Tyra Banks is cleaning house.
In a shocking move, the "America's Next Top Model" creator and host has let go three longtime talents from the show: Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and Jay Alexander.
Nigel, a noted fashion photographer, has served as a judge since Cycle 2 (2004). Jay Manuel, affectionately called Mr. Jay, has been creative director since the show's inception. J. Alexander, aka Miss Jay, served as judge from Cycle 5 to 13 and as the contestant's runway coach.
The dismissals are part of major changes for the longtime modeling competition, which is currently in its 18th season. Next season is rumored to have a "college" theme. Page Six reports that producers are looking to add a strong social component and have been reaching out to prominent fashion bloggers.
Tyra thanked her costars over Twitter.
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