HEIDI KLUM Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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Name: Heidi Klum                                                                     
Born: 1 June 1973 Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany           
Heidi Klum (born June 1, 1973[1]) is a German model, actress,                       
TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer and singer. She is also the     
hostess of Project Runway and Germany's Next Topmodel, and is known for her         
modeling work with Victoria's Secret.                                               
Klum was born in Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She       
was raised by her parents, Gunther (a cosmetics company executive) and Erna (a       
hairdresser) According to Klum, "in 1991, my friend, Karin, persuaded me to         
fill out a magazine coupon: I enrolled for the national contest 'Model 92', with     
the chosen winners shown on Gottschalk, a top German television show, sort of       
similar to late night shows with David Letterman or Jay Leno in the United           
States." Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29,           
1992 and was offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000. She accepted the         
contract a few months later after graduating from school and decided not to try     
for an apprentice position at a fashion design school.                               
Klum has been on the cover of most of the well-known fashion magazines,             
including Vogue Magazine, ELLE and Marie Claire. She became widely known after       
appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and for her work     
with Victoria's Secret and gained popularity as part of Thomas Zeumer's             
Metropolitan Models.In addition to working with world class photographers on         
her Sports Illustrated shoots, she was the object/subject of Joanne Gair body       
painting works in the several edition ranging from 1999 to 2006.                     
She wrote the foreword to Gair's most recent book of body paint work. She           
has been a spokesmodel for McDonald's, Braun, H & M, and Liz Claiborne, among       
others. She is currently the latest celebrity spokesmodel for Jordache. In           
addition to modeling, she has appeared in several TV shows, including Spin City,     
Sex and the City, and Yes, Dear. She had a role as an ill-tempered hair model in     
the movie Blow Dry, played a giantess in the movie Ella Enchanted and was cast       
as Ursula Andress in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. She also had cameo         
appearances in The Devil Wears Prada and Perfect Stranger.                           
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         
Klum guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother (episode: "The Yips") on November 26,   
2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret supermodels (Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks,     
Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio).