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Terry Crews Talks Fashion and Gratitude

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

Returning for his 2nd regular season as host of NBC's 'America's Got Talent', Terry Crews talks about topping his fashion game as well as making it entertainment.

If you've ever seen a single episode of NBC's hit show America's Got Talent, you probably spotted host Terry Crews in dazzling orange or an immaculately fitted red plaid suit, paired with a cranberry colored shirt and shoes shined to perfection. He's hard to miss and brings an energy to the show that's as large as life itself. Returning to 'AGT' for his 2nd regular season and donning a shimmering pearl colored suit, the ever gracious Crews spoke to Rae Williams on the red carpet for day two of shows filming.

"You're standing next to Heidi Klum, and she's a fashion icon. You can't come frumpy," Crews said with a laugh as he discussed the color of his suit. He promised his fashion would be big this year - even bigger than the outstanding orange burst suit he donned in the 1st season.

"We're going to really push the envelope this season. We're working with materials, we're working with different patterns. I want to push men's wear where it's never gone before," Crews said. "I'm willing to take those risks because, hey, it's entertainment. Last year people were like 'I didn't even know you could do that', and that's what I love."

Crews shouted out his designer Nana Boatang, a Ghanaian-born menswear expert whose designs he frequently wears. "We work on everything together, from the shoes all the way to every little detail and it feels good," he said.

When asked about the shows newest judge Sofia Vergara, he said the connection goes way back. "We did a little movie called Soul Plane," Crews said, highlighting the 2004 comedy that also starred Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart and Mo'Nique. "I watched her become one of the biggest stars in the world."

Of his and Vergara's presence on the show, Crews said, "It's almost like giving back. We are the beneficiaries of a lot of good chances and opportunities and now we get to give that same opportunity to a new act and a new person who's trying to do what we're doing."

It was difficult to tell which former Soul Plane star got a louder cheer on the red carpet, but Crews expressed that gratitude is key. "One thing I always appreciate - and I am 51 years old - is when you have screaming fans it feels good. After 20 years in entertainment, I have a lot of friends who never got to this point and I'm just thankful. I'm the most thankful man in Hollywood and that's all I can say."

Crews returns as host of 'America's Got Talent' in May. See videos at The Buzz

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