By now we know that Tyra Banks has cut the entire cast of America’s Next Top Model, from Andre Leon Talley to longtime cast members Jay Manuel, J. Alexander, and Nigel Barker. The question has been who Tyra and new judge Kelly Cutrone would find to replace these ANTM staples and we may have the answer: bloggers. Page Six recently reported that:

“producers are looking to add a social media slant to the show, and they’ve already reached out to bloggers and fashion insiders with a strong Web presence, including street-style blogger Bryan Boy.”

When Kelly Cutrone was asked by Fashionista about the possibility, she seemed to confirm the rumor, saying: “If they bring bloggers on, I think it’ll be relevant to a huge audience. Most fashion houses seem to think so; they’re putting bloggers in the front row.”

One previous ANTM contestant and opinionated winner disagrees. Eva Marcille, who became the top model of cycle 3, told Fashionista flat out, this is not a good idea.

“[Bloggers] are just people with opinions that don’t do this business. It’s like, me giving you an opinion about your blog. I don’t have a blog. So who am I to tell you about your blog? I’m sorry, three months as a blogger is not gonna prepare you for what this world is.”

It’s doubtful the show would take a chance with inexperienced bloggers but it makes perfect sense to at least have one blogger on the panel who will bring ANTM the viewers its missing and the “boost” Tyra says the show needs. Bloggers may not know if a girl off the street has a chance of being booked by a top model agency but they do represent the public and have a better chance of knowing which models would appeal to the consumers they’ll be pushing products to. Guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

What fashion bloggers would you love to see join the ANTM judging panel?

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  • bukky

    Do people still watch that dead show?

    • Sheila

      Ikr?. Talk about riding a mf ’til the wheels fall off….

    • N

      A dead horse in 170 countries. stop hating.

    • N

      ****show.
      Ha, horse, oops.

  • Jaslene

    Claire from the fashion bomb daily.

  • Terri Jeann

    I would love to be a blogger for the show. I am a former FORD international model. I struggled with being thin because GOD blessed me with a booty, curves :-) I lived and worked in Tokyo for two months. I worked in Barcelona for three months, after arriving there with a one-way ticket and a hundred dollars. My eyes had sight on PARIS. I loved Paris. I was told I was fat, with ribs and hip bones sticking out, and the agency owner hit on me. When I turned him down, he threw me out of his house. I ended up staying with 3 other girls, living in an expensive apartment, sleeping on a mattress on the floor. One booker liked me, Maggie, and she told me if I ever came back, to come look her up. I went back to Spain with another agency I worked and did commercials, hair salons and catalog. I walked to all of my go sees to keep in shape and lose weight. I was sent for again and went with Maggie at another agency called Domina. Whenever one is new in town, one always has many jobs lines up, them one may get dry spells. I felt that the agency wasn’t working enough for me, so I got a list of agencies and shopped til I found the right fit. I worked for Lucie Saint-Claire and did editorial, beauty, catalog and was making good money, but became home-sick after nine months. If I would have been blessed like Tyra and had a mom that cared, I would have become a super model, but I quit. Tired of purging, drinking herbal laxatives, working out 2 to3 hours a day, going to bed hungry. So, yes, I would be a great blogger.

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