September 28, 2011 10:39am PT by Jethro Nededog
Andre Leon Talley Out, Kelly Cutrone in at 'America's Next Top Model'
André Leon Talley’s entry into America’s Next Top Model marked The CW show’s new high fashion tilt, but the Vogue Editor-At-Large won’t be returning for the upcoming season.
A network spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that fashion publicist and former star of MTV’s The City, Kelly Cutrone, will be filling his seat on the judge’s panel on Cycle 18.
"We have greatly enjoyed working with André Leon Talley and he has been an amazing asset to the America's Next Top Model family," executive producer Ken Mok tells People. "We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
Talley only joined the show last year, but in Top Model time that’s three cycles. He brought along with him the upgrade to the winner’s prize, an Italian Vogue cover shoot.
Cutrone owns the fashion PR company, People’s Revolution. She is best known as the snarky mentor on MTV’s The City. Last year, she did one season of her own reality show on Bravo called Kell on Earth. Most recently, she has been working as a correspondent for the daytime talk show, Dr. Phil.
"I am a huge fan of America's Next Top Model and have watched the show for years," Cutrone says. "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."
Top Model is currently airing Cycle 17, the first all-stars season, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
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