Heidi Klum Talks America's Got Talent

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Howard Stern, Heidi Klum | Photo Credits: Skip Bolen/NBC

Heidi Klum is in — as a judge on America's Got Talent. The Project Runway host will join Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B. on the panel of NBC's summer hit, which is currently scheduled to premiere May 28. We caught up with Klum after her first day's work on AGT.

TV Guide Magazine: How's it going so far?
Heidi Klum: It was like someone kicked me into a pool of ice-cold water! I had no idea what to expect. I was like, "Whoa!" Everyone's cheering you, giving you a high five. You feel like a rock star. People are genuine — they love the show and are so into it. It was fun.

TV Guide Magazine: Will you be a nice judge or a nasty one?
Klum: I am softer when I'm right in front of these people than when I was judging from my couch. When I was at home, I was like, "Oh, my God, that was horrible! Get off the stage!"

TV Guide Magazine: How do you think you'll get along with the other judges?
Klum: People would probably love us to butt heads or for the girls' claws to come out, but I don't think that's going to happen with us. Sometimes we don't agree on things, but that's what makes it fun. But who knows? It was only Day 1!

TV Guide Magazine: Does this new gig mean Project Runway will end its run soon?
Klum: Oh, no. I love Project Runway — it's my baby. As long as people want to see it, I want to put it on the air.

TV Guide Magazine: What are you looking for in a winning AGT act?
Klum: I just want to be surprised. I love to be entertained. I'm not saying that I'm jaded, but I've seen a lot of things. So I feel like I can see a star when one is standing there.

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