Heidi's career began when she won the "Model 92"
competition in her native Germany at the age of 18. She beat up over 25,000
other aspiring models, showing sign of her future success.
The victory astonished everyone and above all the long
haired Heidi Klum. The title changed her life: a Model contract with the New
Yorker Top agency "Metropolitan". It ran over three years and guaranteed
minimum earnings/services of $300,000, at that time approximately 500,000
Heidi's private precaution for the entrance into the
occupation of dream: a lawyer, a world-wide insurance policy and a telephone
always at hand as hot wire to parents.
Heidi was very inexperienced at the beginning of her
career and had a difficult time adjusting to the demands of the job. The
work started tough. She practiced with the photographers to get accustomed
to the flash and numerous various hiccups were experienced.
Petrol catalog were the first to hire her and she did
most of her early work for them. She began in Hamburg, Paris and Milan. Then
the work came overseas. First to Miami, then to the Mecca of the modeling
industry - New York.
Heidi Klum's face adorns ads for cosmetics,
telephones, bridal clothes, designer clothes, and swimsuits to name a few.
She has appeared on every major magazines cover page, even gracing the cover
of the illustrious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.
Her face has always been very versatile. Sometimes it
was cool, lazy,
romantic or fragile. Then again self-confidently, sexy or erotic. Talk about
a photographers dream.
Her two-room dwelling in New York is cozy. It is
situated in the middle of Manhattan. For security reasons the apartment
provides a guard at the entrance, but Heidi Klum is rarely at home. She
lives from the suit-case, oscillating between hotels.
Heidi pays attention to nutrition - like many. She
smokes and drinks rarely, instead she drinks three liters water without
carbonic acid daily. (it is good for the skin apparently). Also, for Heidi
sleep is holy, otherwise she is not fit. "and then I also don't look good."
The future is also very bright for Heidi and she is
enjoying the fruits of being one of the top supermodels in the industry.
With yearly earnings in excess of $2 million US she is making a mint and
doing it with style. The sky is the limit for Heidi as she continues to rise
in success and popularity. Not bad for a German schoolgirl who happened to
enter a contest she found while flipping through a magazine huh?
Status - Happily Married to Ric