Heidi Klum - Host & Judge
Heidi Klum, 34, is a star of the fashion world. Having established herself as a top model, making great impact for such clients as Victoria's Secret and on the covers of such pop-culture mainstays as the "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit" issue, Klum's career has taken many new directions. Klum's numerous ventures include self-designed collections for fine jeweler Mouawad (this line has recently extended to QVC) and popular shoe line Birkenstock.
Klum also hosts Germany's Next Top Model. She has a lifestyle book, "Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior." Other ventures include best-selling European clothing, accessories, fragrance and beauty lines. Her latest beauty line in the U.S. will be launched on Guthy Ranker in late 2007. Her charity involvements include work on behalf of such organizations as the American Red Cross (as part of its ‘Celebrity Cabinet') and the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Klum's website, Willkommen, is a destination for her many fans to keep up with her appearances and upcoming projects.
Klum's modeling career began in her hometown of Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, when she won a national model search. From this win, Klum was signed with an agency and since worked with many of the world's top fashion photographers including Sante D'Orazio, Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Rankin, Matthew Ralston, Arthur Elgort, Walter Chin, Robert Erdmann, Marco Glaviano, Michael Thompson, Raymond Meier, Richard Burbridge, Mark Seliger, Wayne Mazur, Peter Lindbergh and Steven Meisel; been featured in all the top fashion & beauty magazines including "Vogue," "Elle," "Marie Claire," "Harper's Bazaar," "InStyle," "Jane," "ID," "W," "Cosmopolitan," "Glamour," "Mademoiselle," "Allure," "Esquire," "GQ," British "GQ" (for which she was named ‘Woman of the Year' twice in a row, normally reserved for men) French & British & German "Vogue," German "Elle," "Self," "Fitness," "Dutch," "New Woman" and "Grazia" magazines; and shot campaigns for clients including McDonalds, Tab Select (for which she has done a customized can design), Volkswagen, H&M, Nike, American Express, Target, Jordache, Express, Liz Claiborne, Lenscrafters, Siemens, Givenchy, Nine West, INC, Finesse, Braun (for which her legs were insured for over $2 million!) and the prestigious Pirelli calendar.
Klum is also well-known for her work with Victoria's Secret—one of her first big ‘breaks' as a model was to walk in Victoria's Secret runway show; since then, she has completed many campaigns for Victoria's Secret, being featured prominently in the company's world-famous catalogs, swim books and fashion shows and having worn the multi-million dollar jeweled holiday bras.
Klum's acting appearances have included ABC's Spin City, Miramax films Blow Dry and Ella Enchanted, and guest roles on HBO's The Life and Death of Peter Sellers as Ursula Andress and Sex and the City, among others. She has hosted various specials for MTV, TNT and CBS and even literally swam with sharks for an episode for Discovery Channel's popular ‘Shark Week.' She appeared as villainess scientist Katya Nadanova in the best-selling James Bond 007 videogame, Everything or Nothing.
On downtimes at shoots, Klum also cultivates her creative talents—sketching ideas for her jewelry and shoe lines, as well as crafting new ideas for her ever-developing businesses and interests.