Heidi Klum is a major star in the fashion and entertainment world. Having established herself as a top model, making great impact for such clients as Victoria’s Secret and appearing on the covers of pop-culture mainstays including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Klum’s career has taken many new directions.

About Host & Executive Producer Heidi Klum - Seriously Funny KidsShe is the host and executive producer of the five-time Emmy-nominated series “Project Runway.” After finishing its sixth season, “Project Runway” was the highest-rated reality program on cable. Klum also hosts “Germany’s Next Top Model,” which is a runaway hit in that country. She has written a lifestyle book, “Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior,” and just launched a new book, “Rankin’s Heidilicious,” featuring some of her favorite photos taken by talented photographer Rankin.

Her latest beauty endeavor in the United States is an age-preventive line of creams and serums called “In An Instant,” which is sold in partnership with Guthy Renker. Klum recently designed two maternity lines: “Lavish” for Pea in a Pod and “Loved” for Motherhood Maternity. Klum also collaborated with New Balance on an activewear line that was sold exclusively on Amazon.com in 2010.

Klum’s modeling career began in her hometown of Bergisch Gladbach when she won a national model search. After this win, Klum signed with an agency, and her modeling career officially took off. She has 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.

She has been featured in all of the top fashion/beauty and lifestyle magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Jane, ID, W, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Allure, Lucky, Self, Town & Country, Esquire, Forbes, Arena, GQ, British GQ (which named her “Woman of the Year” twice in a row), French, British and German Vogue, German Elle, Self, Fitness, Dutch, New Woman and Grazia magazines. Klum has shot campaigns for clients including McDonald’s, Diet Coke (for which she was the spokeswoman for the Red Dress/Heart Health initiative for two years), Volkswagen, H&M, Nike, American Express, Target, 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 widely viewed 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 has even worn the multimillion-dollar jeweled holiday bras. She has also served as host of the CBS broadcast special of the annual fashion show.

Klum’s acting appearances include Miramax’s “Blow Dry” and “Ella Enchanted,” ABC’s “Spin City,” and guest roles on HBO’s “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” (as Ursula Andress), “How I Met Your Mother” and “Sex and the City,” among others. She hosted the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, has hosted various specials for MTV, TNT and CBS, and swam with sharks for an episode of Discovery Channel’s popular “Shark Week.” In addition, she appeared as villainess scientist Katya Nadanova in the best-selling James Bond 007 video game “Everything or Nothing.”

Her charity involvements include work on behalf of such organizations as the American Red Cross (as part of its Celebrity Cabinet) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

During her downtime at shoots, Klum also cultivates her creative talents — sketching ideas for her jewelry, clothing and shoe lines, as well as crafting new ideas for her ever-developing businesses and interests.

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