Monday, Apr. 02, 2012

Heidi Klum

Discovered in her native Germany when she was 18, Heidi Klum's million-dollar smile and mile-long legs landed her on countless magazine covers, including Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue in 1998 and 2006. In 2005, to the envy of women worldwide, she appeared in the Victoria's Secret fashion show less than two months after giving birth.

Need another reason to envy Klum? She also has serious business savvy. She serves as host and executive producer of Project Runway, an Emmy-winning reality show currently in its ninth season that has given a start to up-and-coming designers like Christian Siriano. Not too bad for a backup plan.