Heidi Klum ( pronounced [ˈhaɪ̯di ˈklʊm] ; born June 1, 1973)  is a German-American supermodel , television personality, businesswoman, fashion designer, singer, television producer , author , and actress. She appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and in 1999 became the first German model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel.
In May 2011, Forbes magazine estimated Klum's total earnings for that year as US$ 20 million. She is ranked second on Forbes ' list of the "World's Top-Earning Models", behind Gisele Bündchen. Forbes noted that since ending her 13-year run as a Victoria's Secret Angel, Klum has become more of a businesswoman than a model. In 2008, she became an American citizen while maintaining her native German citizenship.    
In March 2013, it was announced that Klum would be joining America's Got Talent as the show's new fourth judge.  She judges the show alongside Howie Mandel , Mel B , and Simon Cowell.