Author, Celebrity, Inc. How Famous People Make Money
Expect some good drama and more than a few tears Wednesday night when Kelly Cutrone takes a seat next to Tyra Banks and Nigel Barker as the newest judge of "America's Next Top Model."
"I'm not there to make friends. I am there to make some good TV. These girls need some help," Cutrone told The Huffington Post. "I definitely made some people cry, but if you look at it, they made themselves cry. I don't get off on making people cry. But watch episode three is all I have to say. That's where I hit my stride."
Cutrone, who previously appeared on the small screen in "The City" and "Kell on Earth," joins the hit modeling show's 18th cycle, replacing Andre Leon Talley at the judging table.
It's never easy being the new girl, but Cutrone, who is also head honcho at the publicity and marketing firm People's Revolution, told us that despite a short learning curve, she fit right in as the new judge.
"I'm like straight-up Cutrone on the show, but when I first got there, it was a little weird. People were nice to me, but fitting in at first was hard," she said. "At the end of the day, everyone was nice to me. It was one of the best and easy jobs I've ever had."
It probably helps that she found a soul mate in fellow judge Nigel Barker.
"I knew Tyra a little bit, and I have always seen her around, and she has been pleasant, but it was Nigel who became my TV husband. And who wouldn't want Nigel Barker as your TV husband?" Cutrone swooned.
Some critics have already taken shots at Cutrone's own appearance on the flashy fashion show, suggesting maybe she could have tried a little harder instead of resorting to her standby disheveled hair and black tops. Cutrone told HuffPost that those comments have been particularly hurtful because she actually did attempt to go glam for the TV stint.
"That's how bad it is. I had the most expensive haircut you can get, and I was walking around with my hair in rollers backstage, and my hair still came out looking like I was shot out of a cannon and I had just gotten out of bed," Cutrone said.
The new season of "America's Next Top Model" begins Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 9 p.m. on The CW.
Related on HuffPost: