Heidi Klum Returns Trump Fire

'America's Got Talent' judge gets a 10 for her response
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2015 6:30 AM CDT
Heidi Klum Returns Trump Fire
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump, center, gets kisses from model Heidi Klum, right, as his wife Melania stands by on June 23, 2008, in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Donald Trump may be the GOP frontrunner—the most recent CNN/ORC poll awarded him the support of 24% of registered Republicans, trailed by Jeb Bush with a distant 13%—but he's probably not at the top of Heidi Klum's list. The German supermodel and America's Got Talent judge first lost Donald's affections a decade ago when he made a comment about her to Howard Stern after she had given birth, telling him, "I looked at her the other day, and it's off. There's no question." He kept that 10-year-old insult going in a New York Times article over the weekend when he was asked how he gets away with insulting people like John McCain and ranking famous beauties like Klum. "Sometimes I do go a little bit far," the almost-septuagenarian admitted in the article, before adding, "Heidi Klum. Sadly, she's no longer a 10."

However, as the Los Angeles Times points out, "in 2005, social media wasn't what it is in 2015," and Klum harnessed the power of Instagram this time to fight back. The 42-year-old posted a short video yesterday showing her modeling a white tee with a paper number "10" on the front, until someone wearing a Trump mask comes up behind her and rips the number off—only to reveal a "9.99" underneath. Her reaction to her downgrade in the video? A big ol' shrug, as well as the hashtags #IHadAGoodRun, #HeidiTrumpsTrump, and #BeautyIsInTheEyeOfTheBeheld. (Meanwhile, Trump and his rivals are hawking some strange merchandise.)

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