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The Fug Girls’ Top Ten Reality-Show Judges

Tonight, Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley debuts as a judge on America's Next Top Model, giving the old CW warhorse a much-needed dose of fashion cred — and Tyra Banks a worthy partner in dramatic, unintentional clothing crimes. A.L.T. brings with him a reputation as large as his stature and a penchant for saying things that are at best hilarious, and at worst, kinda snotty. Such tendencies usually make for pretty interesting TV, so if André can live up to his billing (not to mention our imaginations), he could vault into the pantheon of great — or at least greatly amusing — reality-TV judges. Then again, in order to displace any of the top ten best that we've identified here, Talley has a lot of sass to sling.

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