Heidi Klum (German pronunciation: [ˈklʊm]) is a German model, actress, television host, business woman, fashion designer, television producer, artist, and occasional singer.Klum was the Emmy Award-nominated hostess of Project Runway and Germany's Next Topmodel, and is a Victoria's Secret Angel.
Heidi Klum definitely raises the temperature in any room she enters. Though her perky personality adds a quirk to her sex appeal, it doesn't stop her from being one of the sexiest women in the world.
Just watching her confident strut and her magnificent hips sway as she walks down the runway in Victoria's Secret lingerie elicits X-rated thoughts. Although Heidi Klum is a runway model, she doesn't have a twiggy, anorexic figure; rather, she has voluptuous curves and lines in all the right places. Heidi Klum's piercing hazel eyes are all business when she's on the runway, but when she's working the talk-show circuit, they become warm and inviting.
Klum was persuaded by a friend to enroll in a national modeling contest called "Model 92". Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29, 1992 and offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000 by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York. As the winner, she appeared on the Gottschalk Late Night Show, a top German television show with host Thomas Gottschalk. She 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.
Klum has been on the cover of fashion magazines, including Vogue, ELLE and Marie Claire. She became known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Victoria's Secret as an "Angel." In addition to working with world class photographers on her Sports Illustrated shoots, she was the object and subject of Joanne Gair body painting works in several editions from 1999 to 2006. She wrote the foreword to Gair's most recent book of body paint work. She was a spokesmodel for McDonald's, Braun, H & M, and Liz Claiborne, among others. She is currently a celebrity spokesmodel for Jordache and Volkswagen. In addition to modeling, she has appeared in several TV shows, including Spin City, Sex and the City, Yes, Dear, and How I Met Your Mother. She 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. She had cameo appearances in The Devil Wears Prada and Perfect Stranger.
In July 2007, having earned $8 million in the previous 12 months, Klum was named by Forbes as third on the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. In 2008, Forbes estimated her income at $14 million, putting Klum in second place. For 2009, Forbes estimated her income at $16 million. Klum is signed to IMG Models in New York City.
Klum designed clothing lines (one for men), featured in the German mail-order catalog "Otto." She designed shoes for Birkenstock, jewelery for Mouawad, a clothing line for Jordache, and swimsuits – featured in the 2002 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She 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. Her Mouawad jewelry collection debuted on the cable shopping network QVC on September 14, 2006, and 14 of the 16 styles sold out after 36 minutes. A second line of her jewelry collection debuted on QVC on April 14, 2007, with similar success.Klum's clothing line for Jordache launched on April 30, 2008.
Klum has two fragrances, called "Heidi Klum" and "Me". She designed makeup for Victoria's Secret as part of their "Very Sexy Makeup Collection", titled "The Heidi Klum Collection". The first run debuted in Fall 2007. A second run was released in Fall 2008.
Klum was involved in the development of a namesake rose, the Heidi Klum rose, which is available in Germany.
For the 2008 US Open, Klum designed a screen print t-shirt which was sold at the US Open shop. It featured child-like butterfly pictures. Proceeds will go to a non-profit organization which maintaining the park which is home to the US Open
Germany's Next Topmodel
Germany's Next Topmodel is a German reality television show, which pits contestants against each other in a variety of competitions to determine who will win a modeling contract with IMG. Klum is the host, a judge, and co-producer of the show (along with model Tyra Banks). Season winners are Lena Gercke, Barbara Meier, Jennifer Hof and Sara Nuru. All four seasons aired on the German TV station ProSieben.
In December 2004, she became the host, judge and executive producer of the reality show Project Runway on the U.S. 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. She received an Emmy Award nomination for the show for each of the first four seasons. In 2008, Klum and Project Runway received a Peabody Award, the first time a reality show won the award. 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 Quotes
“Going blonde is like buying yourself a light bulb!”
"You have to work out to be sexy. People always ask me how I stay in shape and how do I do it, and what really makes me do it is because I have a hot man waiting at home for me, so I don't want to be a slouch bag; I have to keep up appearances."
"Sometimes I lie in bed and I'm like, 'Oh my god, there's Seal lying next to me. What's he doing there?' I get a smile on my face immediately. Our honeymoon period is definitely not over...I want to look good for him, so I kind of stepped it up a bit."
"I like to hang out with my friends and my family. I love to cook and I like to go swimming in the pool. I like to go to the park and feed the ducks."
"I represent more the healthy, happy, curvy, strong woman. And that sounds much healthier to me than being 80 pounds and skinny as a bean."
"I love beautiful clothes when I'm on the red carpet or out with my husband, but when I'm with the kids or at home, I'm not looking for the newest trend. I'm all about comfort."
"You should spend your money on some nice lingerie. Big wool cotton pants, that just doesn't work. You have to feel sexy."
"A lot of people come to me and they're like, 'Will I look like you after I have the baby?' And I say, 'Well, how were you before?' You can't kid yourself."
- Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum's List Appearances/Rankings/Titles:
2009 - No. 62, Maxim Magazine's Hot 100
2009 - No. 78, Forbes.com The Celebrity 100
2009 - No. 70, FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2009 - No. 2, AIM.com's 50 Hot Moms of Hollywood
2009 - No. 5, AIM.com's 100 Hottest Blondes
2009 - No. 11, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2009 - No. 55, popcrunch.com's 100 Hottest Women Of 2009
2008 - No. 7, E! entertainment television's Top 10 Sexiest women.
2008 - No. 6, People Magazine, 10 Best-Dressed Women
2008 - No. 78, Forbes.com The Celebrity 100
2008 - No. 2, Forbes Magazine's Top-Earning Women on US Primetime TV
2008 - 2nd Richest Supermodel in the World (Stockerblog.com)
2008 - No. 22, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2008 - No. 40, FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2008 - No. 25, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2008 - No. 33, Maxim Magazine's Hot 100
2008 - No. 2, Forbes Magazine's World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels
2007 - No. 13, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2007 - No. 3, Forbes Magazine's World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels
2007 - No. 84, Forbes Magazine's Celebrity 100
2007 - No. 46, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2006 - No. 41, FHM Online's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2006 - No. 70, FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2006 - No. 54, Maxim Magazine's Hot 100
2006 - No. 11, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2005 - No. 5, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2005 - No. 57, Maxim Magazine's Hot 100
2005 - No. 52, FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2004 - No. 9, FHM Denmark's Top 100 Sexiest Women
2004 - No. 40, FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2003 - No. 3, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2003 - No. 41, FHM UK's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
2003 - No. 82, Forbes Magazine's Celebrity 100
2003 - Woman of the Year, GQ Magazine UK
2003 - Most Photographed Model of All-Time
2002 - No. 4, AskMen.com's Top 99 Women
2001 - People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
# She has appeared in 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 & 2008.
# She appeared in 'Pirelli Calendar' in 2003.
# Heidi appeared in Jamiroquai's music video 'Love Foolosophy'.
# She has also had parts in the films 'Blow Dry' and 'Zoolander'.
# She was choosen in 2003 'Woman of the year' by UK GQ magazine.
# She won in 2003 the Bambi's 'the best model of the year' award.
# Heidi appeared in the 'Sports llustrated knockouts five decades of swimsuit photography' book.
# She feature the ultimate James Bond's video-game 'Everything or Nothing'.
# Heidi has a daughter named Leni, She was born in May 2004.
# Heidi appeared in the book '4 Inches' (2005)
# In 2008 Heidi Klum was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality - Competition Program.
# Heidi is afraid of heights. She also has a fear of flying.
# Heidi keeps a small bag full of the teeth she lost as a child as a good luck charm.
# Heidi has insured her legs for 2.2 million dollars. Her left leg is insured for $200,000 less than her right leg since she has a scar on her left knee.
# Heidi takes pictures of herself in the nude to judge the result of her workouts.
1. "Models of the Runway" (2009) TV series (executive producer)
2. "Project Runway" (executive producer) (45 episodes, 2004-2008)
... aka "Project Runway 2" (USA: second season title)
... aka "Project Runway 3" (USA: third season title)
- Finale: Part 2 (2008) TV episode (executive producer)
- Reunion (2008) TV episode (executive producer)
- The Art of Fashion (2008) TV episode (executive producer)
- Raw Talent (2008) TV episode (executive producer)
- Even Designers Get the Blues (2008) TV episode (executive producer)
1. "Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin" (1 episode, 2008)
- Episode dated 21 December 2008 (2008) TV episode
2. TV Guide Special: Holiday Gadget Gift Guide (2007) (TV)
3. Perfect Stranger (2007) .... Victoria's Secret Party Host
4. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) .... Ursula Andress
5. Ella Enchanted (2004) .... Brumhilda
6. James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003) (VG) (voice) .... Katya Nadanova
... aka 007: Everything or Nothing (International: English title: wide-release title)
... aka Eon (International: English title: promotional title)
... aka Everything or Nothing (USA: short title)
7. "Malcolm in the Middle" .... Toothless Hockey Player (1 episode, 2002)
- Company Picnic: Part 1 (2002) TV episode .... Toothless Hockey Player
8. Blow Dry (2001) .... Jasmine
... aka Über kurz oder lang (Germany)
9. "Cursed" .... Annika (1 episode, 2000)
... aka "The Weber Show" (USA: new title)
- ...And Then Larry Brought Charlton Heston Home (2000) TV episode .... Annika
10. 54 (1998) .... VIP Patron
... aka Fifty-Four
1. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2007) (TV) (performer: "Wedding Day")
Nickname: The Klum
Birthname: Heidi Klum
Hookups: Seal, Flavio Briatore
Hometown: Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Assets: her nice smile
Job: Supermodel, TV host
Hobbies: Modeling, Talk shows, spending time with her family
Country of Origin: Germany
Hair color : Blonde (colored; naturally brunette)
Eye colour : Hazel
Measurements : 91-69-94 (EU)
36-27-37 (US) 
Weight : 58 kg (130 lb) (formerly 54 kg (120 lb))
Official website : http://www.heidiklum.com/