Heidi Klum stars in Seriously Funny Kids, but making mischief is nothing new for the German supermodel.
“I definitely had one friend who I always chatted with in high school,” she tells me at Diet Coke's Capture the Flag game in support of The Heart Truth. “And a lot of the time, if we didn’t want to be in the classroom, we would talk even more and then they would make us sit outside, which we were aiming for laughs, so we didn’t have to stay and we could do other things, so we were so loud they’d be like ‘Karen, Heidi … you guys can go outside.’”
Still, she’s been the butt of jokes.
“Well, I’ve been on Hidden Camera once before in Germany, actually, where I did a big press day in Germany, and it was like they have two or three rooms of cameras set up, so you go from room to room to room to room, and you do interviews with so many people. I had done probably five or six, and then I go into the next room, and they were all so strange. They were rude, and they were so slow, and I had a whole list of things that I still had to do.”
She adds, “I had to sit behind this table, and every time I would start, they would interrupt me, so I would have to start again. And then they had these plants that they were moving around, and they’re like ‘hm, no-no, now this plant is in the way, so now we have to move this plant.’ I was like ‘what are you guys doing? Is this Hidden Camera or something?’ But when they start annoying you a little bit, they were clearly making it so long and people were waiting and they were like ‘we’ve gotta go, we’ve gotta go,’ and they were like ‘no, we have to do this interview.’ Every time I would start talking, they would interrupt me.”
Lucky for Heidi, she was wise to their tricks.
“It was funny, but I knew something was odd because no one is that rude and always interrupting you over and over and over again. I thought there was something fishy there.”
Hm, how did she react when she found out for sure that it was all a joke?
“I was laughing. I thought it was funny, but I smelled the stinking fish a little bit.”
Heidi aims to bring awareness to Diet Coke's Capture the Flag game in support of The Heart Truth.
““It’s a very important program to educate women – and men – but mainly women,” she says. “I’ve been involved with the Heart Truth campaign and Diet Coke since the very beginning – four years ago. Every year, I’ve been spreading the news and telling women about heart disease and what you can do to change and better your life and hopefully have a longer life. Heart disease is still the number one killer of women in America. It’s more than all cancers put together. When you see the statistic of one in four women that dies of heart disease, it’s a very big number. One in every four women. It’s close to my heart. That sounds funny. It’s about the heart. And, it’s about women. I’m a woman, I have a mom, I have two daughters, and I want to educate people on eating right, exercising and doing something good for themselves.”
Here’s my pic with Heidi:
Pick up the OK! on newsstands now for more on Heidi. The cover line is “Introducing Melissa Rycroft’s Baby Girl!”