After 18 cycles, Tyra Bank’s America’s Next Top Model is still going strong. But it appears that she doesn’t think co-stars J. Alexander, Jay Manuel, and Nigel Barker — who have been on since ANTM began in 2003 — are necessary to the show’s staying power. Yesterday, they were told their contracts would not be renewed for the 19th season, according to the New York Post.
Well, even if Tyra doesn’t, we sure will miss these three. J. Alexander was the fabulous runway diva coach extraordinaire who helped the contestants perfect their walk on the runway while showing off his own lovely legs. For a few seasons, Miss J also held a spot at panel, where he often stole the show with some outlandish getups, until he was replaced by Andre Leon Talley in 2010. Jay Manuel served as the creative director on all photo shoots and never hesitated to offer his opinions while never mussing his perfectly coiffed, silver ‘do. And they’re going to need some serious male eye candy to replace “noted fashion photographer” Nigel Barker. Just who will tell the girls like it is while turning their knees to jelly with a single glare?
Let’s look back at all the ways we’ll miss this fashionable trio and then vote on which one you’ll miss the most.
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