America's Next Top Model judges J. Alexander and Nigel Barker, and mentor Jay Manuel are leaving at the end of next season.
"After many fun filled years with America's Next Top Model, I will not be returning to the program for cycle 19," Barker wrote on his blog late Thursday night.
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Though the lineup leaked months ago, on Thursday the CW confirmed the cast of the upcoming "all-star" cycle of America's Next Top Model (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9/8c). Eight out of the 14 aspiring whatevers are 25 years old or older, which is hilarious since even at a decade younger they'd still be kind of old to be getting into modeling. But America's Next Top Model is not the real world or even the fashion world (which is also not the real world), and creator/host Tyra Banks recently told Good Morning America that this cycle will be about more than just modeling anyway. "I have the girls singing songs, doing music videos, creating perfumes. You can't just be a model anymore ... Now it's about celebrity-celebrity, so that's what I'm doing with my all-stars," she said.
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The CW has ordered a pilot for Operation Fabulous, starring Top Model regulars Jay Manuel and J. Alexander.
In this new series, Jay and J. will travel the country in search of women in need of Top Model-style overhauls. Five lucky ladies will learn how to dress, wear their hair and makeup ...
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