August 05, 2009 05:03:34 GMT
The 13th cycle of 'America's Next Top Model' has hired the two reality TV stars to chip in their opinion for the runway wannabes.
In order to keep things fresh, "America's Next Top Model" is tapping two young celebrities as guest judges. Lauren Conrad and Kim Kardashian will come to the modeling competition in separate episodes when the show debuts the 13th cycle this Fall.
Lauren's appearance is scheduled for the second episode on September 16, while Kim's is put on the October 21 slot. These stars will sit on the judging panel, joining host Tyra Banks, photographer Nigel Barker and runway coach Miss Jay. Missing from the line-up is Paulina Porizkova who was let go as judge by producers in May to cut the budget.
The 13th cycle is premiering September 9. This time around, the show is lining a group of petite models who are 5'7" and under. "There have been top supermodels in the past that weren't as tall as the industry demands, like fashion icon Kate Moss," said Tyra in the press release. "So we are changing up 'Top Model' for cycle 13 and making it a year for the shorter model!"
Also coming to the new season is "90210" star Jessica Lowndes who will be testing the girls in their interview skills.