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Perhaps Germany’s hottest export since schnitzel, Heidi Klum started her supermodel ascent at 18 with a national modeling contest win. After strutting around Europe, she — and the breasts she nicknamed Hanz and Franz — moved to Manhattan in 1993. She booked the 1998 cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. The Victoria’s Secret stunner and fragrance creator dabbled in in TV and film ("Spin City," "Ella Enchanted," "Blow Dry." Her love life is an international mixed bag. A 1997 first marriage to hairstylist Ric Pipino ended amicably in 2002 and was followed by dating Red Hot Chili Pepper Anthony Kiedis. Within nine months of started a 2003 fling with Italian multimillionaire Flavio Briatore, she was expecting her first kid. They split a few months before daughter Leni was born, but British singer Seal was already her boyfriend. A few weeks after the fashion design competition she hosts, produces and won an Emmy for, Project Runway, debuted in 2004, Seal proposed in a snow cave. They married in 2005 and have three children (sons Henry and Johan, daughter Lou Sulola). Considering they renewed vows every year, wore couples costumes to her annual Halloween ball and did a televised duet, their 2012 split was shocking. The newest "America’s Got Talent" judge rebounded with bodyguard Martin Kirsten until January 2014.