NEW YORK (AP) -- Paulina Porizkova (pohr-ih-SKOH'-vuh) says "America's Next Top Model" gave her a pink slip.

The model and actress says she was fired from her post as a judge on the CW network's catwalk competition.

Porizkova broke the news Tuesday night on CBS' "The Late Late Show." She told host Craig Ferguson "it seemed that `America's Next Top Model' had gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat — and the fat was me."

According to Porizkova, the firing happened over the phone and on her 44th birthday, which was April 9.

Show representatives did not comment beyond confirming Porizkova's departure.

She joined the popular show last year.

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