Say it ain’t so! Miss J. Alexander, Jay Manuel, and noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker, will no longer be featured on America’s Next Top Model. The judges co-starred on the show with Tyra Banks for 18 seasons, but they got the axe yesterday. The show’s veterans were informed that their contracts were not being renewed for the next season because of a “production decision.” Sources say that the producers are giving ANTM a makeover, and will a social media aspect to the show. They’ve already reached out to fashion bloggers and other fashion insiders who have a strong following on the Web, including fierce style blogger Bryan Boy.
Since our favorite co-stars got the boot, will ANTM remain relevant? Is there more to this story that they’re not telling us? We’ll let you guys be the judge.
Banks and Barker say their goodbyes on Twitter:
StyleBlazers, will you watch ANTM without Nigel, Miss J, and Jay Manuel?