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America's Next Top Model

Who Is Johnny Wujek? 5 Things to Know About the New ANTM Face

As we reported this morning, Tyra Banks has hired two new faces to join her on America's Next Top Model: Rob Evans, the supermodel, and celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek, who will replace the beloved Jay Manuel as the modelstants’ guide on photo shoots and other challenges. But who is this Johnny, and what do we know about him?

Here are five bits of info to get you started.

He’s a former model. Johnny hadn’t even left his hometown in Michigan when, at 20, “he was scouted by an agent from Next Model Management at a birthday party,” reports the New York Times. And his first job was a big one: modeling for a Dolce & Gabbana charity show at the home of Steven Spielberg.

He’s Katy Perry’s stylist. Yes, that Katy Perry. That means Johnny is responsible for all the neon, all the pink, all the headpieces, and all the crazy that define Katy’s pop party girl aesthetic. That’s gotta mean he’s at least fun, right?

He hangs out with Hollywood It Girls. A quick Google Image search shows that the very tall Johnny regularly walks the Hollywood streets with starlets we love like Don’t Trust the B-- in Apartment 23 star Krysten Ritter, Rachel Bilson, and Mischa Barton. Maybe he can convince some of them to appear as guest judges on Cycle 19!

He’s made The Hollywood Reporter’s list of 25 top celebrity stylists. Sure, he came in at #22, but for a young guy, he’s in amazing company and clearly making a bold-faced name for himself.

He’s also Nicki Minaj’s stylist. Oh yes, that Nicki Minaj! Johnny has styled the rainbow bright Nicki for red carpet events, including dressing her in Oscar de la Renta at last year’s American Music Awards — with pink hair.

Catch the next episode of ANTM Cycle 18 Wednesday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Sources: NY Times, THR

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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05.18.2012 / 01:38 AM EDT by Molly Friedman
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