Heidi Klum's Haunted Holiday Bash Raises $200,000 for Hurricane Sandy Victims (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
Holding her annual bash more than a month late due to the storm, the supermodel said on Monday's Good Morning America that she wanted the event to be extra special.
“Because [Sandy] happened on the day of Halloween or the day before, I thought, I'm going to want to do this party and have something really great come out of this. And so I partnered with AOL, the Red Cross, and Patch … and got $200,000 worth of presents and goods that they need [for the hurricane victims],” said Klum, who guest-hosted the 8 o’clock hour of GMA.
Klum dressed up as Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra for this year's bash, which was sponsored by Svedka Vodka and held at NYC hotspot Finale. And the outfit didn't come easy: she donned 18-inch platforms and spent three hours with makeup artist Bill Corso getting Swarovski crystals glued to her face -- and only then donned the 60-pound costume.
“I felt a little ugly last year,” said the Project Runway host, who dressed as both an ape and the invisible woman in 2011. “So, I thought this year I wanted to be a little pretty so I put sparkles all over the face.”
In addition to her fundraising bash, Klum helped out Sandy victims during a recent visit to towns outside of NYC. There, she delivered goods -- and tweeted some behind-the-scenes pictures of her efforts.
heidi klum tweets pictures of her hurricane relief efforts "]“I went to Lindenhurst and another small town outside of New York City, and people are so appreciative of everything that you can give,” the 39-year-old told GMA anchor Elizabeth Vargas.
Watch Klum's complete interview above and see Klum's tweeted pics in the gallery.
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