Heidi Klum is a popular German-American model, television host, producer, and businesswoman. Heidi Klum is the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel, having featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1998.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Heidi Klum was born on the 1st of June 1973, in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. As of her date of birth, she is 49 years old and holds German-American citizenship.
Her full name is Heidi Klum Kaulitz and has a zodiac sign of Gemini. In addition, she has her belief in Christianity and she belongs to the German-American ethnicity.
Following her parents, she is the daughter of Gunther Klum (father) and Erna Klum (mother). Professionally, her father is a cosmetic company executive while her mother is a hairdresser. She grew up with his brother whose name is Michael Klum.
Coming towards, her academic qualification, she completed her early education at the Comprehensive School Paffrath in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. later, she went to a fashion school in West Germany where she completed her graduation.
At the age of 18, Heidi Klum began her modeling career. After her friend convinced her to take part in a national modeling contest called “Model 92.”
On the 29th of April 1992, she was voted the winner, out of 25,000 contestants and she was offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000 by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York. In addition, she appeared on the Gottschalk Late Night Show, a German television show with host Thomas Gottschalk.
This model has been featured on the cover of French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish Vogue magazines, as well as Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Russian Harper’s Bazaar magazines.
Meanwhile, she has also hosted the 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows. She has been a celebrity spokesmodel for Jordache and Volkswagen since the year 2007.
Other movies and music videos appearances
As an actress, she has made appearances in TV shows, such as “Spin City”, “Sex and the City”, “Yes, Dear”, and “How I Met Your Mother.”Apart from television roles, she has done roles in movies like “Blow Dry” (2001), “Ella Enchanted” (2004), and “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” (2004).
Similarly, she has made cameo appearances in the films “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Perfect Stranger.” In the 2003 video game “James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing”, Klum was also featured and she plays the villain Dr. Katya Nadanova.
Additionally, this model has made several music videos, including Jamiroquai’s video “Love Foolosophy” from their album A Funk Odyssey, Kelis’s “Young, Fresh n’ New”, off her second 2001 album Wanderland and, most recently, the second video for her then-husband Seal’s song “Secret” off his 2010 album Seal 6: Commitment.
In addition, Klum was also named by Forbes third on the list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. Later, she signed with IMG Models in New York City. Similarly, she also starred in two versions of a Guitar Hero World Tour.
In October 2009, she often-nude one-woman subject of Heidilicious, a photo book by photographer Rankin. Similarly, she has also partnered with New Balance and Amazon.com.
As host, judge, author, and singer
Later, she became the host, judge, and executive producer of the reality show Project Runway on the U.S. cable television channel Bravo in December 2004. Moreover, the show was aired on Lifetime television beginning in 2009.
In the year 2008, she and “Project Runway” received a Peabody Award. It was confirmed on the 7th of September 2018, that she, along with Tim Gunn would not be returning to Project Runway.
She became a judge for America’s Got Talent replacing Sharon Osbourne. And, she judged seasons 8 through 13 and the first season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions before she left the show in February 2019. Moreover, she was announced to come back on the panel for the fifteenth season of the main series in February 2020.
As an author, she co-authored Heidi Klum’s Body of Knowledge with Elle magazine editor Alexandra Postman. She has also written an essay for the German newspaper Die Zeit.
Additionally, Klum released her debut single “Wonderland”, written for a series of television advertisements for the German retailer “Douglas” back in November 2006. Apart from this, she contributed to her husband Seal’s 2007 album System, singing the duet “Wedding Day”, a song that Seal wrote for their wedding.
Back in 2013, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. Besides this, she has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards, German Television Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
Heidi Klum – Net Worth 2023
Mainly, Klum makes money through her modeling career and other ventures. In addition, she also makes money as a producer and entrepreneur. As of 2023, her net worth is around $160 million and her salary is still unknown.
Talking about her marital status, Heidi Klum is a married woman and has married thrice in her life. First, she married Ric Pipino in 1997 and divorced in 2002. After this, she began dating Flavio Briatore, the Italian Managing director of Renault’s Formula One Team, in March 2003 but they split after some time.
During the same year, she began dating musician, Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, professionally known as Seal. On the 10th May 2005, the couple married. However, being in a marital relationship for over seven years, the couple announced their separation on January 22, 2012. And, the couple finally divorced on October 14, 2014.
Third, she married guitarist Tom Kaulitz, who is 17 years younger than Klum. Moreover, the couple married in a secret ceremony in February 2019, but their wedding ceremony took place in Italy in August 2019 on the Yacht Christina O. Klum is the mother of four kids whose names are Helene (Leni) Klum, Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel, and Sulola Samuel.
Klum led Walk for Kids on the 30th of April 2011, a community 5K walk to raise funds as part of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles community awareness efforts.
Moreover, she was honored with the Crystal Cross Award of the American Red Cross in May 2014 for her charity work, most notably for her contributions to the Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy.
Regarding her body stats, she is 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75 m) and weighs around 62 kg (137 lbs). She has a pair of hazel eyes with blonde hair color and her body stat measures 37-27-37 inches. Moreover, she wears a shoe size of 11 US and a dress size of 8 US.
Heidi Klum – Social Media
On her Instagram page ‘@heidiklum’ there are over 10.5 million followers. Likewise, there are over 4.7 million followers on her Twitter page ‘@heidiklum’ and over 5.5 million followers on her Facebook page.
In addition, she has a TikTok account named ‘@heidiklum’ there are over 1.9 million followers at the moment.