Ok, I’m 2 weeks behind on Top Model. They sit there on my DVR judging me like Ty-Ty judging someone who isn’t smizing.
You know what I mean.
But that doesn’t mean that when I see this headline on EW.com ‘America’s Next Top Model gets fierce with its own: Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel, and J. Alexander are dismissed I don’t get a bit teary-eyed, and a bit confused.
From the EW article:
Banks, along with co-executive producer Ken Mok, also issued this statement: “Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel, and J. Alexander have been an integral part of the America’s Next Top Modelbrand and they helped turn this show into the household name it is today. 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.”
And here is Ty-Ty’s twitter announcement of this fateful news:
Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) April 20, 2012
I guess the question is — did they quit or were they fiercely fired?
How can there be an ANTM without these guys? It’s a bit presumptive to think that as long as we have Tyra aka Supersmize we’ll continue watching. It’s been rough ever since they took Miss J off the judging panel and Mr. Jay has become a real force on the shoot.
Plus, how will we get through the hour without hearing the phrase “noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker”? It’s inconceivable.
Did they piss Tyra off? Did they disagree with her one time too many? Have they stolen the spotlight from her too often? Or did the modelwannabes yell too loudly for Miss J?
I want – nay, NEED – answers!