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The CW confirms Paulina Porizkova no longer with 'Top Model'


By Reality TV World staff, 05/13/2009 

The CW has confirmed that America's Next Top Model judge Paulina Porizkova will not be returning for the reality show's thirteenth edition.

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"The CW confirms that Paulina is no longer with the show," a network spokesperson told Reality TV World in a brief statement on Wednesday.

News that Porizkova would not be continuing in her America's Next Top Model judging role first broke when Porizkova announced she had been fired from the show during a Tuesday night appearance on The Late Late Show on CBS.

"Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles... because I am looking for a job," Porizkova told The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson. "Because I was fired by America's Next Top Model on my birthday, they timed it well."

"[Who fired me] doesn't matter, somebody fired me," Porizkova said when Ferguson asked if Top Model host Tyra Banks had been the person to let her know she was being fired.

The CW statement did not offer any additional comment on Porizkova's The Late Late Show appearance.  In addition, the network spokesperson could not confirm whether Porizkova is expected be replaced on Top Model's judging panel.

In addition to announcing she was fired from Top Model, Porizkova also claimed she was informed of the decision over the phone and said the show's producers had told her she had "an ego problem."

"But the reason I was fired, just to be fair here, the reason I was told I was fired was because, it seemed that America's Next Top Model had gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat and the fat was me," Porizkova told Ferguson.

"It's not that I was too fat, I was 'the fat,'" Porizkova told Ferguson when he noted that she was only "skin and bones."

"So I figured it was either that -- I think that was a nice way of putting it and it could have been either that or my gigantic huge ego, which I wasn't aware of before I was told by the producers that I have an ego problem." 

"I didn't either," Porizkova told Ferguson when he said he never thought she had an ego problem. "But Tyra... I really believe that just felt they didn't need me, which of course they don't, so that's okay."

Porizkova had been a member of Top Model's judging panel beginning with the show's Spring 2008 tenth edition, replacing former supermodel Twiggy. 

Twiggy had been part of the show's judging panel since she had replaced original Top Model judge Janice Dickinson beginning with the show's Fall 2005 fifth season

America's Next Top Model's twelfth-season finale will air tonight at 8PM ET/PT.   The thirteenth season -- which just finished casting -- is scheduled to air this fall.

(Photo credit The CW)


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