"Model '92" competition, organized by the Petra magazine
and a New York Model agency, had a grueling selection process,
where thirty to forty applicants arrived to Munich, hoping to
be chosen as one of the three to appear on the Saturday Show
of Gottschalk. While candidates were eliminated on a weekly
basis, Heidi was one of the three finalists, and made the final
cut to become "Model '92".
began as a contest "just for fun" turned into a life-altering
event for the beautiful brunette. Heidi immediately signed a
contract with the Metropolitan modeling agency, for a minimum
of three years.
first modeling gigs were for the Petrol catalogue. Before heading
to the other side of the Atlantic, she modeled in fashion capitals
such as Paris and Milan. When she finally did move overseas,
Heidi found work in Miami before making the move to the highly
competitive Big Apple.
patience and effort, the work offers started to pour in for
Heidi. She appeared in many print advertisements, including:
Bonne Bell (which Denise Richards also modeled for), Finesse,
Gerry Weber, Givenchy's Amerige, I-N-C, and hit it big with
the Victoria's Secret campaign.
one of the Victoria's Secret Angels, Heidi made the transition
from model to supermodel, joining the ranks of Yasmeen Ghauri,
Tyra Banks, Helena Christensen, and Stephanie Seymour.
Heidi appeared on the covers of such magazines as Bride's, Cosmopolitan,
Self, Glamour, and Mademoiselle, none could live up to the recognition
Heidi received as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition's
1998 cover girl, an honor that models Vendela, Elle MacPherson
and Tyra Banks had previously claimed.
making the move from supermodel to actress, Heidi has appeared
as herself 3 times on the ABC comedy Spin City and hit the big
screen with a minor appearance in the feature film 54, as a
signed with Elite Model Management, Heidi continues to model
and pursue an acting career.
for her down to earth personality and her sense of humor, Heidi
is married to hairstylist Ric Pipino.