Tyra Banks Fires All Judges On America's Next Top Model!

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Tyra Banks has pulled a Simon Cowell! No, she didn't grow out her chest hair and braid it through a deep v-neck tee, she's fired her entire judges panel on America's Next Top Model, just like Simon just did with The X Factor judges!

NY Post is reporting that longtime stars/judges of the show Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J Alexander were all kicked off the show.

Nigel is a photographer and a judge on the program. J (also known as Miss J) taught the girls how to walk in heels as the “runway trainer.” Jay served as the show's creative director. All have been with the show since its inception, in 2003.

There's no word on why this happened, but ANTM's most recent season saw all-time ratings lows. Out with the old and in with the new? I guess.

Tyra tweeted, “Fierce & love 2 my Nigel, Jay & Miss J ANTM turned us in2a family. Excited for what the future holds for us.”

Excited? Speak for yourself! What is Miss J gonna do now? Join RuPaul's drag race? C'mon!

Nigel wrote on his blog last night, “Many of you have come to know me over the past eight on the show, during which we have shared numerous amazing adventures. It has been an excited chapter in my life.”

Jay tweeted this about his departure, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.”

A show insider says that the departures were a “production decision” and that there are “major changes planned for season 19.”

Executive producer Ken Mok released this statement, “Nigel, Jay and Miss J 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.”

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