'Making the Cut': Heidi Klum on 'Heated' Season 3 and Jeremy Scott's 'Fit'

Making the Cut is returning to Amazon Prime Video for Season 3, once again hosted by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.

Season 3 will see 10 entrepreneurs and designers from all over the world compete to take their brands to the next level and win the show. As with previous seasons, limited editions of the winning look from each episode will be available for purchase on Amazon Fashion's Making the Cut store.

The winner of the season is to receive $1 million to invest in their business and a mentorship with Amazon Fashion. In 2021, Brooklyn bridalwear designer Andrea Pitter was crowned the winner of the design competition, walking away with the enviable prize.

Ahead of the new season, which begins on August 19, Newsweek spoke to Klum, alongside Gunn, about what fans can expect from the new episodes.

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Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum are back as hosts of "Making the Cut" Season 3. James Clark/Prime Video

Klum admitted that the judging panel, made up this season of her, actress and designer Nicole Richie, and designer Jeremy Scott, gets pretty "heated" in the new installment, and specifically referenced a recent trailer that sees Scott particularly unhappy with a contestant.

In the clip, the Moschino creative director says to a contestant (whom viewers do not see in the trailer): "Do you want to know what I wrote about these looks? Nothing!" He then appears to throw a piece of paper in front of him before adding: "It was a waste."

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Ten new designers will compete to win "Making the Cut" Season 3 to take home the $1 million prize. James Clark/Prime Video

When asked what surprises may be in store for Making the Cut viewers, Klum teased that there could be some tension on the judging panel. She told Newsweek: "Jeremy has a little bit of a fit, I don't know if you saw in some of the trailers already, he got very upset with one of the designers, which I happen to love!"

"I love a judge who really cares, I love a judge who pushes [the designers] to get better the next time around," Klum continued. "There's nothing worse than when you have a judge there who doesn't criticize because criticism comes, with us, from a good place in order to make someone better, it's not to make someone feel bad.

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Heidi Klum, Jeremy Scott and Nicole Richie judge "Making the Cut" Season 3, picture with upcoming guest judges Chloe and Halle Bailey. James Clark/Prime Video

"Sometimes I've had judges there and then when they say, 'Cut' they say, 'Oh my god this was awful because bla bla bla' and I then I'm like, 'Why did you not speak about this when we were still rolling?'

"I love people who are not afraid to show their feelings or to, also, say what's on their mind.

"You get a lot of heated judging this season," Klum concluded.

As well as having Klum, Richie and Scott judging, this year's Making the Cut contestants will have pop superstars Chloe x Halle, A-List stylist Jason Bolden, and fashion TikToker and model Wisdom Kaye making appearances as guest judges throughout the season.

Making the Cut Season 3 is scheduled to be released on Prime Video on August 19.