'Top Model' finds new consultant, judge
May 18th, 2012
10:35 AM ET

'Top Model' finds new consultant, judge

Miss J., Mr. Jay and Nigel Barker are out on "America's Next Top Model," and Johnny Wujek and Rob Evans are now in.

Tyra Banks has announced that the fashion savvy duo will replace her longtime comrades on the next season of "America’s Next Top Model.”

Wujek, who is Katy Perry’s stylist, and Evans, who is a model in his own right, will serve as the show’s creative consultant and judge, respectively. Evans will join Kelly Cutrone at the judges' table as the show's third judge.

Banks welcomed the men aboard her reality show via Twitter Thursday.

"Welcome the fab Johnny Wujek & fine Rob Evans to the CW's ANTM!" wrote the 38-year-old. "Excited for some cuh-ray-zee challenges. Start practicin' ur booty tooch!"

The former supermodel also indicated that The CW would be making changes to her long-running show’s format, causing it to be more interactive.

"Twice a week, starting Thursday, May 24, you'll be able to use our Voting App to rank and sound off on all 13 models' best photos," she said to viewers. "Your input will shape the competition and you'll be able to see it play out in the Fall. It's time for your voice to be heard; today on social media and soon on the show itself!"

"I know u get mad when we send girls home on ANTM," she tweeted. "So get ur judging smize on bc for Cycle19, you help make the choices!"

The new season - which will reportedly have a collegiate theme - will begin airing this fall.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Michael Caliazzo

    What a mistake.

    May 20, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ughhhh....

    Nigel & the J's make the show!!! Ms J is a bit out there but I can't see the show getting higher ratings without them. Its an awesome show but without them I think it will crash. Big mistake Tyra, huge mistake!

    May 20, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. David Whitesell

    We need more role modesl for our youth.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Calaizzo

    Nigel sets a great example for us to emulate.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ŒΞ

    Do everyone a favor and pull the plug on this waste of airtime.

    May 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alisa

      I totally agree! This show is just images of girls recreating photos of Tyra Banks. It is the epitome of a vanity project. None of them go on to do actual modeling. And Kelly Cutrone is just vile and nasty and now that they have fired the only decent people in the cast, I hope it gets cancelled.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Daisy

    Ms. Jay helps with my schools fashion shows!!!

    May 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Daisy

    Reblogged this on Diasia Chic and commented:
    Ms. Jay helps with my schools fashion shows!

    May 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JenWB

    Can you say JUMPED THE SHARK!?

    May 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mae

    Kelly Cutrone is staying?!!! She is a joke.

    She is out of shape, ugly, does not wash or comb her hair. She dresses like a slob and looks like a meth addict. She looks like a cross between middle-aged versions of Ally Sheedy's character in "The Breakfast Club" or the the daughter in "The Adams Family".

    Nigel was great as were the Jays. They had energy. Kelly Cutrone has a toxic, no energy personality. Even Janice and Twiggy were better.

    May 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kate

    Want to improve the show, bring back, Nigel and the Jays and get rid of Tyra. Then I'll watch.

    May 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mia in California

    Who???? This show is on it's way out!

    May 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rodney in Dallas

    HUGE MISTAKE. Nigel has been there since the beginning and is a fabulous judge. Mr. J is just so freaking cute. He should have been a judge also. Miss Jay is just funny as hell. You could have done without the big black man in the dress....Andre Leon Tally......He was just not fabulous.

    May 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

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