VIDEO Heidi Klum’s modeling debut on German television at the age of 18

Heidi Klum at 18 on German television

Tonight is the Season 10 premiere of Project Runway, and in honor of that historic milestone I thought I would share this amazing (and also historic!) video clip of Heidi Klum competing in a modeling competition on German television when she was only 18. Here’s Heidi’s intro from her Facebook wall:

Since so many of you have been responding to my early modeling photos, I wanted to show you how it all began… I won a televised modeling contest in Germany when I was 18 years old. Enjoy!

Where do I even start with any sort of commentary on this one?!? I suppose I could start with the host, who looks like Steve Sanders from Beverly Hills 90210 put through a premature aging machine. OK, I’m done with him. On to Heidi…

18 year old Heidi Klum on German television

I’m speechless. Flawless awesomeness. One day you’re in, and the next day you’re in. (Did you see when she was sitting next to those gals on the couch and she just stared intently at the camera? She learned her intimidation tactics early!)

Heidi Klum at 18 on GottSchalk German television show  18 year old Heidi Klum modeling on German television show

Thanks so much to Heidi for sharing that amazing clip – that took some seriously humble bravery 🙂

Be sure to check out Heidi and the 16 new designers competing this season on Project Runway on Lifetime every Thursday night at 9/8c. And be sure to check out Heidi’s rather lengthy interview looking back on a decade of the show as well as what we can expect this season and in seasons to come on Project Runway!