Heidi Klum Wearing KC Designs Jewelry
Heidi Klum is a German-American model who has also showed her talents in the entertainment industry in a variety of ways including as a fashion designer, businesswoman, television producer, television host and an occasional actress. She was born in a small town outside of Cologne, Germany called Bergisch Gladbach.
She was discovered in 1992 when she entered a national modeling contest in Germany. She wasn’t even really serious about modeling, she just entered the competition for fun. She won first place out of 25,000 contestants and was given a modeling contract with Metropolitan Models New York.
She rose to international fame when she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and in 1997 she was the first German to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her successful modelling career brought her fame and she then became the judge and host of the reality television program Project Runway. She earned a nomination for an Emmy award in the year 2008 for this role. As one of the top models in the world, she also went on to create her own signature line of jewellery, sandals and perfume.
Heidi Klum is also an actress and she has had several supporting roles in film such as Ella Enchanted and Blow Dry. She has also had cameo appearances in the films The Perfect Stranger and The Devil Wears Prada. Heidi Klum has also been seen on the television shows Spin City, Sex and the City, I Get That a Lot, CSI: Miami, Yes Dear, Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives and How I Met Your Mother.
Heidi was named by People Magazine one of the”50 Most Beautiful People” in 2001, as well as making the list at #9 of the “Top 100 Sexiest Women of 2004” in FHM magazine. She has insured her legs for two million dollars.
Heidi Klum occasionally spends her time volunteering at Children’s Hospital New York, visiting the young patients in order to provide them with encouragement and companionship. She also organized the Walk for Kids, which was a 5 kilometer community walk to raise funds for the hospital.
Heidi holds second place in the listing by Forbes magazine of the top earning models in the world, only behind Gisele Bundchen. However, since she ended her 13 year stint as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, she has focused more on her business endeavors than her modeling. She has partnered with Amazon.com and New Balance to launch a clothing line of active women’s wear and she is also planning to host a new show on Lifetime called Seriously Funny Kids. Heidi has also designed clothing for Jorache, jewelry for Mouawad, shoes for Birkenstock and a clothing line that was featured in “Otto” the German mail order catalog. She also has two unique fragrances, called “Me” and “Heidi Klum”.
On top of all of her multiple talents, Heidi is also an artist and has had several of her paintings featured in art magazines in the USA. She created a sculpture in 2002 to honor rescue dogs that helped in the aftermath of 9/11.
Heidi is pictured here wearing the KC Designs Diamond Cross Necklace.