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"We did get always a few complaints from people that they wanted to see a little bit more, which we were obviously very excited about," she said in a phone interview. "So now we have half an hour more."
That means 30 minutes more drama each week, which this season is set to include ample tears and ambulance visits for three contestants who collapsed on the set.
"We never had that happen before," Klum said.
Now in its eighth season, the show pits aspiring fashion designers against each other for a 0,000 cash prize to help them launch their own clothing line and a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.
Klum said the designers keep the show interesting.
"We are not like other shows where we are styling them to look a certain way or feeding them lines," she said. "It's all real, and people like that."
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