Bronze in Bikini Heidi Klum

Klum was raised by her parents, Günther (a cosmetics company executive) and Erna (a hairdresser)[2] According to Klum, "in 1991, my friend, Karin, persuaded me to fill out a magazine coupon: I enrolled for the national contest 'Model 92', with the chosen winners shown on the Gottschalk Late Night Show, a top German television show with host Thomas Gottschalk, similar to late night shows with David Letterman or Jay Leno in the United States.[3] Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29, 1992 and was offered a modeling contract worth US$300,000.[4] She accepted the contract a few months later after graduating from school and decided not to try for an apprentice position at a fashion design school.