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Heidi Klum serves as a judge on NBC's hit summertime series "America's Got Talent."

Born in Germany, Klum began modeling at the age of 19 and shortly thereafter she appeared on the cover of the 1998 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which then propelled her career. Klum's many titles now include supermodel, producer, entrepreneur, television personality, actress, author and fashion designer, and she has continued to make an impact across various industries. In 2013, she won an Emmy Award as Outstanding Television Host for her longtime hit, "Project Runway."

Klum launched her most recent endeavor alongside her friend Tim Gunn as co-creator, host and executive producer of Amazon Prime Video's new fashion competition series, "Making the Cut." Twelve talented designers competed to take their fledging brands to the next level, and all the winning looks were shoppable on Amazon.

Klum is also the executive producer and host of "Queen of Drags," which premiered in Germany in 2019, alongside drag queen Conchita Wurst and German singer Bill Kaulitz of the band Tokio Hotel.

Klum was the host and co-creator of "Project Runway" and served as an executive producer for 16 seasons. Under Klum's tenure, the show received 14 consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Competition program, which is the second-most nominations in the category's history. Klum is also the host and executive producer of "Germany's Next Top Model," a runaway hit for 15 seasons.

Klum is the author of the lifestyle book "Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior." The books "Rankin's Heidilicious" and "Heidi Klum by Rankin" feature some of her favorite photos taken by world-renowned photographer Rankin.

Klum's acting appearances include "The Devil Wears Prada," "Blow Dry," "Ella Enchanted," "Spin City," "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," "How I Met Your Mother," "Parks and Recreation," "Sex and the City," "Sesame Street" and a voiceover for "Hoodwinked Too!" She also swam with sharks for an episode of Discovery Channel's popular "Shark Week" and hosted Lifetime's "Seriously Funny Kids." She hosted the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and has hosted various specials for MTV, TNT and CBS.

Klum has been the face of numerous brand campaigns over the years, worked with many of the world's top photographers and has graced the cover of every major magazine across the globe.

Klum is known for her epic Halloween bashes and has earned the nickname Queen of Halloween for her unpredictable, over-the-top costumes. She celebrated the 20th anniversary of Heidi Halloween in 2019.

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.

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