Heidi Klum spoke out about Donald Trump's comments regarding her appearance during an Access Hollywood interview on Tuesday

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated August 19, 2015 11:20 AM
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Heidi Klum is using Donald Trump‘s harsh comments about her appearance as an opportunity to celebrate women.

“Personally, I have no idea what I have to do with the election,” Klum told Access Hollywood backstage at America’s Got Talent on Tuesday. “Why do I come into play with this election? Like that doesn’t make sense to me, to be honest with you.”

Trump brought up the 42-year-old model during an interview with The New York Times when questioned over his comments about Fox News host Megan Kelly. The Republican candidate admitted to going “a little bit far” sometimes, but then added, “Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.”

In response, the AGT judge posted a humorous video on Twitter where a man in a Trump mask ripped a sign reading “10” off of Klum’s top, revealing the number 9.99 on her shirt.

“I was just making light of the situation because it was kind of funny I thought, and I just thought, make it even more funny,” Klum told Access Hollywood of her response clip. “But really, the whole entire situation about women is not really funny, you know to put a number on a woman.”

The star said, instead, attention should be placed on hardworking women who have both families and careers.

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“We juggle so many things and I feel that, you know, women who support their families, who have children, who make their lunches, drive them all over the place, work at the same time, I mean, we do so many things, so in my book, every woman is a 10,” she said.