Name: Heidi Klum
Height: 5' 9½''
Birth Date: June 1, 1973
Birth Place: Bergische Gladbach, Germany
Profession: actress, model, perfume company owner
Husband/Wife: Seal (British; musician; born on February 19, 1963; engaged on
December 23, 2004; married on May 10, 2005), Ric Pipino (hairstylist; married in September 1997, in Stone Ridge, New York; separated in November 2002)
Relationship: Flavio Briatore (Reanult F1 Team owner; born on April 12 1950, in Verzuolo, Italy)
Father: Guenther (worked for a cosmetics company)
Mother: Erna (hairdresser)
Son: Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born on November 22, 2006 weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces), Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born in September 12, 2005 in Los Angeles, California; weighed 8.9 lbs; measured 21 inches)
Daughter: Helene 'Leni' Klum (born on May 5, 2004; father: Flavio Briatore)
Claim to fame: Victoria's Secret supermodel
Heidi Klum Biography
Heidi Klum (pronounced [ˈklʊm]; born June 1, 1973) is a German supermodel, actress, TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer and singer. She is also the hostess of Project Runway and Germany's Next Topmodel, and is known for her modeling work with Victoria's Secret.
Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She was raised by her parents, Günther (a cosmetics company executive) and Erna (a hairdresser) According to Klum, "in 1991, my friend, Karin, persuaded me to fill out a magazine coupon: I enrolled for the national contest 'Model 92', with the chosen winners shown on Gottschalk, a top German television show, sort of similar to late night shows with David Letterman or Jay Leno in the United States." Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29, 1992 and was offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000. 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.
Heidi Klum has been on the cover of most of the well-known fashion magazines, including Vogue Magazine, ELLE and Marie Claire. She became widely known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Victoria's Secret and gained popularity as part of Thomas Zeumer's Metropolitan Models. In addition to working with world class photographers on her Sports Illustrated shoots, she was the object/subject of Joanne Gair body painting works in the several edition ranging from 1999 to 2006. She wrote the foreword to Gair's most recent book of body paint work. She has been a spokesmodel for McDonald's, Braun, H & M, and Liz Claiborne, among others. She is currently the latest celebrity spokesmodel for Jordache. In addition to modeling, she has appeared in several TV shows, including Spin City, Sex and the City, and Yes, Dear. 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 also had cameo appearances in The Devil Wears Prada and Perfect Stranger.