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Heidi Klum (born 1.6.1973) Heidi Klum is a German / American model, as well as an actress, fashion designer and occasional singer. She is married to the singer Seal.

Childhood: Heidi Klum was raised in Bergisch, a small city near Cologne, Germany. Her parents are Günther and Erna Klum. Her father worked as a cosmetics executive but is now Heidi's business manager and her mother was a hairdresser.

At the age of 18, her friends persuaded her to enter a modeling competition entitled Model 92. She won the contest and was offered a contract with Metropolitan Models in New York, worth $300,000. When she won the contest, she appeared on the popular late night chat show, Gottschalk Late Night Show. When she graduated from school, she accepted the contract and decided against her original plan of studying fashion design.

Acting, Modelling, Endorsements & TV Career: Klum's career has seen her grace the covers of a slew of major fashion publications, such as Vogue, Marie Claire and ELLE. Following her photoshoot for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, she became the subject for Joanne Gair's body painting works and has subsequently authored the foreword of one of Gair's body painting books.

Heidi Klum has undertaken endorsements for a number of global companies, including Liz Clairborne and H&M. She has also been employed as the spokesperson for Volkswagen and Jordache.

Klum has acted in a number of television shows. Among them are Spin City, Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother and Yes, Dear. In the film the Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Heidi Klum played the role of Ursula Andress, opposite Geoffrey Rush as Peter Sellers. The film also featured Charlize Theron as Britt Ekland and Stephen Fry as Maurice Woodruff. In The Devil Wears Prada, which starred Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum had a cameo appearance.

Heidi Klum is currently contracted to IMG Models, based in New York City. In terms of earning power, Heidi Klum is well ahead of Kate Moss (Forbes magazine placed Heidi's earnings at $14 million, compared to Kate's $7.5 million) but behind Gisele Bündchen, who reportedly earns $35 million.

In 2004, Heidi Klum worked as the judge, host and producer of Project Runway, a US reality show following a group of fashion designers competing to show their work at New York Fashion Week. The show received an Emmy Award for each of its first four seasons.

Heidi Klum has designed a number of clothing ranges that are available in the German mail-order catalogue Otto. She has also been invited to design shoes for Birkenstock, and jewellery for Mouawad. Her swimsuit range that she designed for Jordache was featured in the 2002 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Victoria's Secret also commissioned her to be a designer for their lingerie range named 'The Body'. They also have a make-up range named 'The Heidi Klum Collection'.

The two ranges of fragrances named after Heidi Klum are 'Heidi Klum' and 'Me'.

Heidi Klum is also a host on another reality TV show: Germany's Next Top Model, the show popularised in the UK and US. Klum co-produces the show, along with fellow model Tyra Banks.

Heidi Klum's Body of Knowledge was published in 2004 and was co-authored by Alexandra Postman, the editor of Elle magazine. The biography gives Klum's advice on being a success.

Heidi Klum has featured in a number of music videos; most notably Jamiroquai's 'Love Foolosophy; and Kelis' 'Young, Fresh and New'.

Klum has also turned her hand to singing, releasing the single 'Wonderland' in 2006. She has also sung on her husband, Seal's album System. They duetted on the song 'Wedding Day', which Seal wrote for the day that they married.

Personal Life: Klum's first marriage was to the stylist Ric Pipino in 1997. The marriage only lasted until 2002, after which she had relationships with Anthony Kiedis, the singer of the band Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Flavio Briatore, the Formula-1 executive. Klum and Briatore split shortly after Klum became pregnant. In 2004, she gave birth to Leni Klum.

The following year, she married the singer and musician Seal in Mexico. The pair have two children of their own, Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Heidi Klum ‘Trumps’ Donald Trump In Video Responding To His Comments About Her Looks


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Heidi Klum isn’t taking any of Donald Trump’s nonsense and she’s become the latest in a line of women to stand up to the misogynistic Republican candidate. In a recent interview, Trump was attempting to backtrack on his recent comments about women but he failed, quite miserably, when he started rating the supermodel on her looks. He claimed “she’s no longer a 10.”

