Porizkova takes Twiggy's 'Top Model' spot

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"America's Next Top Model" viewers will see a new face on the judging panel for the reality competition's next installment.

Supermodel Paulina Porizkova has joined the CW series as a judge for Cycle 10, replacing Twiggy, who is departing the series because of scheduling conflicts. On the judging panel, Porizkova joins Tyra Banks, the show's creator/executive producer/star, runway expert J. Alexander and fashion photographer Nigel Barker along with special guest judges. Cycle 10 is targeted to premiere in late February or early March.

Porizkova, who began modeling at age 15 and has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines over the span of two decades, recently competed on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and wrote the novel "A Model Summer" for Hyperion books. She also has appeared in several films, including "Her Alibi."

"The show and participants will benefit a great deal from (Porizkova's) vast modeling knowledge and expertise," executive producer Ken Mok said.

Twiggy, meanwhile, has been with "Top Model" since Cycle 5. She replaced Janice Dickinson, who had been with the show from the start.

"Having an icon like Twiggy lend us her considerable expertise has elevated our show to a whole new level," Mok said. "We wish her well in her endeavors and hope to collaborate with her in future cycles of 'ANTM' as well as other projects."

"Top Model" is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment, in association with Bankable Prods. Daniel Soiseth also exec produces.

Porizkova is repped by management company One Entertainment and attorney Peter Thall.
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