Tyra Banks Cleans Out Top Model Expert Panel
Tyra Banks is on a firing rampage! The America's Next Top Model figurehead has fired three of the shows most recognizable faces.
What would America's Next Top Model be without Mr. Jay, Miss J. and Nigel Barker? Fans are about to find out, thanks to Tyra Banks' firing rampage.
The trio, each of whom have appeared on Top Model for numerous seasons, found out Thursday their contracts would not be renewed for the upcoming Cycle 18.
Confirming the news personally, Tyra Banks wrote the following message on her official Facebook page:
In a statement releasing news of the ANTM firings executive producers told Us Weekly, "Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander have been an integral part of the America's Next Top Model brand and they helped turn this show into the household name it is today. They have been amazing assets to the show and will always be a part of the Top Model family. We will continue to actively work with each of them on future projects."
Other judges over the years who have come and gone include Janice Dickinson, Kimora Lee Simmons, Twiggy, Paulina Porizkova, André Leon Talley, Beau Quillian, Eric Nicholson and Nole Marin.
Moments after word of the ANTM firings broke publicly Friday, Jay Manuel ("Mr. Jay") posted this statement on his own site:
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