- Eye ColorHazel Eyes
- Hair ColorBlondes
- HometownBergisch Gladbach, Germany
About Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum. The original supermodel—who turned her runway strut and stunning looks into a mega-empire. She was born a world away from fame, and today she’s known all over the world. Heidi grew up in a small town outside of Cologne, Germany. She won her first modeling contest (and, really, her first attempt at modeling) at age 12, topping 25,000 other girls when she was voted No. 1 in the “Model 92” class of 1992. From there, she appeared on TV and embarked on a full-time modeling career.
Heidi’s looks, combined with her comfort with being scantily clad, set her up for success as a steamy young model in the United States. “I come from a place where we’re not that shy about our bodies,” she told Marie Claire. Her 13-year career as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in the late 1990s and 2000s anchored her runway life, along with appearances on the cover of almost every major magazine, including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She’s appeared in movies, TV shows, commercials (check out Heidi dancing in her underwear in the “Guitar Hero World Tour” spot), and was the host and judge of her own globally popular series, Project Runway, where fashion designers compete to create winning collections and complete challenges. She also has her own children’s clothing line.
She was once dubbed the highest-earning model and continues to be a top-grossing model and businesswoman. “I get paid to, like, frolic on beaches,” she said in an interview with Forbes magazine. “I’ve eaten the most amazing meals, stayed in amazing hotels. I’ve seen the world because of this job. I’ve been so lucky, you know.”
Heidi was married to Ric Pipino, an actor who appeared in Zoolander, and musician Seal, with whom she was famously photographed nude in bed. She has two children with Seal and two other children from previous relationships.