Bye, haters! Heidi Klum opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about her talked-about Halloween 2016 clone costume and said that she doesn’t care if some people weren’t impressed.
“I loved [my costume]. I know that some people loved it and some people hated it, and that’s always going to be the case,” the model, 43, told Us at the launch of her Heidi Klum Swimwear line at Bloomingdale’s in New York City Wednesday, November 2. “I like to be creative. I don’t like to do things that have been done before, and I’ve never seen anyone do this before, and so I just like to be unique.”
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel, who has hosted an annual star-studded Halloween bash for the past 17 years, attended this year’s event on Monday, October 31, with five prosthetic-enhanced Klum clones. The six ladies each wore identical blush bandage bodysuits and matching nude thigh-high boots.
Klum — who has previously dressed up as Jessica Rabbit, Cleopatra, and Hindu goddess Kali, among other elaborate getups — told Us that despite spectators’ negative opinions about this year’s ensemble, she is happy with her choice in costume.
“I don’t want to come in a costume I’ve seen before,” she said. “For me, this was an innovative year. I know at the end of the day, I looked how I always look. I loved the concept of having these six clones.”
During her chat with Us, the Project Runway host also clarified rumors that her clone costume cost millions of dollars. As previously reported, Prosthetic Renaissance’s Mike Marino (who crafted the prosthetics for Klum’s clones) told TooFab on November 1 that the going rate for a project like this would be “$10 million. We are open to new offers!”
“I understand a little bit what he was saying. If someone asked him point-blank, he wouldn’t have said that,” the German-born beauty told Us. “But he was talking about how elaborate everything was, how many hands and eyes were working on getting these five girls ready, and how many months he prepared, but this was a labor of love.”
She added: “Obviously I pay him for his time and for all the pieces that have to be made, but he gave me a really good discount if it normally would cost $10 million — it didn’t.”
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