SUPERMODEL, HEIDI KLUM TO HOST 2012 MTV EMA

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Heidi Klum

MTV has announced that Heidi Klum, one of the world’s most renowned supermodels and superstars will host the 2012 MTV EMA. The multi-talented and multi-tasking entertainer and entrepreneur – whose accolades run the range from fashion guru to executive producer of a hit reality franchise – will be bringing her hosting A-game to the 19th annual awards show being held in Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle.

The 2012 MTV EMA will broadcast on MTV channels around the world including MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Sunday 11 November at 22:00 CAT and on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Monday 12 November at 21:00 CAT.

“I’m honoured to host the 2012 MTV EMA on its return to my home country of Germany”, said Ms Klum, a native of Bergisch Gladbach, just two hours outside of Frankfurt. “The MTV EMA is one of the biggest nights in global music, fashion and culture, and I’m thrilled to play a part in bringing this one-of-a-kind show to audiences all over the world. We’re going to have a blast!”

Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming/Events, Viacom International Media Networks in his reaction said, “Heidi is absolutely one of the most successful and recognizable multimedia stars on the planet. She is very clearly the best choice to helm the ‘2012 MTV EMA’ in Frankfurt, and we’re looking forward to showcasing her incredible talent within the extremely dynamic EMA environment. It’s certain to be an unforgettable night.”

As previously announced, Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of the 2012 MTV EMA nominees with six and five nods, respectively, with Justin Bieber and Katy Perry following closely behind with four nominations each. Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Kanye West each received three EMA nominations, while Green Day, Gotye, Pitbull, Rita Ora, Flo Rida, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White and One Direction are up for two awards.

Africa’s hottest artists – Sarkodie, Camp Mulla, Wizkid, Mi Casa and D’Banj will ‘fight’ out for a slot in the Worldwide Act category, along with their contemporaries from India and the Middle East (starting from Monday 15 October). The final Worldwide Act nominees from each region (Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa/India/Middle East) will be announced the week of 30 October and the winner will be revealed at the main show in Frankfurt.

MTV will announce EMA performers and presenters at a later date.

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