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Heidi Klum

Klum in April 2014
Born (1973-06-01) June 1, 1973 (age 43)
Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Occupation

Actress
fashion designer
model
television personality

Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Ric Pipino (m. 1997; div. 2002)
Seal (m. 2005; div. 2015)
Children 4
Website HeidiKlum.com
Modeling information
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Hair color Blonde (naturally brown)
Eye color Hazel[2]

Sure, climbing Mount Everest would be cool, but that's something I would now like to do as a family. Big experiences like that I don't want to have on my own anymore. I want to share them.
Heidi Klum
Never underestimate the power of the ocean.
My motto is to go wild on the accessories – the belts, the hair clips, the jewelery.
Heidi Klum
I danced for 15 years of my life. Which was my love and my passion.
A woman is a woman!
I have always been too round to do fashion shows.
I was a good kid. My parents laid rules out for me, and I followed them.
But I also want to have a family with children one day, which is very important to me.
Heidi Klum
I always did feel beautiful when I was pregnant, but I do feel more me when I'm my normal size.
Heidi Klum
I think if you give your best as a parent, then that's all you can do.
Well, I was going to school in Germany. And in my free time I was dancing.
Going blonde is like buying yourself a light bulb!
If you are talented, you can really do anything. And if your heart is at the right place and you have the passion for it, you can go for it and do it.
Heidi Klum
I'm not someone who plays hard to get. This whole thing about 'Oh, let's exchange numbers' and then people wait four or five days before they call you? I don't see the point. If you feel something, why would you let that pass? You only live once.
Heidi Klum
Children are very addicting. Once they start growing up, you miss when they were little.
Heidi Klum
For me, my business is my business and my house is my house. I don't want the public in my house.
Heidi Klum
If you have issues with family, friends, and people at work, try and solve these issues head on so you can move on and concentrate on having the life you want.
Heidi Klum
I am someone who always gets up again, even if there are setbacks. I have a survivor instinct. I'm not sure where it comes from, but probably from all the little things that make you into who you are.
Heidi Klum
I am generally a very happy and easygoing person. I also believe it's always better to meet people with a smile rather than looking cold, especially when you first meet. It changes everything.
Heidi Klum
When I was younger, I had a perm, and it was really big. My mom was a hairdresser, so even my dad had a perm! I looked like a poodle, but it was cool at the time.
Heidi Klum
So everyone has that problem, models have that problem, too.
I don't know why I got so lucky. I have to pinch myself often and say, 'Is this just a dream?'
Heidi Klum
People say, 'Oh, God, how devastating to go through a divorce.' Did I wish for this to happen to my family? No. But everyone is healthy; we're moving on with our lives.
Heidi Klum
I was the little sister that was annoying.
When you are just muscle, you end up being gaunt in the face, and that makes you look older by 5 or 10 years. I don't think of getting older as looking better or worse; it's just different. You change, and that's OK.
Heidi Klum
I wanted to be a fashion designer.
I'm a lioness. I have four cubs. I'm a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them.
Heidi Klum
I certainly like working in Germany.
I like basketball, and I've been to three games, which is so much more fun than seeing it on TV, I think.
Heidi Klum
I always think, look at how people were before they were pregnant. If you were a toned, healthy, energetic person, most likely you will be like that again.
Heidi Klum
I have a whole army of pajamas.
For me, my No. 1 priority in life was to always have a family. If I had not been able to work anymore, then that would have been it. I would definitely choose family over career. It's really great that my field has allowed me to work and let me do things that a woman does naturally.
Heidi Klum
I come from a place where we're not that shy about our bodies.
I never went to a modeling school, and I don't suggest to anybody that they go to a modeling school… In fashion, one day you're in, the next you're out.
Heidi Klum
Your kids are happy if you're happy. And if your love is happy, then everything works. I think a lot of people think once the children are there, it's all about the children. But you can't forget about your best friend, your lover, your husband.
Heidi Klum
I'm not that patient sometimes. I'm like a rocket – I go a hundred miles per hour.
Heidi Klum
I can't look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can't. I'd rather age.
Heidi Klum
I'm quite scared of flying, and especially helicopters, I don't like them at all.
Heidi Klum
I sing a lot, even with my voice.
I need my products to work and be fast! I don't love having 50 different things in my bathroom, like a different cream for every inch of my face. That's so not me.
Heidi Klum
I don't know why we work, my husband and I. We just do. We are black and white – yin and yang.
Heidi Klum
I don't think I could not have been with an artist of some kind, someone creative.
Heidi Klum
I always wanted to be a mom.
I don't want to be wondering about how skinny I am, wondering what I'm going to eat because I don't want to gain and I want to look hot and young, always and forever.
Heidi Klum
I'm not quite that difficult, even though maybe I'm a little bit bossy. But you know, in order to get things done, you do have to be a little bit bossy sometimes or tell people what you really want. Otherwise, things just don't get done, do they?
Heidi Klum
As a model you need to be able to do the craziest things.
No Botox. I don't think I will go there. I don't want to say never, because who knows? Maybe in 10 years I will.
Heidi Klum
My boys wear red pants or crazy color tops. My kids are more fashion forward in their own dressing.
Heidi Klum
I'm not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears.
Heidi Klum
Family comes first. You're the only thing they have.
I have the best husband in the world. He's very involved.
With a family of six, there is always something to make, create and do together.
Heidi Klum
In my job, people tell you that all the time: 'This shoot was great. You look amazing.' But you never know what they say when you turn away.
Heidi Klum
I'm not someone who plays hard to get.
Fashion is a very particular world, as you know.
It's important for children to see what's out there and learn that it's fun to go.
Heidi Klum
I'm bad at letting go of things.
If you love what you do, then you always find the time.
Every couple goes through things.
I don't have my name on anything that I don't really do.
I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around, and I definitely want to have children as well.
Heidi Klum
I love painting.
I actually eat a lot.

