McDonald's on German television.


In November 2008, Heidi Klum appeared in two versions of a Guitar Hero World Tour commercial, wherein she did a take on Tom Cruise's iconic underwear dancing scene in Risky Business.


In October 2009, Klum was the often-nude one-woman subject of Heidilicious, a photo book by photographer Rankin.


Heidi Klum ventured into web-based videos, starring in "SPIKED HEEL: Supermodels Battle the Forces of Evil".


In 2010, Heidi Klum became the new face and creative advisor for European cosmetics brand Astor, for which she sets artistic direction and designs new products and fashion forward color collections.


In October 2010, Heidi Klum parted ways with Victoria's Secret after 13 years of working with the brand.


Forbes noted that since ending her 13-year run as a Victoria's Secret Angel, Heidi Klum has become more of a businesswoman than a model.


In December 2004, Heidi Klum became the host, judge and executive producer of the reality show Project Runway on the US cable television channel Bravo, in which fashion designers compete for the opportunity to show their line at New York Fashion Week and receive money to launch their own fashion line.


Heidi Klum received an Emmy Award nomination for the show for each of the first four seasons.


Heidi Klum was nominated for an Emmy in 2008 for "outstanding host of a reality or reality-competition show" for Project Runway, the first year that category was recognized by the Emmys.


Heidi Klum has been the host, judge and co-producer of Germany's Next Topmodel, the German version of the internationally successful reality television show, since 2006.


Heidi Klum designed clothing lines, featured in the German mail-order catalog "Otto".


Heidi Klum was one of the designers of the Victoria's Secret lingerie line "The Body", named after the nickname she received following her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show appearance.


Klum was involved in the development of a namesake rose, the Heidi Klum rose, which is available in Germany.


Heidi Klum became Barbie's official ambassador for the doll's 50th anniversary in 2009, even having made a Barbie doll out of herself.


Heidi Klum stated, "I experienced fashion challenges during my four pregnancies and combined my knowledge of what works in terms of style, comfort and practicality to create these lines".


Heidi Klum launched her Intimates collection in collaboration with Bendon in March 2015.


Heidi Klum is a "Real Celebrity" on the website Stardoll, where she has a line of virtual jewelry, and a virtual clothing line called Jordache.


In March 2013, it was announced that Heidi Klum would be joining America's Got Talent, replacing Sharon Osbourne as a judge.


Heidi Klum judged seasons 8 through 13 and the first season of America's Got Talent: The Champions before her departure was announced in February 2019.


Heidi Klum is an artist, and she had several of her paintings appear in various art magazines in the US On 27 September 2002, she dedicated a sculpture she painted called "Dog with Butterflies" to commemorate the role of rescue dogs in the aftermath of 11 September.


Heidi Klum wrote an essay for the German newspaper Die Zeit.


In November 2006, Heidi Klum released her debut single "Wonderland", written for a series of television advertisements for the German retailer "Douglas".


Heidi Klum contributed to her husband Seal's 2007 album System, singing the duet "Wedding Day", a song that Seal wrote for their wedding.


In March 2003, Heidi Klum began a relationship with Flavio Briatore, the Italian managing director of Renault's Formula One team.


Heidi Klum gave birth to daughter Leni in May 2004 in New York City.


Heidi Klum filed for divorce from Seal three months later on 6 April 2012.


Heidi Klum requested that her name be restored to her birth name of Heidi Klum.


Heidi Klum dated her bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, from 2012 to 2014.


Heidi Klum started dating art curator Vito Schnabel in 2014.


In May 2018, Heidi Klum made public her relationship with Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz through Instagram posts and appearances at Cannes Film Festival.


On 24 December 2018, after approximately one year of dating, Heidi Klum announced on her Instagram that she and Kaulitz were engaged and posted a picture of the couple where the ring was showing with the caption "I SAID YES" followed with a red heart emoji.


Later on, a man was arrested after he came near Heidi Klum, issuing another bomb threat.


On 30 April 2011, Heidi Klum led Walk for Kids, a community 5K walk to raise funds as part of Children's Hospital Los Angeles community awareness efforts.


In May 2014, Heidi Klum was honoured with the Crystal Cross Award of the American Red Cross for her charity work, most notably for her contributions to the Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy.