Heidi Klum became known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the Victoria's Secret catalog. In addition to modeling, she has appeared in several TV shows, including Spin City and Sex and the City. In December of 2004, she became the host of the reality show Project Runway on the U.S. cable television channel Bravo, in which fashion designers compete for the opportunity to show their line at New York Fashion Week and receive money to launch their own fashion line.
She married celebrity hairstylist Ric Pipino in 1997, but they were divorced in 2002. She had a daughter, Leni, in 2004 by Flavio Briatore. Klum's husband, British musician Seal, is helping her raise the child as if she were his own. In fashion circles Heidi Klum is known as "The Body." She fronts a line of perfume, shoes, jewelery and even her own line of bras.