America's Got Talent

Heidi Klum

Judge Bio

Supermodel Heidi Klum will be participating in her sixth season as a judge on Season 13 of "America's Got Talent."

Klum has taken many directions over the course of her lengthy career. As an entrepreneurial businesswoman, fashion designer and reality television mogul, Klum has made a great impact on numerous clients in the fashion, beauty and tech industries. She has appeared on the covers of many pop culture mainstays, including the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Klum is the Emmy Award-winning host, creator and executive producer of "Project Runway," which will launch its 17th season this summer. The show received its 13th consecutive Emmy nomination last year for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, becoming the second-most nominated show in the category's history. She also hosts and executive produces Germany's "Next Top Model," a runaway hit in that country for 13 seasons.

Klum has written the lifestyle book "Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior" and released two other books, "Rankin's Heidilicious" and "Heidi Klum by Rankin," which feature some of her favorite photos taken by the world-renowned photographer Rankin.

Her numerous other ventures include being creative director of the lingerie collections Heidi Klum Intimates and Heidi by Heidi Klum, and a swim collection that launched globally in 2016 called Heidi Klum Swim. She has also appeared in campaigns for Diet Coke, Ann Taylor, Dannon, Carl's Jr., Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy and Dr. Scholl's DreamWalk Insoles.

Klum's modeling career began when she won a national model search in her hometown of Bergisch Gladbach. Klum then signed with an agency, and her modeling career officially took off. She has been featured in all of the top fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, Maxim, ID, W, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Glamour, Forbes, Allure, GQ, Esquire, Town & Country, Redbook, Better Homes & Gardens, Arena, Mademoiselle, Lucky, Self, British GQ (for which she was named "Woman of the Year" two years in a row), French, British and German Vogue, German Elle, Harper's Bazaar Germany, Delta's Sky Magazine, American Way, Fitness, Dutch, New Woman and Grazia magazines. Klum has shot campaigns for clients including McDonald's, Diet Coke (for which she was the spokeswoman for the Heart Truth initiative for four years), Volkswagen, LG, H&M, Nike, American Express, Target, Express, Liz Claiborne,, LensCrafters, Siemens, Givenchy, Nine West, INC, Finesse, Braun and the prestigious Pirelli calendar. One of Klum's first big breaks as a model was to walk in Victoria's Secret's widely viewed runway show and to later serve as host of the CBS broadcast special. Klum also starred in the infamous "Guitar Hero" campaign, receiving millions of views on YouTube.

Klum's acting appearances include the films "The Devil Wears Prada," "Blow Dry" and "Ella Enchanted," ABC's "Spin City," guest roles on HBO's "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" as Ursula Andress, "How I Met Your Mother," "Parks and Recreation," "Sex and the City" and PBS' "Sesame Street." She also did voiceover for "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil," providing the voice of Heidi the Yodeler. She hosted the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards and has hosted various specials for MTV, TNT and CBS, including "Clash of the Commercials" in 2011 and 2012. She also swam with sharks for an episode for Discovery Channel's popular "Shark Week" and hosted Lifetime's "Seriously Funny Kids." In addition, she appeared as villainess scientist Dr. Katya Nadanova in the best-selling James Bond 007 video game "Everything or Nothing." Klum has appeared on over 100 talk shows, including "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "TODAY," "Good Morning America," "The Late Late Show with James Corden," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The View," "Live with Kelly and Ryan," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman" and more.

As a testament to Klum's place in pop culture, Mattel created a Barbie in her likeness as part of their Blonde Ambition Collection to celebrate blondes in fashion and entertainment. Additionally, Klum is featured independently and as part of the Project Runway experience at the iconic Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Berlin and New York City.

Klum's charity involvements include work on behalf of such organizations as UNICEF, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the American Red Cross (as part of its Celebrity Cabinet), God's Love We Deliver, amfAR and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Klum also appears in PSAs for Stand Up to Cancer.

On downtime at shoots, Klum cultivates her creative talents - sketching ideas for her various collections, as well as crafting new ideas for her ever-developing businesses and interests.

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