On Heidi Klum's 41st Birthday, Here Are Her 10 Best Project Runway Critiques

Other than today being first day of June—ugh—it’s the birthday of our favorite little Hamentashen, Heidi Klum! Supermodel extraordinaire, Project Runway Host emeritus, Halloween Costume BEAST and ultimate slashie Klum turns 41 today. Happy Birthday, Heidi! You've been through some stuff, and always come out on top, so here's a tip of our hat on your name day. Plus, we're forever indebted to you for teaching us that in fashion, one day you're in-- the next day you're out.

For 12 seasons, Klum been an integral member of the Project Runway supreme court. Nina Garcia has her fashion editrix grandeur. Tim Gunn has his sage grandfatherly advice. Our dearly-missed former judge Michael Kors had his puns and reference-heavy vernacular. Heidi and her endearing German bluntness. Her signature style of doling out well-meaning shade has captured our hearts season after season.

Back since the days when Fashion Week was sponsored by Olympus, Heidi has kept it real with tell-it-like-it-is critiques that somehow evade abject brutality. Well, sometimes she can be pretty brutal, but throughout the eras of hosting the show and judging the contestants-- it's impossible to hate her. Maybe it's the fact that her insults are often delivered in an playful, upbeat tone. It may be related to the fact that she often adorably fumbles for the right word or idiom, English being her second language. Or maybe it's the fact that her face is a symphony of emotion. But one thing we do know-- the Klum-ster doesn't front. and we LOVE her for it. Here are some of her best critiques through the seasons of P. Runs.

The designers just need to know sometimes that they've taken the train to tack-town, and Heidi knows how to preach, without lecturing...

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“It is beyond not flattering…”

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Calling a spade a spade is a special talent of hers...

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She also has quite a knack for imagery...

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"It looks like a dirty vacuum bag"

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“She looks like My Scene Barbie’s mother…”

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The gloves come off when absolutely necessary.

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“It looks like a cheap mall outfit.”

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"I want to pee on your dress"

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"Auf Wiedersehen... I don't know what it means, but BYE!"

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Then, the final curtain...

"You're out!"- multiple occasions

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Brush off your shoulders, Heids. Keep doing you, and don't ever change!