updated 03/03/2013 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/04/2013 AT 8:00 AM ET
Willkommen, America’s Got Talent!
Heidi Klum is joining the NBC reality show as a judge, the network announced Monday morning.
Klum told PEOPLE: “I just arrived in New Orleans, and it was hard to go to sleep last night. I’m not sure who will be more nervous though – me or the contestants!”
Speaking about her fellow judge on the show, Klum added: “I’ve always wanted to work with Howard Stern. I think he’s so funny, charming, handsome and smart. And, yes, he did tell me to say this.”
Paul Telegdy, president of NBC alternative and late-night programming said in a statement: “Heidi has an amazing career across multiple media platforms, and has built a brand that is a force in the entertainment business. She has achieved superstardom while balancing being a businesswoman and hard-working mom, bringing a huge amount of experience, discernment and taste to the panel.”