Heidi Klum is a German and American supermodel, television personality, and businesswoman. She was born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany on June 1, 1973. Klum, at 18, appeared in the “Model 92” German beauty pageant in 1992. At that time she was living with her parents in Cologne. Her father is Günther Klum, a cosmetics company executive and her mother is Erna Klum, a hairdresser. Klum earned first place out of 25,000 contestants and secured a contract with Metropolitan Models in New York City.
Starting with a brief time in South Beach, Florida, Klum moved to New York City, where she began her modeling career in 1993. Her breakthrough came in 1994 when she was featured on the cover of Mirabella magazine. Klum came to popularity as a cover model for Vogue, ELLE, and Marie Claire magazines in the mid-1990s.
Klum first originally gained attention when she was featured on the cover of the widely read Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition in 1998. She arose in 1999 as one of the first “Angels,” a group of Victoria’s Secret lingerie models who then performed in yearly televised runway shows and other promotional events in 2004. Her work on Project Runway brought her six Emmy nominations and one victory in 2013. Klum continues to present for Victoria’s Secret and launched an identical lingerie and cosmetics line for the company.
In 2002, she released her own swimsuit calendars for the millennium in the United States and one for Europe. She also hosted Germany’s Next Top Model for 17 seasons and featured as a judge on America’s Got Talent for six seasons. Klum did some acting around this period, and she appeared in a few films and tv shows as herself.
About Heidi Klum
In 2019, she voiced the animated film Arctic Dogs. The next year, Klum co-hosted the Amazon reality program Making the Cut, a fashion design competition, alongside Tim Gunn, who had previously been on Project Runway. Throughout her career, Klum has been on the covers of several magazines, including GQ, Cosmopolitan, Photo, Glamour, Stuff, Joy, Esquire, Max, Men’s Journal, Time, and Shape. One of the major factors that contribute to Heidi’s success as a model must really be her extraordinary height. Heidi Klum weighs just 137 pounds, or 62 kilograms, and is a tall woman, standing at 5 feet 9 inches or 176 centimeters (1.76 m) tall. Heidi maintains her physical fitness by following a very basic and nutritious diet plan.
Klum’s overall earnings for the year were estimated at $20 million by Forbes magazine in May 2011. She came in second place on Forbes’ list of the “World’s Highest-Earning Models”.
Heidi Klum’s Career
From 1997 to 2002, Klum was married to stylist Ric Pipino, then the couple divorced in 2002. Klum began a relationship with Flavio Briatore, the Italian executive director of Renault’s Formula One team, in March 2003. But She revealed her pregnancy in December. Soon after, the two separated, and Klum began dating singer Seal. Klum’s daughter Leni was born in New York City in May 2004. The seal was there during Leni’s birth, and according to Klum, Briatore is not involved in Leni’s existence; she has declared clearly that “Seal is Leni’s father.” Klum and Seal were engaged in December 2004 on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia, then married on a beach in Mexico on May 10, 2005.
They share three biological children: two sons born in September 2005 and November 2006, as well as a girl born in October 2009. Klum formally changed her name to Heidi Samuel on November 21, 2009, after officially taking Seal’s surname. After nearly seven years of marriage, the couple ended their relationship on January 22, 2012. Three months later, on April 6, 2012, she asked for a divorce from Seal. She also appealed for her birth name, Heidi Klum, to be restored. On October 14, 2014, their divorce was granted.
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In May 2018, through Instagram postings and performances at the Cannes Film Festival, Klum made her relationship with Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz public. In March of the same year, they initially started dating. After about a year of dating, Klum announced on Instagram on December 24, 2018, that she and Kaulitz were engaged. She posted a picture of the couple holding hands with the caption “I SAID YES” and a red heart icon. Klum married Kaulitz confidentially in February 2019. In August 2019, the two married on the boat Christina O in Italy.