Heidi Klum greeted fans today at Lady Foot Locker in Culver City, CA, where she unveiled her new collection of workout wear for New Balance. The supermodel mom is a fitness inspiration for many women, and she told us that she had both comfort and style in mind when designing the line. Heidi also told us that her motivation for the days when she doesn't feel like exercising is motherhood itself! We also chatted with her about her new job as a judge on America's Got Talent opposite Mel B., Howard Stern and Howie Mandel and heard about some of the strangest acts she's had to judge so far. Check out highlights from our chat:
- On her new job as a judge on America's Got Talent: "I have to say, last year I watched AGT from home, and I would be like, 'I don't know why this person is here. That person should not be here.' But when you are there and you see the people, it's a little different. I feel more for them and it's harder for me to push the "X" immediately. So I usually wait and let them do their thing. It's hard to go on stage."
- On how her kids motivate her to work out: "I have four children. I always have two dogs, and I live very close to a canyon. I take them for a hike. I don't necessarily have to time to get in the car, go to the gym, be there for an hour, get back in the car . . .But if I have an hour, the children and my dogs, we just go up the canyon. Or I have a trampoline in my backyard — I go and jump on that.
- On why she thinks looking good is important even mid-workout: "Wearing something cute, for me, gives me like an extra boost to go a little harder. If you're all schlumpy and you have oversize things on, or raggedy things that should be already in the bin, then you feel kind of sluggish."