We tend to think of our supermodels as being able to walk, fill out an outfit, and not much else, but Heidi Klum -- otherwise known as the favorite daughter of the North Rhine-Westphalian metropolis, Bergisch Gladbach -- is an honest-to-goodness mogul and renaissance woman, having parlayed her lingerie-wearing ability into careers in acting, producing, designing, singing, and more. If it weren't for the whole marrying Seal thing, she'd be damn near perfect.
After getting her start in the pages of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue and the Victoria's Secret catalog, Klum quickly expanded her mass-media grasp, appearing on television shows -- including "Spin City" and "Sex and the City" -- movies such as "Blow Dry" and "Ella Enchanted," and even the occasional videogame or music video.
What she's arguably best-known for now, of course, is her involvement in the creation of the Bravo reality series "Project Runway," which she hosted and judged beginning in 2004, with an Emmy nomination to show for it. In addition, she has designed shoes, swimsuits, clothes for adults and infants, and has produced a pair of fragrances, modestly named "Heidi Klum" and "Me."
Still not impressed? Heidi's also a painter and a singer; her debut single, "Wonderland," was released in the fall of 2006, with the proceeds going to a children's charity in her hometown. All this, and looks to spare -- if "A Kiss from a Rose" wasn't reason enough to hate Seal, here's one more.
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On her investment philosophy:
"You should spend your money on some nice lingerie. Big wool cotton pants, that just doesn't work. You have to feel sexy."
On her curves:
"My career never suffered from my not being skinny. I never did catwalk work because I was always too big. I couldn't get the clothes over my hips."
On 'Project Runway':
"I think it's really nice to have a documentary-style show where talented people are actually doing something. It's not just some stupid show where people blend up worms."