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Heidi Klum’s Advice To Sofia Vergara Regarding 'America’s Got Talent'

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By Jimmy Ha

America’s Got Talent is on its 15th season and Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is joining the judge’s panel. In addition, superstar model Heidi Klum is also returning to the show.

Klum revealed that there won’t be new episodes until the summer, but filming has already started. She also revealed that Vergara was nervous on her first day. But, being that Klum has been a seasoned veteran on the show, she gave a few tips to Vergara to help her get adjusted to the new role.

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Vergara is most know for playing the role of Gloria Pritchett on Modern Family which is on its finale season. The actress is now transitioning to reality television. Vergara spoke to Extra on her reasoning behind her next career move.

The actress expressed that it will be “something completely different than I thought I was going to do after Modern Family. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to do something different after 10 years of such a fantastic TV show. I didn’t think I was going to get something like that, but I think it’s better to mix it up for a while.”

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“I think I am going to have a lot of fun,” she said. “I’ve been watching the show for a long time, and it looks like the judges have so much fun — like the contestants.”

Vergara took to her Instagram page to write a statement with the news that she will be judging the upcoming season of AGT. She also expressed why she was extremely proud to be a part of the show.

“I am so happy to join my new family on @agt This is a new and exciting next chapter for me and I’m extremely proud to be the first Latin judge on the show. I can’t wait to watch all the new talent and have fun with all you guys!”

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After the first day of filming for the show, Klum revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she gave Vergara some advice:

“It’s been amazing! We’ve only filmed one day so far and on the first day she was like, ‘I’m really nervous. I don’t wanna do anything wrong. And I said to her, ‘You cannot do anything wrong. You just speak your truth. You just say what you just saw, if you like it and if you don’t, and if you just elaborate on that, that’s it. The nice thing is you don’t have to memorize any text. You know because on Modern Family, I’m sure she has to do pages and pages of memorizing.”

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Klum continued to emphasize that this job would be different than her role on the sitcom and that she will actually have more control on what she wants to express on the show.

She continued, “We don’t have to memorize anything. We have no ear [piece]. There’s no one talking to us in our ear. You see it and you speak what you thought of it.”

In regards to the rest of the judging panel, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel will continue being the other two judges. Terry Crews is also returning to host the season.

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