Heidi Klum (born June 1, 1973) is a
German-born American model, television host, businesswoman,
fashion designer, television producer, and occasional actress.
In 2008, she became an American citizen while maintaining her
native German citizenship. Klum became internationally known for
her appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Issue. In 1997 she became the first German model to become a
Victoria's Secret Angel. Following a successful modeling career,
Klum garnered acclaim as the host and judge of the reality show
Project Runway which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2008. She
has worked as a spokesmodel for Dannon and
M, and has appeared in numerous commercials for McDonald's,
Volkswagen and others. In 2009, Klum became Barbie's official
ambassador on Barbie's 50th anniversary. As an occasional
actress, she had supporting roles in movies including Blow Dry
(2001), Ella Enchanted (2004), and made cameo appearances on The
Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Perfect Stranger (2007). She has
also appeared on TV shows including Sex and the City and How I
Met Your Mother. Currently, Klum is a judge on the NBC reality
show America's Got Talent.
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