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

Fri, April 20, 2012 9:27am EST by 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

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Posted at 2:14 PM on September 11, 2012  

I do miss the Jays and Nigel. They were more of the show than Tyra. This new format is awful. It is like another stupid game/reality show.

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Posted at 8:15 AM on March 13, 2013  

is it really goin’ to remain Americas Next Top Model without Nigel and Jay

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Posted at 7:39 AM on September 8, 2012  

Miss the trio, they really did make the show… and what’s up with the prizes?? I’m not familiar with that magizine at all, i see no cover girl either. I like that America has a say now, but I don’t think it will be enough to make the show last. Tyra, for a Harvard business grad, not a smart business move, getting rid of the trio…and I’ve always known you were smart so i just don’t get this. I’m sad because I’ve always loved the show. I still hope the best for you.

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Posted at 6:27 AM on September 16, 2012  

I agree. Why break up the family? Why interfere with what worked before?

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