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LONDON – Supermodel Heidi Klum said Friday that she is excited, but nervous about hosting MTV’s European Music Awards next week. And she said that her children love music from the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Psy who will all perform at the annual show.
Speaking on a conference call Friday about her role as host of the awards show, which airs live on Nov. 11 from Frankfurt, Germany, Klum also said that she postponed her popular annual Halloween party and plans to do it at a later date. “I didn’t feel it was OK to drink and have a great time and dress up and laugh” amid the damage that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York, she explained.
Klum told reporters that the Frankfurt venue will be transformed into a circus tent. “It will be very magical,” she said. “I think it will be a visual feast.” She added that she may end up doing some circus-related things, such as do some acrobatics or do something with a trapeze.
She doesn’t have the hosting script yet, but said organizers haven’t shown an interest in making her sing. “I don’t think they are planning to have me sing anything,” she said. “I don’t always know exactly what the words are for all the songs. I usually make them up.” Asked if she may do some dancing, Klum added: “I think I might have to shake my booty a bit.”
While she acknowledged that she always struggles with nerves before big shows, she said her best recipe to feel confident is to prepare properly and learn her lines. “I want that to be a very successful night,” Klum said.
All her outfits will be from Versace, she told the media call. “They are all spectacular,” Klum said. “They are very short and very sexy and very MTV, very music. I always think that music and fashion go hand in hand.” She also promised that her outfits would have “a bit of a circus theme.”
Asked who she would pick if she could get a co-host, Klum mentioned Justin Bieber. “He’s so cute. I love Justin Bieber,” she said. “He is so sweet.”
Music-wise, she said she likes Taylor Swift, Pitbull and others. Asked who she would most like to have a beer with during EMA weekend, she said Gwen Stefani, because she would like to catch up with the No Doubt singer.
Klum also said that her four kids enjoy dance parties at home. Her boys like fun. (“we listen to their song “Some Nights” all the time – over and over again,” she said), while one of her daughters loves Repsen, which is why she would like to get an autograph from her.
Asked about Psy and whether she may show off some Gangnam Style dance moves at the EMAs, Klum said “I think I might have to.” Her four children are all fans, she said. “It’s one of the songs that’s a big hit in the house,” she said.
Klum, a native of Bergisch Gladbach, two hours outside of Frankfurt, is a former Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and host and and executive producer of Project Runway. She also hosts Germany’s Next Top Model. Last year, she also unveiled a partnership with AOL to provide digital content focused on fashion, beauty, parenting, arts and crafts, relationships and lifestyle.
Asked how she feels about hosting the big MTV show near her hometown, Klum said her mother, father and brother along with friends will be able to see her. “That will be nice,” she said. “And I will be eating a lot of German food and probably gain a few pounds.”
The MTV EMAs 2012 will air live on MTV channels around the world. The show will include performances from Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., Rita Ora, Alicia Keys, Pitbull, The Killers and Psy.
The last year that the EMAs took place in Frankfurt was 2001.
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