Forget about auf Wiedersehen and say guten Tag again to Heidi Klum and Project Runway!
The Emmy-winning design competition returns for its 13th season on Thursday, July 24, and Us Weekly has an exclusive first look at one very sexy promotional shot for the show.
In the image, Klum, 41, shows off her famously toned body underneath a superimposed hanger "dress." The German beauty completed the unconventional outfit with a pair of towering nude ankle strap heels.
The stunning host is joined by her right-hand man Tim Gunn, who holds a final hanger and is dressed immaculately in a checkered suit.
"It was a little bit embarrassing because I had to shoot it basically without clothes on," Klum tells Us Weekly exclusively about the ad. "I kept on apologizing to Tim having to stare at my booty, and he was like, 'Oh! Good god! I love looking at your booty!' It's funny because he's so polite and I had to run in front of him and he was making faces behind [me]. I was wearing the tiniest little G-string."
Project Runway was honored with its 10th Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program on Thursday, July 10—an accolade Klum still gets nervous about a decade after the show premiered.
"I've been thinking about it for days," she tells Us. "I've been sweating bullets about it! I totally do, because you never know."
Project Runway was nominated for five Emmys in total for the 2014 awards, including Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for both Klum and Gunn, 60.
At last year's Emmys, the Project Runway crew had a little too much fun, Klum tells Us. "We drank so much champagne!" she shares, adding that Gunn was forced to take the mic to accept their award. "I was so happy that he could still function… I let him do all the talking!… We did have a lot of fun. We're laughing about it still."
As to what Project Runway fans can expect from the next season, Klum dished, "We have great people on—Dita Von Teese was there for an amazing judging session." The crazy challenges are back as well, as Klum added, "We did a rain walk so we had the models walk through rain. We built an amazing set where the designers had to create an avant-garde look out of waterproof materials… the most amazing things happened."
More amazing things may be in the works for Klum in future seasons as she tells Us, "My dream [judge] would be Michelle Obama. I hope she would come one day!"
Tune in to the season 13 premiere of Project Runway on Lifetime on July 24 at 9/8c!
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