A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

Today’s source of Inspiration is a celebrity known for having had multiple occupations and being involved in several projects and charities.  Heidi Klum has been an actress, fashion designer, model, television host, author, singer, artist, and philanthropist.  Busy.


Heidi Klum was born in Bergisch, Gladbach, Germany.  Out of 25,000 contestants she won “Model 92” in 1992.  Metropolitan Models New York offered her a contract as a result of the contest.  She went on to graduate from school and then accept the contract.


Heidi Klum next went on to be on the cover of many highly regarded magazines.  She became a Victoria’s Secret “Angel”.  In 2002, 2006, 2007, and 2009 she hosted the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows.  She was the subject of body painting photographs and wrote the forward to Joanne Gair’s work Body Painting Masterpieces.  She became a spokesmodel for several corporations, including McDonald’s and Braun.  She has acted in or appeared on television shows, including Spin City and Sex and the City.  She had roles or made cameo appearances in films.  She has appeared in music videos and video games, including a video with her second husband Seal for his song “Secret”.  She has appeared in web-based videos as well.


She became a businesswoman and a television host on a show called Seriously Funny Kids on Lifetime.  In 2004 Heidi became host, judge, and executive producer on Project Runway.  This work continued with Heidi winning awards for her work.  She has, also, been the host, judge, and co-producer of Germany’s Next Top Model.  More awards followed.  She launched fragrances and a makeup line she designed.  She designed a screen print T-shirt for the US Open.  She launched two maternity wear lines.  Her paintings appear in art magazines and she co-authored a biography titled Heidi Klum’s Body of Knowledge.  She has been a guest columnist for a German website and written an essay for a German newspaper.  She released a debut single for advertisements for a German retailer and sang a duet with Seal for his 2007 album.  In 2013, she joined America’s Got Talent.  


Heidi Klum was married to Ric Pipino from 1997 until 2002.  Heidi had a daughter from another relationship while she was dating Seal.  They married after her daughter’s birth in 2005.  They went on to add three sons to their family.  Seal adopted her daughter.  They, unfortunately, divorced in 2015.


Heidi Klum has helped children’s charities on multiple occasions.  Proceeds from her US Open T-shirt went to maintaining the park that is home to the US Open.  She led the Walk for Kids to raise funds.  Her charity work for the Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy led to Heidi receiving an award from the American Red Cross.


Heidi Klum has been busy.  From her occupations to charities/causes she’s supported she has been involved in several arenas.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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