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Heidi Klum
Age 51
Sex Female
Occupation Model, Television Host, Producer, Businesswoman
Seasons 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Champions 1, Champions 2, 15, 16, 17, All-Stars, 18, Fantasy League, 19

Heidi Klum (born June 1, 1973) has served as a judge on America's Got Talent since Season 8 with the exception of Season 14. She has also served as a judge on Champions 1, Champions 2, All-Stars, and Fantasy League


Klum is a major star in the fashion and entertainment world. Having established herself as a top model, making great impact for such clients as Victoria's Secret and appearing on the covers of pop-culture mainstays including the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Klum's career has taken many new directions.

Klum is the Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer of the 10-time Emmy-nominated series "Project Runway." After finishing its sixth season, "Project Runway" was the highest-rated program on cable. She also hosts "Germany's Next Top Model," which has been a runaway hit in that country for nine seasons. She has written a lifestyle book, " Heidi Klum's Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior" and released "Rankin's Heidilicious," featuring some of her favorite photos taken by talented photographer Rankin.

Her numerous other ventures include a lingerie collection called Heidi Klum Intimates; a collection of apparel, bedding, furniture and gear for Babies"R"Us called Truly Scrumptious by Heidi Klum; and 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 in her hometown of Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, when she won a national model search. She has since worked with many of the world's top fashion photographers, including Sante D'Orazio, Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Rankin, Matthew Rolston, Arthur Elgort, Walter Chin, Robert Erdmann, Marco Glaviano, Michael Thompson, Raymond Meier, Richard Burbridge, Mark Seliger, Wayne Mazur, Peter Lindbergh and Steven Meisel.

She has been featured in all of the top magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, i-D, W, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Allure, Lucky, Self, Town & Country, Redbook, Better Homes & Gardens, Esquire, Forbes, Arena, GQ, British GQ (for which she was named Woman of the Year twice in a row), French, British and German Vogue, German Elle, Self, Fitness, Dutch, New Woman and Grazia.

Klum's acting appearances include Miramax's feature films "Blow Dry" and "Ella Enchanted" as well as ABC's "Spin City" and guest roles in "How I Met Your Mother," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Sex and the City," PBS' "Sesame Street" and a voiceover for the Weinstein Company's "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil." She co-hosted the "60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" and has hosted various specials for MTV, TNT and CBS. She also swam with sharks during Discovery Channel's popular "Shark Week."

Klum has appeared on more than 100 talk shows, including "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The View," "Live with Kelly," "Today," "Good Morning America," "Piers Morgan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

As a testament to Klum's place in pop culture, Mattel created a Barbie in her likeness. She is also featured in the iconic Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin.

Klum's charity involvements include work on behalf of such organizations as Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the American Red Cross (as part of its Celebrity Cabinet), Worldwide Orphans Foundation and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She was the spokeswoman for the Red Dress/Heart Health initiative for four years. Klum also appears in PSAs for the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Stand Up to Cancer program and served as the 2011 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF ambassador. [1]

Judge Personality[]

She is the easiest and least criticical judge on the panel, with her only buzzing 2 times ever in the live shows however she was known to be more strict in the Judge Cuts round from Seasons 10-15. She often says she’s sorry when saying no to an act. From Season 15 onwards, she rarely offers any critiques and overtly praises any acts, no matter how good or bad they are however is unafraid to give honest criticism when necessary. She will almost always applaud the act after their performance even when she did not enjoy it herself.

Starting from Season 9, she often use "hand binoculars" to see the light that way she can see what act will be good or not.

Heidi Klum Hand Binoculars

Other Appearances[]


  • Favorite Act: The Professional Regurgitator
  • First act to vote Yes to: David Weathers
  • First act to vote No to: Miu
  • First act to buzz: Miu
  • Golden Buzzer Acts: Brad Henderson (9), Arielle Baril (10), Sal Valentinetti (11), Angelina Green (12), Makayla Phillips (13), Deadly Games (Champions), Angelina Jordan (Champions 2), Cristina Rae (15), Léa Kyle (16), Lily Meola (17), Aidan McCann (All-Stars), Lavender Darcangelo (18), Sofie Dossi and V.Unbeatable (Fantasy League), Richard Goodall and Pranysqa Mishra (19)
    • Heidi's Golden Buzzer on Season 9 was not televised.
  • Heidi has been a female judge for the most seasons: 10
    • Including Spin-Offs: 14
  • She has hit her buzzer twice in the live shows.
  • Deadly Games, Léa Kyle, and Aidan McCann were the only televised non-singing acts she gave a Golden Buzzer to. However, Heidi did give her Season 9 Golden Buzzer to an acrobatic duo who were never televised, and were cut during Judgment Week.
    • Although Deadly Games received Heidi's Golden Buzzer in Champions and Aidan in All-Stars, Léa is the first televised non-singing act to receive her Golden Buzzer in the main series.
  • She is the first judge to come back to an AGT season after not being a judge in the previous (in this case, she was not a judge in Season 14 due to other projects, leading Julianne Hough to take her position and came back as a judge for Champions 2 & Season 15)
  • During Season 15, Heidi missed part of filming due to illness. Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet took her place but before it was a 3 judge panel like seasons 1-7. After Simon Cowell's accident, it was a 3-judge panel of her, Howie and Sofia from the third week of the Quarterfinals to the end of the season.
  • She is the ex-wife of Season 12 guest judge Seal.
  • She has had the last televised Golden Buzzer (excluding the group golden buzzers) on 6 different seasons, those being Seasons 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, and All-Stars

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