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'America's Next Top Model': Tyra Banks Fires All Judges

Fri, April 20, 2012 9:27am EDT by Chloe Melas 31 Comments
America's Next Top Model Judges Fired

There’s been a major shake up over at ‘Americas Next Top Model’ and Tyra Banks even confirmed the news on her Twitter — read on to find out what happened!

The 19th season of America’s Next Top Model is going to be almost unrecognizable. It has just been announced that longtime stars of the show Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J Alexander will not be returning to the hit series.

The show’s creator and star, Tyra Banks confirmed the shocking news on Twitter by saying: “Fierce & love 2 my Nigel, Jay & Miss J ANTM turned us in2 a family. Excited for what the future holds for us.”

This parting of ways comes right on the heels of an all time ratings low for the current cycle of top model dubbed British Invasion.

The New York Post is reporting that the trios contracts were not renewed. This is surprising since Nigel was the show’s photographer and photo shoot director Manuel have been with the series since day one.

Nigel took to his blog last night to write: “Many of you have come to know me over the past eight years on the show, during which we have shared numerous amazing adventures, It has been an exciting chapter in my life.”

Jay also tweeted this quote: “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. — Carl Rogers”

It has yet to be announced who is being considered to take their places.

— Chloe Melas