Fired judge Paulina Porizkova criticizes Tyra Banks for being late, ignoring her

Former America’s Next Top Model judge Paulina Porizkova, who was fired on her birthday, is going after the show’s star and executive producer, Tyra Banks, criticizing Tyra for everything from tardiness to her ego.

“I must admit I was having a little bit of an issue with Tyra being late for every judging. It’s six hours later and I feel like I am being told my time is not as valuable as hers. They pointed out that I should shut up and be grateful for the job and that Tyra is really busy,” Paulina told Access Hollywood. Paulina admits to freaking out about Tyra’s tardiness. “I think that my little hissy fits about ‘Well, we are all here on time. Why can’t she (Tyra)?’ didn’t go over all that well.”

When asked about her being the only other female on the judging panel, Paulina said that Tyra wasn’t really aware of her. “I don’t think that in Tyra’s universe that’s even a consideration. I don’t think she cares. I’m not even sure she was aware that I existed way out there in Siberia, much like I am not sure she knew Twiggy existed,” she said.

Finally, Tyra apparently ignored Paulina off-camera, too. Paulina said, “I wouldn’t know [what kind of person Tyra is] because all I know of her is literally when we are on set talking to each other in front of the cameras. That is the only time she would speak to me.”

Paulina Porizkova On ‘Top Model’ Dismissal: ‘My Hissy Fits Didn’t Go Over That Well’ [Access Hollywood]

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