Bryanboy Joining ‘America’s Next Top Model’


Photo: Patrick McMullan
Bryanboy at the Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2012 fashion show.

Don't you just love it when juicy rumors turn out to be true?

Women's Wear Daily is reporting that fashion blogger extraordinaire Bryanboy (aka Bryan Grey Yambao) will be joining the cast of America's Next Top Model after all.

Though series host/producer Tyra Banks and the Filipino fashionisto have been suspiciously quiet on the subject, Bryanboy has taken to Twitter to reveal photos of his new Los Angeles apartment—where the 19th cycle will be filmed—and share that "my new chapter begins this weekend." Hmmm ...

Meanwhile, sources close to the street style favorite reveal that he's signed a contract with the show and has a one-way ticket to Hollywood.

Though fired judges Nigel Barker, J. Alexander, and Jay Manuel will be sorely missed, Bryanboy's presence, either as a judge or a consultant, could give the show the social media aspect Banks has been seeking.

Male model Rob Evans and returning PR maven Kelly Cutrone will also act as judges, while star stylist Johnny Wujek has signed on as a creative consultant. The public will also be able to weigh in via a newly introduced social media-inspired voting system.

If that doesn't bring a "smize" to your face, what will?