Donald Trump informed the public almost a decade ago that he’d stopped crushing on Heidi Klum, but he brought her up again in an interview published over the weekend, and this time the supermodel talked back.
“Sometimes I do go a little bit far,” the presidential hopeful told the New York Times while discussing, among other things, how he gets away with outrageous comments. “Heidi Klum,” he added after a pause. “Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.”
Klum’s name, however, wasn’t just pulled out of thin air.
Back in 2005, Trump was talking to Howard Stern about how his then-pregnant wife, Melania, had blown up “like a blimp — in the right places. In her case, the right places. I mean she really has become a monster — in all the right places.”
He meant monster, he said, “in the most positive way.” But Klum, who at that point had given birth to two of her four children, apparently wasn’t floating his boat anymore.
“I looked at her the other day, and it’s off,” Trump told Stern, dissing his supposed crush. “There’s no question.”
Alas, in 2005, social media wasn’t what it is in 2015. But now it is 2015, so that’s where Klum made her stand Monday, posting a video on Instagram in response to Trump’s NYT comment.
In the video, Klum is rocking a T-shirt emblazoned with a paper “10,” wind machine going and everything, when someone in a cheesy Trump mask comes up behind her and rips off the number — only to reveal “9.99.” The supermodel shrugs it off, blasts a smile and goes on with her photo shoot.
Her caption: "#TrumpHasSpoken #sadly #9.99 #NoLongerA10 #IHadAGoodRun #donaldtrump #trumped #HeidiTrumpsTrump #BeautyIsInTheEyeOfTheBeheld.”
So, Donald: Looks like Heidi’s not exactly crushing on you either.