This should have been one of Heidi Klum’s most dressed Halloween costumes – but we still got our hats off her creativity with this one.
Heidi Klum (German pronunciation, born June 1, 1973) is a German-American model, TV presenter, producer, and businesswoman. She appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 1998 and was the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
After a successful modeling career, Klum became the host and judge of Germany’s Next Topmodel and the reality show Project Runway, which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2008 and won in 2013 for the Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Program (shared with co-host Tim Jan). Klum has been nominated for six Emmy Awards. She has acted as a spokesperson for Dannon and H&M and has appeared in several commercials for McDonald’s, Volkswagen, and more. In 2009 Klum became Barbie’s official ambassador on Barbie’s 50th anniversary. As an episodic actress, she has had supporting roles in films including Blow Dry (2001), Ella Enchanted (2004), and made great appearances in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Perfect Stranger (2007) and Ocean’s 8 (2018). She has also appeared in TV shows including Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, and Desperate Housewives and Parks and Entertainment. From 2013 through 2020, Klum was a judge on NBC’s reality show America’s Got Talent.
In May 2011, Forbes magazine estimated Klum’s total earnings for that year at $ 20 million. She was ranked second on Forbes’ list of “The World’s Best Model”. Forbes noted that since ending her 13-year career as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Klum has become more of a business woman than a model. In 2008, she became a US citizen while maintaining her original German citizenship
Klum was born and raised in Bergisch Gladbach, just outside Cologne, West Germany. She is the daughter of Irna, a hairdresser, and Gunter Klum,  a director of a cosmetics company. A friend convinced her to register for a national fashion show contest called “Model 92”.  Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted to win on April 29, 1992, and Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York, offered her a contract worth $ 300,000. [After winning, she appeared on Gottschalk Late Night Show, a German TV show with host Thomas Gottschalk. She accepted the contract a few months later, after graduating from school, and decided not to try to get a trainee position at the School of Fashion Design.
Klum has appeared on the cover of French, German, Portuguese and Spanish Vogue magazines, as well as Russian magazines Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire, Glamor and Harper’s Bazaar. She became widely known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and her work with Victoria’s Secret as an “angel”. Klum has hosted the 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. On October 1, 2010, the New York Post reported in its “Page Six” gossip column that Klum was leaving Victoria’s Secret, which Klum later confirmed.
In addition to working with famous photographers on photographing sports footage of her first husband, she has been the subject and subject of body paint work Joan Gere in several editions from 1997 to 2010. She has written the introduction to Gair’s book of body painting work, Body Painting, Masterpieces. Klum’s modeling work includes advertising campaigns for brands like Pringle of Scotland and Liz Claiborne – along with fellow German models Nadja Auermann, Veruschka von Lehndorff and Tatjana Patitz – for New York jersey brand Kathleen Madden. Beauty campaigns include makeup brands Bobbi Brown and Astor, as well as Givenchy fragrance Amarige. She has also appeared in special advertising campaigns by designers such as Marc Jacobs (Protect The Skin You′e In To Raise Awareness Of Skin Cancer) and Jean-Paul Gaultier (Summer Bag In Collaboration And Utilizing AmfAR). Moreover, she has designed for retail apparel brands such as H&M, Ann Taylor, and Peek & Cloppenburg. She has also worked as a spokeswoman for McDonald’s, Braun, and Dannon and since 2007, she has been a popular model for Jordache [and Volkswagen. In addition to modeling, she has appeared on several TV shows, including Spin City, Sex and the City, Yes, Dear, and How I Met Your Mother. She had a bad hair model role in Blow Dry, played giant in Ella Enchanted and cast as Ursula Andress in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. She had appeared in the films The Devil Wears Prada and Perfect Stranger.
Her other projects include dance and video games. She appeared in the 2003 James Bond video game 007: All or Nothing, in which she plays the villainous Dr. Katia Nadanova. She appeared in several music videos, including Jamiroquai’s “Love Foolosophy” from their album A Funk Odyssey, and Kelis “Young, Fresh n ‘New”, from her 2001 second album Wanderland, the most recent of which was her then-husband’s second video, Seal, “Secret.” From his 2010 album Seal 6: Commitment. The last video shows the couple sharing intimate moments while naked in bed. The concept was Klum’s idea. In July 2007, after having earned $ 8 million US dollars in the previous 16 months, Klum was named by Forbes at number three in their list of the Top 15 Models in the World.
In 2008, Forbes estimated her income at $ 16 Million, which placed Klum at number one. For 2007, Forbes estimated her income at $ 14 Million US dollars. Klum is signed to IMG Models in New York City. In 2008, Klum was a featured guest in an American commercial for Volkswagen, where she was interviewed by a black Beetle. When she commented that German geometry is so exciting, it caused the beetle’s face to turn red and red. She has been a part of several commercials for Volkswagen and McDonalds on German TV. In November 2008 Klum appeared in two versions of her Guitar Hero World Tour commercial, in which she participated in the famous lingerie dance scene Tom Cruise in Risky Business. In both versions, she lip-synced her song “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger while dancing around the living room with the wireless guitar controller.
