Tyra Banks Fires Longtime Co-Stars from "America's Next Top Model"

4.20.2012

By Out.com Editors

The model-cum-entrepeneur has dismissed members of her judging panel.

Smizing superstar Tyra Banks is simultaneously fascinating and horrifying as the mistress of ceremonies on her long-running television trainwreck America's Next Top Model. From her farcical advice and demonstrations on how to model, to the bizarre serene manner she adopts during the judging panel, there's not telling what Banks is going to do next. But no one saw this coming—The Post is reporting that the former talk show host has dismissed J. Alexander (or Ms. J), Jay Manuel, and Nigel Barker as her onscreen entourage and team of judges. The trio has been with Banks since the show's birth, in 2003, and have been dedicated mainstays throughout the past 18 seasons (known as "cycles" in Banks-ian patois). Speculation that people who weirld power in the realm of the Internet will be replacing the sacked cohorts—blogger BryanBoy has been tossed around as a possible name.
But if Tyra still brings the crazy, we'll still bring our eyeballs. 'Nuff said.

[Ed Note: Ms. J, Mr. Manuel, and Nigel—we feel you pain. Hit us up if you wanna grab a drink (or a dozen)]

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