'America's Next Top Model' Judge Swap: Andre Leon Talley Leaving After 'All-Stars'?

The New York Post reports today that sources inside America's Next Top Model say that this will be the last cycle of judging for Vogue editor at-large Andre Leon Talley, and that Kelly Cutrone may take his place at the table next season.

Andre has occupied the seat next to Tyra for four seasons, becoming the latest regular judge to join the show since Paulina Porizkova left. In her weekly introductions of the judging panel, Tyra calls him "one of the most influential people in the fashion world."

The Post's source did not cite a reason for Talley's impending exit, but after (and perhaps because of) Talley's entrance onto the series, America's Next Top Model made a loud and proud shift to attempt to be more "high fashion," hiring more well-known designers and photographers for its challenges, and offering each cycle's winner a spread in Italian Vogue. The show has since shifted away from the "high fashion" angle with this all-star cycle (cycle 17), instead making the theme of the cycle about "branding" and cultivating celebrity. Tyra has also announced that cycle 16 was the last "normal" cycle of America's Next Top Model.



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