André Leon Talley is no longer in the running on America’s Next Top Model. He’s being replaced as a judge by Kelly Cutrone!
After four seasons on the show, André will be leaving ANTM, E! News reports.
“We have greatly enjoyed working with André Leon Talley and he has been an amazing asset to the America’s Next Top Model family,” Ken Mok, executive producer, said. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We are also pleased to announce the newest addition to the judging panel, renowned fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone, and are excited to welcome her to the team as we head into cycle 18.”
So, how does the Vogue editor feel about leaving Tyra Banks‘ show?
“It’s all good in the neighborhood,” he told New York Magazine. “I had a fabulous time. It was a mutual agreement. There is no unhappiness, at all.”
And Kelly, 45, is ready to take over for him!
“I am a huge fan of America’s Next Top Model and have watched the show for years,” she said in a statement. “Having worked in various aspects of the fashion industry over the course of my career, I am excited for this new opportunity and hope to bring a different perspective to the show.”
André will finish out the 17th season of ANTM and Kelly will take over when season 18 starts.
Are you pleased by André’s replacement or still sad to see him leave?