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Tyra fires Mr. Jay, Ms. Jay and Nigel from 'America's Next Top Model'




It turns out Tyra Banks has decided to get rid of some minor players for America's Next Top Model for Cycle 19. You know, like photog and judge Nigel Barker, runway trainer J. Alexander and creative director Jay Manuel. This is because Mr. Jay has kept his hair frosted for so long, isn't it?

"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," executive editor Ken Mok said in a statement to the New York Post. "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."

The Post says Tyra is looking for more social media shenanigans on the show as part of "major changes planned" for the format. One of the personalities they've inquired about is fashion blogger Bryan Boy. If that's the level of talent they're looking for, The Juice* will be waiting excitedly by the phone!

[Photo: Getty Images]


[Last modified: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:33pm]


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