Official site: www.heidiklum.com
Country of Birth: Germany
Birth Year: 1973
Heidi Klum was born June 1, 1973 in Bergisch Gladbach, a city in western Germany. Her career began in 1992 when she won the top prize in the Late-Night-Show by Thomas Gottschalk. 19-year-old schoolgirl competed against 25,000 competitors and a prize signed a contract with a modeling agency on the $ 300 000. After graduation, she refused to study for designer clothes in Düsseldorf, and instead took up his modeling career. Since 1993, Klum lives in the USA.
World fame came to Heidi Klum in 1998, when her photo was printed in a swimsuit on the cover of U.S. magazine Sports Illustrated, whose circulation reached 20 million in the U.S. In addition, Klum has become one of the leading models of Victoria’s Secret, one of the “angels” . Also came popular Vogue Magazine ELLE and Heidi with a photograph on the cover. However, Klum has never belonged to a group of models who took to the podium during the big hits in the Paris, Milan or New York.
Klum is involved in advertising campaigns Katjes (produce sweets) since 2005 for fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s. It also advertises shoe brands Stiefelk? Nig, Birkenstock, styling the hair of the Taft group Henkel Group, a supermarket chain SPAR, is involved in the campaign Douglas, and the fall of 2007 with her husband Shiloh advertises a new model Volkswagen Tiguan.Svoyu popularity Klum uses for the successful sale of products sold under the name of Heidi Klum. This, for example, candy, jewelry, clothing collection (together with Otto), perfumes. New York jeweler Mouawad creates together with a collection Klum, who is also annually prepares a bra with diamonds, which is on the show Klum Victoria’s Secret. In December 2004 the first book Klum Klum’s Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior (to Help You Take Off on the Runway of Life).
Heidi Klum is sometimes offered roles in movies and television, where she often performs the role itself. For example, in the sitcom Spin City, she played seven series, fashion model Heidi Klum, as well as episodic roles in TV series “Sex and the City”, “How I Met Your Mother” and the movie “The Devil Wears Prada.”
In December 2004, went on television the draft Project Runway, in which the jury selects one of the twelve candidates may be called the best designer. Klum is not only one of 11 producers, but also co-host, as well as chairman of the jury.
In 2006, on German TV (channel ProSieben) came reality TV show Germany’s Next Topmodel, where girls compete for the grand prize – a contract with modeling agency IMG Models, the car and the cover of the German edition of Cosmopolitan. This was followed the next two seasons the TV show in 2007 and 2008.
From 1997 to 2003 Heidi Klum was married stylist Ric Pepin. After divorcing him, she met with the manager of Formula 1 Flavio Briatore, with whom she has a daughter, Leni, born May 4, 2004. For him, Heidi was supposed to get married, but because of betrayal Briatore’s wedding was not held. May 10, 2005 Klum married the British singer’s strength. From him Klum gave birth to two sons. October 9, 2009 gave birth to daughter Heidi Lou Sulolu Samuel (Lou Sulola Samuel), which, according to the pair should be their last child. In autumn 2009, the model took her husband’s surname, becoming Heidi Samuel.