"America's Next Top Model" is going to be a totally different show next year as host and producer, Tyra Banks has decided to take her show into a new direction, a direction which does not involve her panel of experts.
It has been confirmed that Banks has fired photographer Nigel Barker, runway coach J. Alexander and creative director Jay Manuel.
All three cast members have been staples of the show since the series premiere in 2003:
Nigel Barker sat with Tyra on judges panel, looked dreamy.
Jay Manuel directed all the photoshoots, was in turns exasperated and inspired, but consistently orange.
J. Alexander taught eighteen seasons worth of contestants how to walk the runway, was sassy.
Apparently the ANTM wants to infuse fresh blood and add a social media slant to future cycles of the model competition, and they've reached out to bloggers like Bryan Boy.
Bryan Boy hasn’t confirmed or denied reports.