Here they are, America: Meet your new Top Model judges!
Tyra Banks parted ways with longtime panelists Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander at the end of cycle 18 in April, and when cycle 19 premieres on The CW this Friday, she’ll be joined instead by fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone, supermodel Rob Evans and celeb stylist Jonny Wujek to critique a new batch of college-aged catwalkers.
In this sneak preview clip, the judges meet 21-year-old Laura James, a student at Paul Smith’s College in New York. Having wowed the judges during a prior runway show, James faces criticism at the panel session from new judge Wujek, who styles Katy Perry.
“[At the show] you were killing it, but today I’m bummed, because you look a little like a publicist,” he tells the LBD-clad brunette as the camera pans to Cutrone, the owner of NYC-based PR firm People’s Revolution. (Cutrone also mentored Whitney Port on MTV’s The City and had her own Bravo reality show, Kell on Earth.)
Inspired, Banks rushes over to the model to give her an impromptu makeover, hiking up the hem of her dress and pouring water over her hair to change her ‘do. “Look at you now!” marvels Banks.
Watch the clip above for more from ANTM‘s newbie judges before the College Edition premieres Friday at 8 p.m. (EST) on The CW.