Earlier this week, Paulina Porizkova announced that she was fired from America’s Next Top Model. TV Guide sat down the the former supermodel to find out what happened and what Paulina really thinks of Tyra, the show and more. Paulina got very, very honest about her experience on the show.
Paulina admits she thinks none of the finalists from this year’s cycle (or any cycle for that matter) will become true top models.
“I know. I’m really very sorry. But they’re not models,” she said. “Look at the history of Top Model. When has a winner not fallen down into that great big hole where the other sock goes? When? That’s because you can’t pick models from a TV show. Those tall, long giraffe things that don’t really look real are rare freaks of nature. And finding a freak of nature with a personality, that’s like finding a double freak of nature. So you’d have a TV show once every 10 years.”
Paulina admits that she voted for Allison and that the judges were tied at 2 votes apiece in the finale. One judge – she doesn’t say who – changed their vote so Teyona could be declared the winner.
She claims that Tyra was often very late for panel and this constantly threw off the shooting schedule and probably lead to the extra fat they were trying to get rid of when they fired Paulina.
The interview is interesting. Paulina does come across as bitter, but I don’t think she is. She’s simply calling it as she sees it. I bet Tyra is pissed over the whole situation.
We can recall that Janice Dickinson was fired from Top Model as well. Which leads me to wonder – was Twiggy fired too? And just too nice to say anything?