As most of you know, the fabulously sublime Andre Leon Talley will no longer appear on America’s Next Top Model as one of the head judges. The great caped one has moved on to far more important things, and host Tyra Banks has installed fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone in his place for Cycle 18.
So what will Kelly be like as a judge? Well, some may remember her from her appearances as Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port’s boss on The Hills and the many appearances she made on The City. As New York magazine described her, she “enthusiastically played up her reputation as fashion’s downtown dragon lady, introducing one peroxided rookie after another to the eat-what-you-kill gestalt of the New York rag trade.”
Yikes, right? Then, we got to know Kelly much better on her short-lived Bravo series Kell on Earth, where we watched her run her small and chaotic fashion publicity company, People’s Revolution. Some of the most memorable moments from that show include her descriptions of her employees (“We have a lot of young kids, girls, they've been set up to believe they're God's gift. And they can't take a phone message!”) and her philosophical tidbits ("We're all hookers in one way or another.").
Kelly also has an entire Tumblr devoted to her best Kelly-isms, which we highly suggest you check out. As for her probable style taking down the modelstants one by one on Cycle 18, we predict something along the lines of an even more honest, far more likable, and way less delusional version of Janice Dickinson.
Or, as Kelly would say, "You may wanna kiss her on the cheek, but put a gun to her back to make sure she stands up straight."
Watch out, Ty Ty!
Sources: New York, Tumblr
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