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Heidi Klum: Life in pictures

Heidi Klum

Model behavior

Heidi Klum was still a teenager when a friend convinced her to enter the “Ms. Model 1992" contest. She won, and before long she was modeling in Paris and Milan. (Mark Mainz / Getty Images)
Turning America’s head

Heidi walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret, and graced the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. Those two high-profile gigs caused Americans to take notice of the German beauty. (Associated Press)
Auf Wiedersehen

Forget Victoria and her secret. Heidi’s most awesome gig to date has been hosting “Project Runway,” which premiered in 2004.

Every time one of the designers gets cut from the competition, she gives them her signature terse farewell: “Auf Wiedersehen.” The series has earned several Emmy nominations. (Brad Barket / Getty Images)
Fearlessly branching out

If Heidi Klum says she’s a painter, then Heidi Klum is a painter. Her painted “Dog With Butterflies” sculpture was showcased in New York outside FAO Schwartz.

She also gave singing a try and in 2006 released a single called “Wonderland.” Here she performs with husband Seal. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images)
Smell like me, dress like me, walk like me

Heidi has designed shoes, jewelry, and everything in between. She also, of course, has her own perfume. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images)
But what I really want to do is act

Heidi appeared on “Malcolm in the Middle” in 2002 and in the film “Blow Dry” in 2001.

She’s also featured in a James Bond video game, and is the host and of “Germany’s Next Top Model.” (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)
Heidi snubs Jay

When she was nominated for her first Emmy in 2005, Heidi asked “Project Runway” winner Jay McCarroll to design her dress. But she decided not to wear it.

The dress “was like an MTV/Halloween costume,” she later told US Weekly. (WireImage)
Love life

Heidi married hairstylist Ric Pipino (pictured) in 1997, but the two divorced in 2002. Then, in 2004, she had a child with Formula One manager Flavio Briatore. (WireImage)
Who needs Flavio?

In 2005, Heidi married singer Seal, and the couple have two sons together. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Kiss from a rose

To top it all off, the woman has her own flower. She helps promote the Heidi Klum rose, but you’ll have to fly to Germany to get one. (WireImage)
Rollin in dough

Supermodel Linda Evangelista once said, “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”

In 2007, Forbes estimated that Heidi had earned $8 million in the last 12 months. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images)