André Leon Talley is officially in the judge’s chair for Cycle 14 of "America’s Next Top Model." Rumors swirled last month that longtime Tyra Banks pal Kimora Lee Simmons and Vogue Editor-at-Large André Leon Talley would sit on the next cycle’s judging panel, but officials at the show’s network, the CW, were tightlipped about any casting changes.
Now, sightings of the judges (including André) and the models in Auckland, New Zealand, the reported abroad location, have surfaced from local media outlets.
The Los Angeles Times reports that one local blog wrote: “Tyra, Nigel, Jay M., Jay A., and new judge, Vogue Editor-at-Large, André Leon Talley have been in Auckland since the first week of December, and we’re not kidding when we say, everyone is obsessed with spotting or stalking them like an endangered species.”
There has been no more word of Kimora joining the group, so those reports were apparently false, but there’s still hope that The Fabulous One might make a guest appearance this season.
– Whitney Teal