America's Next Top Model
boss Tyra Banks has reportedly signed on two new advisors to help her critique her incoming cycle 14 models: model and reality star Kimora Lee Simmons, and Vogue
editor-at-large and fashion show staple Andre Leon Talley.
As you might recall, Kimora was a panel judge during ANTM
cycle 1, but in later years has been rumored a Tyra "frenemy." It's just that rumor, in fact, that some sources are saying led to Simmons' new assignment at the judging table.
New York Magazine
sums it up nicely:
The Daily News reports Andre Leon Talley will replace Miss J on the judging panel for America's Next Top Model. This seems like the last thing Vogue would have him do, but then again he judged Miss Universe,
so who knows. A more likely rumor is that Kimora Lee Simmons will also
judge the next season, filling the seat that has been filled this
season by a rotating pool of judges, including Chanel Iman and Kim
Kardashian. According to sources, this is Tyra's way of showing the
world she's an understanding, easygoing person. Tyra's previous judges
-- Janice Dickinson and Paulina Porizkova -- have accused her of being
difficult to work with.