November 12, 2009

'ANTM' to Get 2 New Judges for Cycle 14

Interesting news in the world of America's Next Top Model -- looks like producers have decided to shake things up and add not one, but two new faces to the judges panel for Cycle 14.

Kimora Lee Simmons, Tyra Banks, Andre Leon Talley

According to the NY Daily News Tyra Banks has asked former model Kimora Lee Simmons to return to the judges table in Cycle 14. Simmons was a judge on the very first season of ANTM -- where the winners walked in a Baby Phat fashion show.

Banks will also be joined by Editor-at-Large for Vogue magazine Andre Leon Talley, an eccentric dresser and a well-known name in the fashion publishing industry. The interesting part is that Talley will be replacing long-time judge J. Alexander, who has essentially been demoted back to his original role of "diva runway coach extraordinaire."

No word on why the changes have been made, but after everyone nicknamed Cycle 13 the "recession cycle" (short girls, short on budget) it's good to see that they're trying to spice things up for the Spring.

So what do you think of the new judges? Will they be a good addition to panel? Leave a comment!