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Janice Dickinson: 'Top Model' Is Rigged (VIDEO, POLL)

Just days after Tyra proclaimed to the world that the prickly persona she's cultivated on "America's Next Top Model" is "not really [her]," former show judge Janice Dickinson has come out saying that the whole darn show is fake.

The winners? Not really chosen by that ersatz panel of judges, Janice alleges in a new interview with FilmOn:

"There was a way I experienced being on that show, being conned, thinking that I was actually helping judge a TV franchise, that actually my say had any impute," Janice says. "But it really didn't."

I mean, that's not totally shocking, for any reality show. So who did choose the champion models?

"Cover Girl are the people that choose the model ... Not any of the judges, not what Tyra says. It's who Cover Girl thinks should win, each season."

"She [Tyra] makes a lot of money hawking that franchise around the world, but... it's Cover Girl who chooses the winner."

Them's fighting words! As Janice concludes: "Definitely on Tyra's show, it's rigged."

This isn't the first time Janice has spoken out against Tyra's reality show; last year, she claimed Tyra's apology for casting a too-thin model was insincere, saying:

"Everything they shoot is intentional. Don't tell me different. I did it for five seasons." She added, "Tyra is the executive producer of that show....It's her show. She's very controlling. She's the hardest working woman on that show. She has her finger on that pulse -- trust me."

Watch the interview below and weigh in below: are you surprised by Janice's charges?