Fashion Blogger Bryanboy Confirms Contract With America's Next Top Model
Looking to create changes in Cycle 19 of America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks fired her former panel of experts consisting of Nigel Barker, J. Alexander and Jay Manuel in late April. Many speculations arose in the midst of the changes, but after weeks of rumors, fashion blogger Bryanboy has confirmed his spot on the show for next season.
Bryanboy, or rather Bryan Grey Yambao, who hails from the Philippines, kept everyone guessing as sources close to him confirmed a contract and one-way ticket to Los Angeles to begin filming for the show. A rep for The CW later stated that Bryanboy will be joining the show as a social media correspondent.
On May 29, 2012, Bryanboy informed his fanbase via his Twitter and blog that he is indeed in Los Angeles and has already filmed a couple of episodes for next season. However exhausted he is from the recent tapings, Bryanboy is nonetheless "thrilled and honored to be part of America's Next Top Model Cycle 19 panel!"
In addition to the new faces on the panel, the “college edition” season will feature audience participation. Fans will possess the ability to vote online for their favorite contestants. Be on the lookout for Cycle 19 as it premieres in the fall!