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It's the end of an era: After being with the show since 2003, and working for 18 seasons, Noted Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker, runway expert J. Alexander and creative director Jay Manuel have been let go from America's Next Top Model.


Let's have a moment of silence and a Miss J gif, shall we?


Factoids: Miss J lives in Paris, has a 10-year-old son, speaks French, is about 53 years old, and though he is the seventh of 10 children, six of his siblings have died.

Apparently there are "big changes" in store for the show, and the new judges may be style bloggers. Think designer-label obsessed fur enthustaist Bryan Boy. No, really. BryanBoy.


In a statement, executive producer Ken Mok says:

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. 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.



Ugly firings on model show [Page Six]

Earlier: Miss J. Fights With Tyra Sometimes

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