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"America's Got Talent" Season 10

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Piers Morgan To Return As Guest Judge On 'America's Got Talent'


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Four years after he left the show, Piers Morgan has announced that he’ll be returning to the panel of ‘America’s Got Talent’ this year – as a guest judge. The British columnist and talking head announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday just ahead of the premiere of the show’s new season.

The tenth season of the NBC favourite kicked off last night (Tuesday May 26th), and the sometimes controversial journalist posted on Twitter: “BREAKING NEWS: America's Got Talent returns for Season 10 tonight... and I return to the judges' desk later this summer.”

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Supermodel Heidi Klum and Pedro Pascal star in the new video for Sia's song 'Fire Meet Gasoline', taking from her number one 2014 album '1000 Forms of Fear'. The singer is set to release another album soon entitled 'This Is Acting'.

Elton John's Oscars Party Saw As Many Stars As The Academy Awards Itself [Photos]


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Since 1992, EJAF (Elton John AIDS Foundation) has raised over 321 million USD to help combat AIDS/HIV. One of the biggest events on EJAF's calendar is that of the Academy Awards Ceremony - for the last 23 years, Sir Elton John has hosted a special Academy Awards viewing party, in which celebrities from all areas of the entertainment industry come together to watch the Oscars, whilst raising money for the foundation. This year was no exception.

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Sir Elton John poses with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)

Of course, as with any Oscar party, members of the Hollywood elite were in attendance, like Alec and Hilaria Baldwin. But also, tremendous musical talent flocked to West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. In addition to Sir Elton John, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were there to pose for pictures, as were Miley Cyrus, LIL' KIM and Kylie Minogue. Moby and Beck also stopped by to help raise awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Video - Heidi Klum Watches Her Daughter Play Soccer


German model and television host, Heidi Klum, attended a soccer game in which her daughter was playing. During the course of the game, Klum's daughter sustained a very slight injury that caused her to sit on her mother's knee for a moment for a quick hug, before limping back to the game in progress.

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The Stars Do Halloween: From Katy Perry To Beyonce and Kim Kardashian Our Favourite Celeb Costumes


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If there’s one thing better than dressing up for Halloween, its looking at everyone else's amazing costumes. But in Hollywood, with unlimited funds and stylists this must be quite the sport come October 31st. So we’ve trailed through all the celebrity pictures from last night and found the ones you just have see. So can you guess who was who this Halloween?

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First we have to start with the undisputed queen of Halloween Ms Heidi Klum, who this year hosted her annual Halloween party in NYC, as the most colourful and beautiful of all the butterflies. This one must have taken absolutely ages as the transformation video Heidi posted to twitter showed. But doesn't she look amazing?

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Video - Heidi Klum High Fives 'America's Got Talent' Winner Mat Franco At Finale Event - Part 2


'America's Got Talent' judge and international supermodel Heidi Klum poses alongside the show's sixth series winner, magician Mat Franco, at the finale red carpet event held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. She can be seen enthusiastically high-fiving Franco, and also posing alongside dance troupe The Rockettes, who were in short silver dresses.

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Video - Cyndi Lauper And Travis Barker Join 'America's Got Talent' Judges At Finale Event - Part 1


Veteran popstar Cyndi Lauper and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were spotted on the red carpet among arrivals at the 'America's Got Talent' finale event at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Cyndi looked sensationally gothic in a black lace number, sequined jacket and heavy choker.

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Video - Judges And Stars On The Red Carpet During 'America's Got Talent' Ninth Season Event


After filming the 'Top 12' section of the ninth season of 'America's Got Talent', stars and judges were seen posing for photos on the Red Carpet. Amongst them was the runner up for the fifth season Jackie Evancho, the young classical singer. Also appearing was Quintavious Johnson who sang 'I'm Goin' Down' by Mary J. Blige and advanced to the finals.

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Video - 'America's Got Talent' Judges Hit The Red Carpet Looking Glamorous


The 'America's Got Talent' judges posed on the red carpet at an aftershow event held at Radio City Music Hall in New York and were joined by 12-year-old contestant Quintavious Johnson.

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Heidi Klum

Date of birth

1st June, 1971

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.76