Tyra Banks not leaving 'Top Model,' fight with Jay Manuel "not true"
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/28/2008
Tyra Banks apparently plans to stay on top.
Earlier this week, an America's Next Top Model "insider" toldOK! Weekly that Banks "wants another supermodel to replace her for Cycle 13" and added she is also currently feuding with art director Jay Manuel. However both rumors are false, according to the Top Model creator and lead judge.
"The rumors about Tyra leaving and the fight with Jay are NOT TRUE!" Banks' representative told Us Weekly in a Thursday report.
Despite disputing the rumors, some of the blame can be placed on Banks, who was recently vocal when it comes to ending her on-air involvement with the show.
"I feel like there may be a day when I'm not going to do it," Banks told Us earlier this month. "I think it will live on with other supermodels hosting it. But forever? No. I don't think it's The Price is Right."
The CW signed a deal with Banks last summer to keep Top Model on the air through the 2009-2010 television season.