Written by Sarah Iasiello, October 18, 2016

GET THE POPCORN OUT! It’s Supermodels at war – Part two!

Their fashion feud was legendary and now it’s spilling onto our TV screens! British supermodel Naomi Campbell debuts her new modelling show The Face tonight – while Tyra Banks‘ TV hit, America’s Next Top Model is being cut from two seasons a year to one as it comes to the end of its TV shelf life. Coincidence?! We think not!

Adding fuel to the fire, after being unceremoniously dumped from ANTM, former judge Nigel Barker is now the host of The Face – and tonight he takes a swipe at his former boss by introducing new co-star Karolina Kurkova as ‘Victoria’s Secret’s most famous angel’, formerly a title held by Tyra.

Frenemies: Supermodels Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell pose at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards in LA in March 2007

Frenemies: Supermodels Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell back in March 2007 

Naomi and Tyra’s fashion feud traces back to the ’90s  when Tyra was a rising star. “I got to Paris, and it was very difficult. I did really well really fast, but then the industry was saying, ‘Oh, look out Naomi Campbell, here comes Tyra Banks! So Naomi Campbell, sit your butt down. This younger one is coming to take your place.'” She continued, “It wasn’t fair to Naomi, but her response was … to this day, I’m very scared of her. It was very difficult, like some of my lowest times of my life dealing with that.”

While Naomi denied this, Tyra also recalled a spat backstage at a European fashion show, with Naomi telling her, “You’ll never be me, don’t ever think that you’ll be me.”

Old pals: Nigel Barker with Tyra Banks, Andre Leon Talley and Jay Manuel at the CW Network Reality launch party in New York in February 2010
Happier times: The former ANTM judges, including Nigel Barker, far left.
We wonder what the first ep of Naomi’s show will have in store for us?! Either way, we can’t wait to tune in!

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