Former ‘ANTM’ judges share adorable reunion: ‘The family is back together’

“First there was Naomi, Linda, and Christy.? “It wasn’t a shock. Now this Trio back together catwalking on New York City Streets can only mean one thing hmmmmmmmmmm…? #antm24 #casting 18+ #ageaintnothingbutanumber Hope to see you soon! @miss_jalexander @nigelbarker @mrjaymanuel #CanYouGuess? I'm so excited about this!!! Citizen! Show Full Article Online   in 2012. #ANTM #tyrabanks #michellemockcasting #Tyrasback Send 3 photos, Name, Age, Height, Weight (all shapes welcome!) and your Contact Information to VH1TopModel@gmail.com. You must be a U.S. This is a network thing,” Barker told E! Now this Trio back together catwalking on New York City Streets can only mean one thing hmmmmmmmmmm…? Though it has imposed a strict 27-year age limit on contestants in the past, cycle 24 is open to models of all ages. A noted fashion photographer, runway diva extraordinaire, and platinum-haired Canadian walk into a… New York City crosswalk? This isn’t a Tyra thing. 💛TyTy
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In March,   Banks revealed she would return to the Top Model judging panel after a brief hiatus, reclaiming her on-camera role at the head of the   show she launched back in 2003 following pop star Rita Ora’s cycle 23 substitution. #👀 Yup this happened…the family is back together! After solidifying themselves as staples on the ANTM   scene, Barker, Alexander, and Manuel were relieved of their duties nearly five years ago as the Top Model brand retooled its image. This   week, three former ANTM judges — Nigel Barker, Miss J. As   Banks announced last weekend,   ANTM‘s 24th cycle is currently casting ahead of its planned shooting schedule later this summer. Trouble..!” Alexander wrote. Apply Now, boo!!! “We had an incredible run and there aren’t any hard feelings. A post shared by Jay Manuel (@mrjaymanuel) on Apr 5, 2017 at 2:50pm PDT

Barker and Alexander then posted a photo showing the trio walking across a city street. Oh yeah Thanks @marcjacobs @klsxkls @guess #bags #walking #smilingface #tribeca #newYorkcity #nigelbarker #JayManuel #missj #marcjacobs #guessjeans #kls #klsxkls
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While it might seem like an on-camera reunion is in the works for a future Top Model installment, VH1 — which began premiering new episodes of ANTM for the first time in December 2016 —   had no comment on the pictures. Alexander, and Jay Manuel — posed for a series of social media   photos in New York City, teasing their long-awaited reunion after departing the Tyra Banks-created reality competition series between 2012 and 2015. Barker added: “Reunited and it feels so… about time we brought the band back together don’t you think?”

First there was Naomi , Linda, and Christy.? Trouble..! There had been previous years where discussions about me being eliminated from the show had happened and I had actually survived the chopping block before.”
Manuel and Alexander had also teamed for a Top Model spinoff in 2008 titled   Operation Fabulous, the pilot for which saw the duo traveling to cities around America to teach average women how to jazz up their personal style. I’m friends with Tyra and the producers…   There had been a discussion that ratings were down and that something like this would happen. “Yup this happened…the family is back together!” Manuel, who served as ANTM‘s creative director on cycles 1-18, wrote on Instagram, additionally sharing an image of his colleagues huddled around a computer screen. It might not be the best setup for a joke, but it does lay the chic foundation for an America’s Next Top Model reunion. The project did not get   picked up by a major network.