America's Next Top Model Cleans House, Runway

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A firing frenzy has overtaken Tyra Banks and America's Next Top Model, as three personalities who have been with the series since its 2003 inception will not have their contracts renewed.

The ousted include:

  1. Judge/Photographer Nigel Barker.
  2. Creative Director Jay Manuel.
  3. Runway Trainer J. Alexander.

The series, currently airing its "British Invasion" themed 18th cycle, will undergo "major changes" heading into next season, an America's Next Top Model insider tells The New York Post, while Executive Produer Ken Mok says in a statement:

"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."

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I am trying to find out how to get previous and current seasons of ANTM so I can send them to my daughter who is deployed to Afgahanstan.


I am sure that ANTM has a surprise in store for next season. Everyone has grown and become their own brand. Jay Emanuel has his own clothing line. Great for him. Sometimes you have to shake things up to keep it interesting. I am keeping hope alive that the producers have something Great up their sleeves for next season. Stay Tuned...


Jay Manual already hosts Canada"s Next Top Model... there are spin offs of this show in many countries. And Nigel should move on, he is very talented. Ms. Jay could get her own show on the right network, but other than that I have no idea what that guy would do besides this show.


I totally understand but I will miss Nigel.. so hot.


The CW should just cancel America's Next Top Model. It has been on the air for a long time. Since everybody is getting the axe anyway why bother to keep it on the air anymore. That way there would be more room for more scripted shows like Ringer, Heart of Dixie, The Secret Circle etc.


Might as well cancel it then, I like Mr. Jay and Nigel. Still upset I don't see Sutan anymore on ANTM.


how come no Reviews this Season?


Soooo cancel the show then because it obviously won't do so hot with all of them gone.


Spin off shows beckon, obviously.