Heidi Klum's booger makes kids laugh. Seriously!

Fri Jan 7, 2011 5:45pm EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Heidi Klum's new TV show is all about kids being funny, but the former Victoria's Secret supermodel and "Project Runway" host says she is just as happy making a fool of herself.

In fact, the German beauty told television writers on Friday that she placed a giant fake booger up her nose on her upcoming show "Seriously Funny Kids" -- just to see how kids would react.

"Seriously Funny Kids" features Klum getting cute answers from small kids to grown-up questions, along the lines of 1990s TV show "Kids Say the Darndest Things".

Klum, 37, who has four children of her own and is married to the singer Seal, said that in one episode she faked an onslaught of massive sneezing.

"I had a gigantic snot fit," she said. "We had all these different boogers we had to choose from. The kids are looking at me and they don't know what to do. They can't believe what I have coming out of my nose!

"In terms of me making a goof out of myself? I'm not worried about that," Klum said.

She said one youngster sent her to a parent-teacher meeting dressed in fishnet stockings, high heels and purple hat.

The new series, which makes it debut on the Lifetime TV network on February 1, is the latest media venture for Klum, who ended her contract as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model in September after 13 years.

She recently launched an active wear line, designed two maternity collections, and lent her name to a range of age prevention creams, but remains host of fashion design contest "Project Runway."

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Bob Tourtellotte)