Saturday, April 18, 2009

Heidi Klum Biography

Heidi Klum: born June 1, 1973)is a German-American model, actress, television host, business woman, fashion designer, television producer, artist, and occasional singer. She is married to singer Seal.

Klum was the Emmy Award-nominated hostess of Project Runway and Germany's Next Topmodel, and is a Victoria's Secret Angel.
Klum was raised by her parents, Günther P. (a cosmetics company executive) and Erna (a hairdresser) in Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany, a small city outside Cologne. Klum was persuaded by a friend to enroll in a national modeling contest called "Model 92". Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29, 1992 and offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000 by Thomas Zeumer, CEO of Metropolitan Models New York. As the winner, she appeared on the Gottschalk Late Night Show, a top German television show with host Thomas Gottschalk, similar to late night shows with David Letterman or Jay Leno in the United States. Acting and modeling
Klum has been on the cover of fashion magazines, including Vogue, ELLE and Marie Claire. In July 2007, having earned an estimated $8 million in the previous 12 months, Klum was named by Forbes as third on the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. In 2008, Forbes estimated her income to be $14 million, which put Klum in second place on the list, surpassing Kate Moss ($7.5 million). Klum is signed to IMG Models in New York City.

Project Runway
In December 2004, she became the host, judge and executive producer of the reality show Project Runway on the U.S. cable television channel Bravo, in which fashion designers compete for the opportunity to show their line at New York Fashion Week and receive money to launch their own fashion line. She received an Emmy Awards 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 herself was nominated for an Emmy in 2008 for "outstanding host of a reality or reality-competition show" for Project Runway, the first year that category was recognized by the Emmys.

Designing and perfume
Klum has designed her own clothing lines (including one for infants) that were featured in the German mail-order catalog "Otto." She also has designed shoes for Birkenstock, jewellery for Mouawad, a clothing line for Jordache, and swimsuits – featured in the 2002 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue – that, for a limited time, were available for sale through her personal website. Klum has produced two fragrances, called "Heidi Klum" and "Me". She has also designed makeup for Victoria's Secret as part of their "Very Sexy Makeup Collection", titled "The Heidi Klum Collection". The first run debuted in Fall 2007. Klum was also involved in the development of a namesake rose, the Heidi Klum rose, which is available in Germany.

It featured child-like butterfly pictures and retailed at $40.

Germany's Next Topmodel
Klum is the host, a judge, and co-producer of the show (along with model Tyra Banks). In 2004, Klum co-authored Heidi Klum's Body of Knowledge with Elle magazine editor Alexandra Postman. The book gives Klum's biography as well as her advice on becoming successful. Prior to that, Klum had been an occasional guest columnist for the German television network RTL's website. Klum's other projects have included music and video games. In early 2009, Klum ventured into web-based videos, starring in "SPIKED HEEL: Supermodels Battle the Forces of Evil". The web-series also starred fellow model Coco Rocha and was directed by fashion documentarian Doug Keeve (Unzipped, Seamless). In the story, Klum aka 'The Kluminator,' and her stylish sidekick Coco “The Sassy Superhero” Rocha battle the evil Dr. Faux Pas who is plotting to destroy Fashion Week. In November 2006, Klum released her debut single "Wonderland," which was written for a series of television advertisements for the German retailer "Douglas." In 2008, Klum was a featured guest on an American Volkswagen commercial, where she was interviewed by a black Beetle. Klum is a "Real Celebrity" on the website Stardoll. On Stardoll Klum has her own line of virtual jewelry for other members to purchase, and her own virtual clothing line called Jordache. You can go to Klum's suite and interact with her by doing interviews, sending pending requests or dressing up Klum's doll.
On April 1, 2009, Klum appeared on the CBS television special, I Get That a Lot, as a girl working at a pizza shop.

Personal life
In the autumn of 2003, Klum announced she was pregnant with Briatore's child. On the day she announced the pregnancy, Briatore was photographed kissing Fiona Swarovski, a jewelry heiress. Klum and Briatore split up shortly thereafter. Klum gave birth to Leni Boshoven Klum on May 4, 2004 in New York City, New York.
In early 2004, while still pregnant, Klum began a relationship with musician Seal. Klum and Seal married on May 10, 2005, on a beach in Mexico. They have two children together, both boys: Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, born September 12, 2005 in Los Angeles, California and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel born November 22, 2006 in Los Angeles. According to Klum, Flavio Briatore is not involved in Leni's life, and she has stated emphatically that "Seal is Leni's father."In 2008, Klum became a naturalized American citizen.
In 2008, Klum dressed as the Hindu goddess Kali for a Halloween party. She was not aware that goddess Kali killed only the unjust, and not just anyone. On April 16, 2009, Seal revealed that Klum is pregnant with their fourth child.


Rafael said...

Thomas Zeumer is searching for new faces as far as I heard...
he will launch the first web model academy this year. Thomas Zeumer Webpage

Maybe we will see the next Heidi Klum soon. ;)


Anonymous said...

yes, but its this year....
also cheers

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