In 1992 Heidi Klum participates in the beauty contest called Model 92 where Klum, nineteen year old student, is imposed between about 25,000 competitors. The program appears in the German Late-Night-Show Gottschalk hosted by Thomas Gottschalk. She won the contest, earning a contract as a model with a minimum salary under $ 300,000. Heidi is happy about it but refuses the offer in order to complete her studies at Integrierte Gesamtschule Paffrath in Bergisch Gladbach.
In the summer of 1992 waiver to graduate as a fashion designer to pursue a modeling career and began to show up to the first casting. Her career began in Hamburg, but later she moved to Paris and then in Milan. In 1993 she moved to Miami, and then to New York, where she lives in an apartment in Manhattan.
In 1996 she founded the Heidi Klum GmbH, her fashion signature, and makes sure the copyright on its logo and its name. A turning point in her modeling career came in 1997, when she participates in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which brings to the forefront of the media and to rise to the rank of top models. In the same year married the hairstylist Ric Pipino, since they divorced in 2003. In 1998, appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She is the first German model to appear on the magazine, read by 55 million people.
In 1999 she debuted as an actress in the sitcom on ABC’s Spin City, playing herself as the object of desire of Michael J. Fox. In 2000 it published her first calendar. In 2001 she made her film debut with a small part in Blowdry movie, playing Jasmine, an eccentric model loved by two brothers hairdressers. Heidi supports charitable organizations such as “Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation”.
Heidi Klum appeared in photos on Amica, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, FHM, Glamour, GQ, Kultur-Spiegel, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, Max, Photo, Self, Spiegelreporter, Sports Illustrated, Stern, Tatler, Time Out, Victoria’s Secret catalog, Vogue (English editions, German and French) and W. She has participated in advertising campaigns for American Express, Givenchy, Finesse, INC, Kathleen Madden, Katjes, Nike, Otto, Peek & Cloppenburg, Swatch and Victoria’s Secret. She has appeared as a guest star in Sex And The City, The Weber Show, Malcolm, Ella Enchanted and The Devil Wears Prada. Heidi has appeared on postage stamps in Spain and Austria.
In 2007 she participated as a guest star in an episode of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother and in 2008 she secured her legs to € 2 million. In the same year she starred in the TV spot of the music video game Guitar Hero World Tour. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 Heidi Klum was named by Forbes magazine among the ten most successful models in the world. In 2010 she appeared in an episode of the television series Desperate Housewives, where she played herself and was in the music video of Seal: Secret. In 2012 she leads the MTV EMA 2012. In 2013 becomes judge of America’s Got Talent. In January launched its own line of underwear Heidi Klum Intimates Line, both women and men in partnership with Bendon giant, and which is also a testimonial for Spring / Summer 2015 campaign. In 2015 starring paired with Pedro Pascal in the videoclip of the single Whether Fire Meet Gasoline.
On May 14, 2015, during the final of Germany’s Next Top Model program conducted by the model, an anonymous phone call from a woman announced the presence of a bomb in the studio, doing interrupt transmission and evacuated the television studios. Following is a suspicious suitcase was found in the wardrobe, later revealed as a false alarm. Meanwhile Klum, her daughter and the program jurors were immediately taken to a secret location.