Former host of America's Top Model, and famed fashion photographer Nigel Barker, sat down with The New York Post last Thursday to talk about life after the show, his beloved family, and his eclectic collection of art, artifacts, photos and family mementos. High End Weekly™ was fortunate enough to obtain permission to republish the interview, and naturally, we're excited to share it with you on this glorious Monday morning in New York City.
Pictured: Photo by Michael Edwards
New York Post: On his treasure-filled home:
Nigel Barker: “It’s colorful, and it’s real. It has a heartbeat. Everything means something.”
Wife Crissy, who describes their apartment as a “souk” adds: “It’s like those little outdoor market places in Morocco, with knickknacks and collections.”
NYP: On a treasured portrait of his mother:
NB: “This...is my mama. Crissy said whenever she’s in the kitchen she feels like my mom’s staring at her.” The painting used to hang in the bedroom. “But she got put in the hall, which is far more appropriate,” says Crissy.
NYP: On being axed by Tyra Banks:
NB: “I know it was tough on [Tyra] as well. It’s never easy to fire someone, least of all, of course, a friend. At the same time, this is business, and things change. She’s a good girl, a strong woman, and she’s done a lot with her life. I take my hat off to her, to be honest with you.”
NYP: On his relationships with former fellow judges André Leon Talley,Twiggy, Miss J and Mr. Jay, and Paulina Porizkova:
NB: “We became good friends. André came to one of my[documentary] screenings the other day in shorts and a T-shirt. That’s the real André.”
NYP: On his new gig, host of Oxygen’s new model reality competition project The Face:
NB: “It’s a whole new take on the genre. Some people have been comparing it to The Voice in that there will be teams. I’m very excited. It’s going to be a great show.”
Nigel Barker, former judge on America's Next Top Model
Photos courtesy NYP/Michael Edwards
Check out the entire interview with Nigel Barker and exclusive photos of his home and family today at http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag.
Interview conducted by Page Six Magazine writer Alison Prato.