According to reports seen by talent and modelling agency Talent Management last night Janice Dickinson is still far from making her peace with her former boss Tyra Banks.
According to reports seen by talent and modelling agency Talent Management last night, Janice Dickinson is still far from making her peace with her former boss Tyra Banks. Dickinson was hired as a judge on America’s Next Top Model in 2003 but was fired by Banks after 4 cycles, amid rumours of name-calling and constant tensions behind the scenes.
Dickinson had gained a reputation on the show for her cutting remarks to model contestants, insisting after she was dropped: “I was just telling the truth and I was saving these girls from going out there and being told that they’re too short, too fat, their skin’s not good enough. I was to America’s Next Top Model what Simon Cowell is to American Idol.”
Now it seems that 57-year-old Dickinson is ruffling feathers again with biting criticisms of not only ANTM and Tyra Banks herself, but also editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour.
Referring to Tyra Banks, the self-proclaimed “world’s first supermodel” told FOX News: “[She’s] fired everybody, she’ll keep firing people, she’s soulless, she’s heartless and she’s cold.” And when asked if she would consider returning to the show she exclaimed: “Not for all the tea in China.”
She then moved on to slate Vogue’s recently launched ‘Model Health Initiative’ – suggesting that it is no more than a PR stunt from the Vogue camp, designed purely to enhance the magazine’s reputation: “Please, look at Anna Wintour. She’s thinner than thin,” she said. “I just don’t buy it.”
Dickinson clearly likes to stay informed about what’s happening in the modelling and fashion world but she is apparently focusing her energies on matters closer to home these days. She described her current priority as: “Getting my daughter through her last year of high school and being a mom, which is a good thing.”