Heidi Klum Says She Didn’t Want to Give Another Singer Her ‘AGT’ Golden Buzzer

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Heidi Klum took the time to talk to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show this week. During the interview, the America’s Got Talent judge discussed her choice for Golden Buzzer this season.


Klum was the only judge who didn’t choose to hit her Golden Buzzer for a singing act this season. As she explained to Fallon, this was a conscious decision, because she wanted to give another type of talent a chance.

Heidi Klum Explains Her ‘AGT’ Golden Buzzer

For Season 16 of America’s Got Talent, Klum chose to hit the Golden Buzzer for a French quick-change artist named Léa Kyle. It seemed like the perfect fit for Klum, who is a model and has hosted fashion-focused shows such as Project Runway and Making the Cut.

Fallon wondered if her experience in the fashion industry influences her judging at all. Klum said it “depends on who comes onto the stage.” She said she’s chosen a lot of singers as her Golden Buzzer acts in the past, but she pointed out that AGT is a variety show, not a singing show.


“This time around, I wanted to kind of not fall in love with a singer. And it happened,” she explained. “I actually fell in love with a quick-change artist.”

She called Kyle’s act “mind-blowing,” adding, “We’ve had quick-change artists on AGT before, but they were never that great. Like, she came onto the stage, and she did her act, and I was like, ‘I must press the buzzer quickly before someone else does!'”

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Klum Talks About Her Unique Spaghetti Recipe

Fallon also pointed out that Klum likes to fry her spaghetti, which shocked some people. Klum said she was worried that she wouldn’t be let back into Italy after posting her version of the classic pasta dish. She said her mom always used to cook it that way.

“Maybe it’s because it’s a leftover thing. You don’t throw out the spaghetti,” Klum explained, saying she puts it into a frying pan with an egg and mixes it up. She fries it until it’s crispy and then eats it with ketchup.

It turns out that Klum’s husband Tom Kaulitz also likes fried spaghetti, so she thinks it might be a German thing. She added that she was skeptical about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when she first came to the United States, but now she loves them. So she thinks more Americans should give fried spaghetti a chance.

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