Andre Leon Talley is leaving 'America's Next Top Model'

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rsz_tbd-kellycutrone092911.jpgIt's time for more upheaval at Tyra Banks' long-running America's Next Top Model, as Andre Leon Talley, possibly the most bona fide fashionista on the show's judging panel is leaving next year. He'll be replaced by publicists and reality TV staple Kelly Cutrone. Um, okay; Getting Jay Manuel to wash out those silver highlights would be a better move, FYI.

"I had a great ride and will always consider my experience with Top Model one of the best moments of my life," the 61-year-old Vogue editor-at-large told People (although he's physically not as large as he has been in years past, we've noticed). "Tyra is an incredible role model and I learned so much sitting next to her through four cycles."

Cutrone, owner of People's Revolution is excited to be on a show besides The Hills and Kell on Earth: "I am a huge fan of America's Next Top Model and have watched the show for years," the 45-year-old said. "Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show."

The Juice* can understand why ALT would want to leave -- he's too busy being a magazine editor to focus on season after season of ugly, ugly wannabes in their mall clothes. Plus, Cutrone is hardcore, and anyone who give Lauren Conrad a hard time is fine in our book.

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