Who is Heidi Klum?
Heidi Klum is a famous German model, television personality, actress and businesswoman. Her breakthrough in modeling came when she became the cover girl of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work with Victoria’s Secret as an “Angel”. She earned further notoriety after becoming the host and judge on reality shows ‘Project Runway’ and ‘Germany’s Next Top Model’ and as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’.
Heidi Klum was born on the 1st of June 1973, in Bergisch-Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She’s currently 47 years old.
|Birth Name||Heidi Klum|
|Nickname||Heidi Klum, The Body, Heidi Samuel|
|Date of Birth||June 1, 1973|
|Place of Birth||Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Age||47 years old|
|Profession||Model, Television Personality, Fashion Designer, Actress, Businesswoman|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Family and Education
Heidi Klum is the daughter of Erna, a hairdresser, and Günther Klum, a cosmetics company executive. She has a brother named Michael Klum.
She completed her high school before foraying into modeling.
Heidi Klum Love Life
Heidi Klum was married to stylist Ric Pipino from 1997 until 2002 and musician Seal from 2005 to 2012. She has a daughter, Helene Boshoven Klum, born May 4, 2004, from a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Flavio Briatore, and three children, son, Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, born September 12, 2005, son, Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel, born November 22, 2006, and a daughter, Lou Sulola Samuel, born October 9, 2009.
She dated her bodyguard, Martin Kirsten from 2012 to 2014 and had brief relationships with the German model, Vito Schnabel, and rapper and actor Nick Cannon.
In March 2018, it was reported that Klum is dating Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz. They made their first public appearance as a couple in May of that year, confirming their relationship status, at a high-profile party hosted by jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz in West Hollywood. They got engaged on 24 December 2018 and married in February 2019. Following their marriage, the couple threw a grand wedding party in August 2019 that was held on the yacht Christina O in Italy.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 9.5 inches|
Centimeters – 177 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 62 kg|
Pounds – 137 lbs
|Shoe Size||9 (US) / 6.5 (UK)|
|Dress Size||8 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Curvy Body|
Klum participated in a national modeling contest called “Model 92” at the age of 18. She won the contest and eventually won a modeling contract worth US$300,000 by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York. From there, her modeling career started, and she hasn’t turned her back since then. She moved to New York in 1993 to pursue a career in modeling and soon after, she gained attention by appearing on the cover of Mirabella magazine.
Heidi Klum earned her first acting credits as a VIP Patron in the 1998 American drama film ’54’. She landed her first leading role as Jasmine in the 2001 comedy film ‘Blow Dry’.
Klum made her acting debut in a television series in 1998 with the American sitcom Spin City, in which she appeared in a total of seven episodes from 1998 to 1999.
Before that, she made a guest appearance as herself on a talk show called Late Show with David Letterman on June 30, 1997.
She released her first single ‘Wonderland’ on 17 November 2006, written as television advertisements for the German retailer Douglas. It peaked at No.13 on the German singles chart.
Being Victoria’s Secret Angel from from 1999 until 2010.
Her appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on February 20, 1998.
Her work in television and films.
Klum has done endorsement works for several brands including Abercrombie and Fitch, Accessorize, American Express, Ann Taylor, Astor, Birkenstock, Bonnie Bell, Braun, Caress, Comma, Company by Ellen Tracy, Dannon Light & Fit, Diet Coke, Douglas, Ellen Tracy, Finesse, Fontanis, Gerry Weber, Givenchy ‘Amarige’ fragrance, Got Milk?, Guitar Hero World Tour, H&M, Haribo & Katjes Yogurt Gums, INC, Nike, Nine West, Otto, Peek & Cloppenburg, Rosner jeans, Schwarzkopf, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, Volkswagen, XBOX 360 ‘Guitar Heroes’ VideoGame, and Zeki Triko swimwear.
Heidi Klum Favorite Things
- Food – McDonald’s
- Drink – Coke
- Designers – Thomas Wilde, Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta and Galliano
- Color – Green
- Reality Show Host – Tom Bergeron
Heidi Klum Net Worth
Heidi Klum has a net worth of $160 million dollars with estimated annual earnings of $19 million dollars. In 2008, she earned $3.8 million as a model/spokesperson for Victoria’s Secret.
Social Media Profiles
Klum is very active on social media with a huge fan following, including 5.1 million followers on Facebook, 7.4 million followers on Instagram, and 5 million followers on Twitter.
Heidi Klum Facts
In 2001, People Magazine named her as one of the ’50 Most Beautiful People’.
Klum served as the spokesmodel of Victoria’s Secret as well as hosted the 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows.
Heidi has appeared on the covers of Vogue magazines (several editions), Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire, Glamour and Russian Harper’s Bazaar magazines, among others.
She was ranked at No. 25 on FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” list.
In 2013, Klum, along with her co-host Tim Gunn won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for her work as a host and judge on Germany’s Next Topmodel.
Klum has her own line of clothing, swimwear, fragrances, and beauty products.
She is also an avid painter. She painted a sculpture called “Dog With Butterflies” to commemorate the role of rescue dogs in the aftermath of 9/11.
In 2013, she was ranked at #33 on Maxim list of “Hot 100 of 2008”.
She has insured her legs for two million dollars.