Heidi Klum has splashed out $5.1 million on a New York apartment.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

The 'America's Got Talent' star bought the spacious Manhattan loft last month, but TMZ reports that it will require "total renovation".

The 5,000 sq. feet apartment was previously used as an art studio and has been completely stripped of everything, apart from the original wooden beams and columns and will need extensive work if Heidi plans to live in it.

Meanwhile, the 44-year-old supermodel recently revealed she had to "hustle" to make it in the fashion and TV industry and admitted getting her TV show 'Project Runway' off the ground was one of the hardest things she has ever done.

She said: "I was going to all the different networks, trying to sell the show and they were like, 'Why would we want to watch designers sew clothes on their sewing machines?' I had to dress myself out of my own closet. I said to them, 'We're doing a show about fashion. I need you guys to get my stylists and I need stuff that is, like, now! I can't walk around in my Timberlands.

"I didn't have the closet that I have now. I had to make do a little bit more. You know, hair and makeup, they would get you ready in the morning and then they'd leave you hanging high and dry. By the end of the day, I was, like, sweaty, stuff was everywhere. Things have changed, so that's good. You gotta hustle sometimes. I mean, sometimes you just have to make it work."

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