In October 2009 Klum was the subject of one nude woman in Heidilicious, a picture book by photographer Rankin. Klum ventured into the web videos, starring in “SPIKED HEEL: Supermodels Battle the Forces of Evil”. The web series starred model Coco Rocha and was directed by fashion documentary Doug Cave. In the story, Klum fights “The Kluminator” and elegant owner Coco “The Sassy Superhero” Rocha, the villainous Dr. Faux Pas who plots to destroy Fashion Week. Heroines employ everything from hair dryer guns to fist fights, in order to thwart Dr. Faux Bass’s treacherous plans. The Cluminator and Wonder Girl avoid a series of fashion disasters to neutralize the ray of death that threatens to evaporate the community of fashion designers gathered in Bryant Park. In 2010 Klum became the new face and creative advisor of the European cosmetic brand Astor, for which she set the artistic direction and the design of new products and trendy color combinations. In October 2010 Klum split from Victoria’s Secret after 13 years of working with the brand. She gave a simple explanation in her official statement saying, “All good things must come to an end. I will always love Victoria and never tell her secret. It was such a wonderful time!”
It was reported in May 2011 that Klum ranked second with an estimated earnings of $ 20 million on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-earning models (2010-2011). Forbes noted that since ending her 13-year career as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Klum has become more of a business woman than a model. She partnered with New Balance and Amazon.com to launch a clothing line and signed a 20-episode deal to host a new Lifetime show called Seriously Funny Kids. In fact, some famous fashion designers have long commented on Klum’s limited role as a model. Karl Lagerfeld, for example, agreed in 2009 with German designer Wolfgang Joop, who called Klum after she appeared nude on the cover of the German edition of GQ magazine, “No mannequin. She is simply too heavy and has a very large bust.” Lagerfeld noted that neither he nor Claudia Schiffer knew Klum, because she had never worked in Paris and was of no significance in the fashion world, being “more glamorous and glamorous than current fashion.”
In December 2004 Klum became the host, judge, and executive producer of the reality show Project Runway on the US cable TV channel Bravo (it airs on Lifetime TV starting in 2009), where fashion designers compete for the opportunity to show their line at New York Fashion Week and receive money to launch a line Their fashion. She received an Emmy nomination for the show for each of the first four seasons. In 2008 Klum and Project Runway received a Peabody Award, the first time a reality show had won the award.) Klum was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008 for “Outstanding Host of a Reality Program or Reality Quiz” for Project Runway, the first to be recognized Classified by Emmys.  Klum has been the presenter, judge, and co-producer of German show Next Topmodel, the German version of the internationally successful reality TV show, since 2006. All twelve seasons have been broadcast on German TV station ProSieben. In 2013 Klum, along with her co-host Tim Gunn, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Host of Reality or Reality-Competition. On September 7, 2018, it was confirmed that Klum, along with Tim Jan, would not be returning to Project Runway for the seventeenth season on Bravo as the two signed a deal to run another fashion show on Amazon Video.
Klum has designed clothing lines (one for men), which are featured in the order catalog of the German post “Otto”. Designed shoes for Birkenstock, jewelry for Mouawad, a clothing line for Gordache, and swimwear – she appeared in the 2002 sports swimwear issue. She was one of the designers of the Victoria’s Secret collection of underwear “The Body”, named after her nickname after her first appearance at a fashion show Victoria’s Secret. Her Mouawad jewelry collection made its debut on the QVC cable shopping network on September 14, 2006, and 14 of the 16 designs were sold after 36 minutes. Jordache’s Klum clothing line launched on April 30, 2008.
Klum has two fragrances, Heidi Klum and Mai. She designed makeup for Victoria’s Secret as part of her “Super Hot Makeup Collection” titled “The Heidi Klum Collection”. The first round appeared in the fall of 2007. A second round was released in the fall of 2008. Klum participated in the development of a rose of the same name, Heidi Klum Rose, available in Germany. For the 2008 US Open, Klum designed a screen-printed T-shirt that was sold at the US Open. Childlike butterfly pictures appeared. Proceeds will go to a nonprofit organization that maintains the park that is home to the US Open and Klum became Barbie’s official ambassador to celebrate the doll’s 50th anniversary in 2009, and she even made a Barbie doll from herself. On April 1 of the same year, she appeared on the CBS TV special, I Get That A Lot, as a girl working in a pizza store. In the same year, she was featured in an advertisement for the Dannon Light & Fit brand.
Klum and her husband Seal announced in June 2010 that they would be creating a lifelong reality series called Love’s Divine (after Seal’s song of the same name.) In January 2010 Klum released two lines of maternity clothes: Lavish by Heidi Klum for A Pea in the capsule, and the darling of Heidi Klum Maternity. “I faced fashion challenges during my four pregnancies and combined my knowledge of what works in terms of style, comfort and practicality to create these lines,” Klum said. In October 2010 Klum with New Balance, HKNB, launched a group of fashionable women wear on Amazon.com. In January 2015, Klum launched its “Heidi Klum Intimates” lingerie range in Melbourne, Australia. She launched her group Intimates in collaboration with Bendon in March 2015.
