Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley--despite previous attempts by Anna Wintour to keep her magazine and reality TV from mingling--will be joining the fourteenth "cycle" of 'America's Next Top Model' as a judge, the CW announced on Monday. Talley will join Tyra Banks, Nigel Barker and a weekly guest judge (to include Whitney Port and Rachel Roy, according to the press release) to review thirteen aspiring models. The new cycle premieres on March 10th.
The 60-year-old fashion heavyweight was first approached by Banks eight years ago. "At that point, I said no because it was the beginning. I was thinking I wanted to see where it goes," he told WWD. But thirteen cycles later, even though he still hadn't seen the show, "I felt maybe I could contribute something to it that had not been on the show. I just felt that it was a way to step out of the box and associate myself with a very important American success story, a very important brand -- Tyra Banks."
Judging by his hilarious but regrettably brief cameo in 'The September Issue,' Talley will likely make an entertaining addition to ANTM.