Strange things are afoot over at ANTM.
Twiggy will not be appearing as a judge on the upcoming cycle 10. Instead, Paulina Porizkova will take her place as the resident washed-up-model-who-makes-Tyra-Banks’-career-look-particularly-stunning-in-comparison. From the press release:
â€œWe are thrilled to have Paulina as a part of this cycleâ€™s judging panel. The show and participants will benefit a great deal from her vast modeling knowledge and expertise,â€ said Ken Mok, Executive Producer of AMERICAâ€™S NEXT TOP MODEL.
Twiggy, who has been a part of AMERICAâ€™S NEXT TOP MODEL since cycle 5 is leaving due to scheduling conflicts. â€œWe would like to thank Twiggy for her great contributions to the show. Having an icon like Twiggy lend us her considerable expertise has elevated our show to a whole new level. We wish her well in her endeavors and hope to collaborate with her in future cycles of ANTM as well as other projects.â€
Word on the street is Twigster didn’t want to be based in NYC, where cycle 10 will be filmed.
By the way, to check out the bottom portion of this picture — and some old-school Paulina Porizkova nip — jump in.