Fashion designer Wolfgang Joop (78) reports that he had to completely change his relationship with model and TV presenter Heidi Klum (49). "The first time I met, I had to apologize," said Joop of the "Berliner Morgenpost" when he was a juror in the Klum show "Germany's next top model". "Before, I had repeatedly bumped into Karl Lagerfeld's horn, according to the motto: She's not a model, we've never seen her in Paris."
Meanwhile, Joop has a different view of Klum. "You have to understand: Heidi Klum does not stand for fashion, but for entertainment. She has built a mega career in the USA with iron discipline and is therefore our only German superstar," said Joop. "Not many people can do that. And I have absolute respect for this lifetime achievement."