I have a whole army of pajamas.
I was being rejected all the time. Agents would say, 'I don't think you're the type they're looking for.' I was always like, 'You think? I don't want you to think. I want them to think that.' This business is all about someone's opinion, but not the agent or the manager's. How do they know? They're not that person.
Heidi Klum
I am into comedy.
I like to dream, but I like to make things happen.
I'd say I'm a good cook. I have a lot of German recipes that I can make – schnitzel, meatballs and things with cabbage. I love cabbage.
Heidi Klum
I'm quite good at multitasking, but I have to do things immediately.
For the longest time, you just sound like a broken record, but you have to be consistent when teaching kids.
Heidi Klum
I wouldn't push my kids to do anything. I want them to be happy, healthy, and I want them to be who they want to be, you know?
Heidi Klum
Sometimes random things that you wouldn't think mean anything mean so much to them. With kids, you can say, 'Let's go pick some flowers' or 'There's a snail. Let's investigate that.'
Heidi Klum
Being a Victoria's Secret model, which was always my dream.
I believe that when you put a smile out there, you get a smile back.
You never know why something works or doesn't.
I'm going to be 80, walking with a stick down the runway.
I don't have the hard everyday life that so many working mothers face.
Well, I was already so happy being chosen to do the issue itself, that when I got on the cover, it was even more of a surprise and even more amazing to me.
Heidi Klum
When I came out of school I didn't even think that modeling was a job.
I love when I go out and I have my hair and makeup done, but I also like it when I'm just with the family because that's real.
Heidi Klum
I'm someone, the same as my girlfriends, when they say what do you think about this, I don't always say they look fabulous. I say what I think.
Heidi Klum
I am generally a very happy and easygoing person.
I used to do my own taxes. You know how you buy that gigantic sheet at Staples, add up the restaurants, clothes, and taxis and glue your receipts into the book month by month? The more money I made, the more complicated things got.
Heidi Klum
But all the money in the world cannot make you happy either, so there has to be a balance.
Heidi Klum
The main thing is healthy eating, exercise, which I do for special events, like if it's Sports Illustrated, or the swim suit catalogue for Victoria's Secret, or my own calendar that I did for the year 2000.
Heidi Klum
Some people are born skinny, and that's just the way it is. You can't point a finger at them and say they're ill or anorexic. It isn't fair to people born that way.
Heidi Klum
I like to wear things for longer than one season.
Keeping it all together as a modern woman means multitasking, especially when you work. I think you always need to try your best, but at the same time you can only do what you can do, and you don't need to beat yourself up about it. I'm not white-picket-fence perfect.
Heidi Klum
What are you going to do if you have all the money in the world and all the things that you wanted to achieve in your business and you have no one to share it with? You come home alone at the end of the day. And then what?
Heidi Klum
I'm bad at baking.
You shouldn't wait for other people to make special things happen. You have to create your own memories.
Heidi Klum
So to get back to being intimidated, yes, you get intimidated when you're on the runway with Naomi Campbell, who is the best runway model in the world.
Heidi Klum
It's not like I'm this glamour diva who hands everything over and I just sit on my throne at home.
Heidi Klum
I have a normal life and I have this glamorous life, but to me it's two different things.
Heidi Klum
I'm like a rocket - I go a hundred miles per hour.
I learned from working in the fashion world that if I have a day when I feel slapped in the face, or if someone has been mean, I just have to get back up and it will be another day. I think about what I'm grateful for. I look at my kids and my husband and think, Wow, I'm a really lucky person.
Heidi Klum
I think you always need to try your best, but at the same time you can only do what you can do, and you don't need to beat yourself up about it.
Heidi Klum
Because I'm on the runway with some of the best models in the industry.
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All German women are beautiful.
I feel like looking in the mirror when you brush your teeth, yes, I see lines, and then I smile and I see things here and there. But that's just, you know, you – that's your journey, you know?
Heidi Klum
I know a lot of celebrities who are perfectly happy to put their name to something and then leave it at that because the money is good, but I need to have complete control over how something is going to look if my name is going to be attached to it.
Heidi Klum
It's not difficult for me to stay healthy. I like healthy food.
Apart from sharing my tips on toys or snacks, I'm open to hearing new ideas from other moms. I want to learn, too.
Heidi Klum
A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me.
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I'm a big believer in to-do lists. I think of five things in the shower. I set goals and get my work done, but I have to plan for fun things, too. I'm always thinking about what will make my family happier. So I set up playdates and trips.
Heidi Klum
I'm not white-picket-fence perfect.
I like doing small parts, because I don't feel I'm that practised in acting. It's like making baby steps towards a bigger goal.
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I've been heartbroken. I've broken hearts. That's part of life, and its part of figuring out who you are so you can find the right partner.
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My children love everything that sparkles. My boys just go with everything and make it their own, but my daughter is a little upset because she is 9 and I only go to 5, so sometimes she squeezes herself into a five, and she is trying to make that work because she wants to wear it, too.
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I'm bad at baking. I'm bad at letting go of things. I'm probably bad at reading.
Heidi Klum
I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.
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