06/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Paulina Porizkova FIRED From 'Top Model' (VIDEO)

Paulina Porizkova claims she was fired from "America's Next Top Model" on her birthday, over the phone, and told she had a big ego.

Talking to Craig Ferguson Tuesday night, the supermodel said she'd been pink slipped from the CW reality show hosted by Tyra Banks, on which she has been a judge.

"Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles? Because I am looking for a job, because I was fired by 'America's Next Top Model' on my birthday," Paulina told Craig.

"The reason I was told I was fired was because, it seemed that 'America's Next Top Model' has gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat and the fat was me," Paulina recounted. "So I figured it was either that or my gigantic huge ego. Which I wasn't aware of before I was told by the producers that I have an ego problem."