“It’s very emotional,” Kloss told host Andy Cohen as they discussed the series’ 17th season premiere. “This show was Heidi [Klum] and Tim [Gunn]’s baby.”
The two, who will join Elaine Welteroth, Brandon Maxwell and original judge Nina Garcia on the revamped series, reflected on their memories and history with the show, explaining how surreal it feels to now be a part of the series’ new direction.
“It was a very full circle moment,” Kloss said, as she explained that she used to watch the show on the couch with her family. “I was 11 years old. I had no idea that I would live in New York and all these years later.”
Meanwhile, Siriano — who won the competition in the 2007-08 season — said he was in his early 20’s when he competed, but revealed that he doesn’t keep in touch with anyone from his season. “I’m busy,” he said.