Klum is a “real celebrity” on the Stardoll website, as she has a collection of virtual jewelry, and a virtual clothing line called Jordache. Users can go to the Klum Suite and interact with them by giving interviews, posting pending requests, or dressing up the Klum doll. In 2015, she appeared in the music video of Australian singer “Fire Meet Gasoline”, to promote her underwear collection.
In 2017 Klum released the Heidi and City fashion line for exclusive sale at Lidl’s grocery stores. It was first presented with a show at New York Fashion Week. In March 2013, it was announced that Klum would join America’s Got Talent to replace Sharon Osborne as judge. She judged seasons 8 through 13 and the first season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions before her departure was announced in February 2019. In February 2020, it was announced that she would be returning to the board for the fifteenth season of the main series.
Klum is an artist. Many of her paintings appeared in various art magazines in the United States. On September 27, 2002, she dedicated a statue she painted entitled “A Dog With Butterflies” to commemorate the role of rescue dogs in the aftermath of September 11th. In 2004 Klum co-authored Heidi Klum’s book, Body of Knowledge, with editor Elle Alexandra Postman. The book offers Klum’s biography as well as her advice on success. Prior to that, Klum was a guest columnist on the German television network RTL website. I wrote an article in the German newspaper Die Zeit.
In November 2006 Klum released her first single “Wonderland”, which was written for a series of TV commercials for German retailer “Douglas”. Proceeds were distributed to a children’s charity in her hometown Bergisch Gladbach. She contributed to her husband’s 2007 album System System, Seal, in which the duo sang “Wedding Day,” a song Seale wrote about their wedding.
In 1997, Klum married designer Rick Pepino. The couple separated in 2002. In March 2003, Klum began a relationship with Flavio Briatore, Italian managing director of Renault Formula 1 team. In December she announced her pregnancy, and soon after, the two divorced and Klum began dating musician Sell. Klum gave birth to her daughter Helen, nicknamed “Lenny”, in May 2004 in New York City, and the seal was present at Lenny’s birth, and according to Klum, Briatore is not participating in Lenny’s life; She categorically stated, “The seal is Lenny’s father.
Klum and Seale got engaged in December 2004 on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia and were married on May 10, 2005 on a beach in Mexico. They have three biological children together: sons born in September 2005 and November 2006, and a daughter born in October 2009. On November 21, 2009, Klum formally adopted the surname Seale and became known legally as Heidi Samuel. Soon after, in December 2009, Seale officially adopted Lenny, and her last name was changed to Samuel. During their marriage, Klum and Syll renew their vows to each other every year on their anniversary in front of family and friends. On January 22, 2012, the couple announced that they had split after nearly seven years of marriage.
She filed for divorce from Seale three months later on April 6, 2012. She also requested that her name be returned to her birth name Heidi Klum. Their divorce was finalized on October 14, 2014.
Klum dated her bodyguard, Martin Kersten, from 2012 to 2014. She started dating gallery curator Vito Schnabel in 2014. They separated in 2017 after three years of dating.
In May 2018, Klum announced her relationship with Tokyo hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz through Instagram posts and appearances at the Cannes Film Festival. The two were related for the first time romantically in March of the same year. On December 24, 2018, after nearly one year of dating, Klum announced on her Instagram that she and Kaulitz became engaged and posted a photo of the couple where the ring was on display with the caption saying “I said yes” followed by a red heart emoji. Klum and Kaulitz privately got married in February 2019. The couple’s wedding took place aboard Cristina’s yacht or in Italy in August 2019.
In an interview with Ocean View, Klum described herself as nude, stating, “I grew up very free … I don’t hide or feel insecure about myself or my body. As much as I love wearing nice underwear and clothes, I also like not wearing much. It feels like” Free has had me since I was a little kid growing up in Germany. I had parents who never hid from me when they changed their clothes or when I walked into the room. Beach, my mom was bathing topless
During the live conclusion of the tenth season of Next Top Model in Germany at the Mannheim SAP Arena on May 14, 2015, a phone call came from a woman at 9:07 pm, threatening to have a bomb exploding during the live show. The organizer decided to vacate the hall and then call the police. Meanwhile, the live broadcast was canceled and a notice was shown to TV viewers stating that the show had been suspended due to technical problems. Later, a man was arrested after he approached Klum, causing another bomb threat. She was subsequently evacuated, along with her daughter Lenny, and the two other judges. A suspicious bag was found, which turned out to be a hoax.
On April 30, 2011, Klum led the Children’s March, a 5-kilometer community march to raise funds as part of community outreach efforts at LA Children’s Hospital in May 2014, Klum was honored with the American Red Cross Crystal Cross Award for her charitable work, most notably her contributions to the Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy .