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Buh-Bye, Twiggy; Hello Paulina

With only a few episodes remaining of this "cycle" of America's Next Top Model, prepare to say goodbye to one familiar face: living legend and fashion icon Twiggy will not be returning for Cycle 10.

What's the hubbub? Apparently, Twiggy won't be back due to "scheduling conflicts," which may be due in part to the reality competition's recent relocation to New York City.

Replacing Twiggy Lawson on the judging panel is supermodel/author Paulina Porizkova, who will join Tyra Banks, Jay Alexander, and Nigel Barker as the regular judges for Top Model's tenth installment. Porizkova, formerly the face of cosmetics giant Estee Lauder, recently appeared on ABC's Dancing with the Stars and released the novel "A Model Summer."

"The show and participants will benefit a great deal from [Porizkova's] vast modeling knowledge and expertise," said Top Model's executive producer Ken Mok. "Having an icon like Twiggy lend us her considerable expertise has elevated our show to a whole new level. We wish her well in her endeavors and hope to collaborate with her in future cycles of ANTM as well as other projects."

Twiggy herself joined the cast of the CW reality series in Cycle 5, replacing Janice Dickinson.

Top Model airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on the CW.

Comments

I like Twiggy but she didn't add much to the show. Especially as she seemed to like all of the girls and think they were all "pretty" which doesn't make for interesting television. I've always been a huge fan of Paulina and hope she'll spice up the judging panel a bit!
Anonymous said…
Thank god. I am sick of her insipid comments and moronic approval of just about every photo. Do we really think that it was a scheduling issue that didn't bring her back next season?
Anonymous said…
"Scheduling conflicts" or "conflicts w/Tyra." I am going B.

I actually do like Twiggy. At first I was unsure cause I missed Janice, but I have to say - she grew on me. And I totally disagree w/noters about her comments. I think she can be quite snarky and negative. She started out as the Paula of the group, but it's clear she isn't afraid to say when she doesn't like someone.

I don't know that PP is going to be any better.
Anonymous said…
i love twiggy you r awsome

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