Heidi Klum Defends Her Egomaniacal Halloween Costume That Everyone Hated

“I just like to be unique,” model says of her widely reviled “clone” getup

Last Updated: November 3, 2016 @ 1:33 PM

Whether you thought Heidi Klum’s Halloween costume this year was a hideous trick or delightful treat, there’s one person who was fully on board with it: Heidi Klum herself.

Klum, who typically wows the populace with her innovative costumes every year, instead drew widespread criticism for 2016’s getup, which found the model/television personality surrounded by five “clones” of herself. She defended her choice to Us Weekly on Wednesday, saying, “I just like to be unique.”

“I like to be creative. I don’t like to do things that have been done before, and I’ve never seen anyone do this before, and so I just like to be unique,” Klum said.

Saying that she herself “loved” the costume, Klum conceded, “I know that some people loved it and some people hated it, and that’s always going to be the case.”

Klum added that her choice of costume was an extension of the “innovative year” that she’d experienced.

“I don’t want to come in a costume I’ve seen before,” Klum said. “For me, this was an innovative year. I know at the end of the day, I looked how I always look. I loved the concept of having these six clones.”

One woman’s innovation, however, turned out to be a lot of other people’s atrocity on Monday, as the Twitterati weighed in to trash the ensemble.

“So Heidi Klum cloned herself as a costume,” wrote one critic, who included a GIF of a disgusted, disappointed-looking Viola Davis grabbing her bag and heading for the door.

“Not impressed,” hissed another.

“Much disappointment,” another mudslinger lamented.

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