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Klum, billed by MTV as a multi-talented and multi-tasking entertainer and entrepreneur will host the show scheduled to broadcast live Nov. 11.
Klum is a native of Bergisch Gladbach, two hours outside of Frankfurt, and declared it her honor to be returning home to host the show.
“The MTV EMA is one of the biggest nights in global music, fashion and culture, and I’m thrilled to play a part in bringing this one-of-a-kind show to audiences all over the world. We’re going to have a blast!” Klum added.
Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of the 2012 MTV EMA nominees with six and five noms, respectively, with Justin Bieber and Katy Perry following closely behind with four nominations each. Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards.
MTV is due to announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.
The former Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model is host and and executive producer of the eight-time Emmy-nominated series Project Runway and also hosts Germany’s Next Top Model.
She has written a lifestyle book, Body of Knowledge: 8 Rules of Model Behavior and released a book, Rankin’s Heidilicious featuring some of her favorite photos taken by photographer Rankin.
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