Along with the revelation of Cycle 10’s contenders for America ’s Next Top Model was the announcement that Leslie “Twiggy” Hornby was leaving the show, and thus won’t be part of the judges’ panel in the next season. The CW cited “scheduling conflicts” as the reason behind her departure, and that there were no hard feelings as she left.
“We would like to thank Twiggy for her great contributions to the show,” executive producer for the reality show said. “We wish her well in her endeavors and hope to collaborate with her in future cycles of ANTM as well as other projects.”
It was then revealed that former supermodel Paulina Porizkova was covering Twiggy’s spot as panel judge. America ’s Next Top Model is to return next month, and we have a few weeks to get to know Porizkova before she graces our television screens.
The Tyra Banks reality competition is very proud to have Porizkova join their team. In fact, Mok said, “We are thrilled to have Paulina as a part of this cycle’s judging panel. The show and participants will benefit a great deal from her vast modeling knowledge and expertise.”
Hailing from the Czech Republic , Paulina Porizkova was named the model of the 1980s by American Photo magazine. She began modeling when she was just 15 years old, and she immediately launched her stardom by appearing on numerous covers of established fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour. She was also named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People twice in the 1990s.
Like ANTM host Tyra Banks, Porizkova also ventured into acting, and has appeared alongside notable actors such as Johnny Depp, Tom Selleck, and John Stamos. Aside from being an actress, she is also an author, who wrote the novel “A Model Summer” in 2007. Porizkova also briefly appeared in Dancing with the Stars fourth season, where she and her partner Alec Mazo were voted off first.
Catch Porizkova in Cycle 10 of America ’s Next Top Model on Wednesday, February 20 at 9pm ET.
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