Oh my crying, smizing eyes, the news may just break America’s Next Top Model fans hearts. After 19 cycles there is a major change taking place, and no, it isn’t a plus size version of the show. Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel, and Miss J have all been fired, axed, removed… these three unforgetable characters are no more.
According to the New York Post, the modeling show’s executive producer Ken Mok said in a statement:
“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.”
While many changes have occurred on the show including judges, agencies, and magazines, these three men have remained a consistent part, as much a part of the show as Tyra Banks herself. What do you think? Is change good? Will you still watch? Will your smize turn upside down to a sfrown?