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Janice Dickinson: ANTM isn't reality

Janice Dickinson has claimed America's Next Top Model is "rigged".

The former supermodel was on the judging panel of the successful television show for four seasons before she was replaced.

Winners of the programme enjoy a contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a modelling agency as well as a magazine spread. The show is the brainchild of Tyra Banks, who Janice had a difficult relationship with while shooting.

Janice has now reignited their feud by making some allegations about the on-going programme.

"CoverGirl are the people that choose the model... Not any of the judges, not what Tyra says. It's who CoverGirl thinks should win, each season. People don't know that. When I found out I split. The fact of the matter is now she's made like £90 million or she makes something like that she has a lot of money a year still hawking that franchise worldwide. In essence they're doing it in every country, it's Cover Girl that chooses the winner. Definitely on Tyra's show it's rigged. It's rigged," she said in an interview with FilmOn. "I was so depressed sitting there knowing that None of my picks ever got to stay."

Janice claims that is the reason she doesn't have a good relationship with Tyra. She found it hard that her fashion background didn't really matter when it came to the show.

"There's back history of experience and the way [Tyra] treated me when I wormed for her on the panel. There was a way I experienced being on that show, being conned, thinking I was actually helping judge a TV franchise, that actually my say had any input. But it really didn't you see," she fumed.

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