'America's Next Top Model' axes Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander


There is some rather shocking news out of "America's Next Top Model" Friday morning (April 20). Three longstanding members of the cast have not had their contracts renewed: judge and photographer Nigel Barker, creative director Jay Manuel and runway trainer and sometimes judge J. Alexander.Executive Producers Ken Mok and Tyra Banks write in a joint 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."Tyra Banks has also tweeted about the firings, writing, "Fierce & love 2 my @NigelBarker, @MrJayManuel & Miss J. #ANTM turned us in2 a family. Excited for what the future holds for us. XOXO TyTy."And Nigel...



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