BOSSIP has learned that Andre Leon Talley is considering losing some pounds for his TV debut as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model.” He has made a career of helping other people look their best, and as Vogue magazine’s editor at large, has been a front-row fixture at fashion shows in New York, Paris and Milan for almost 30 years.
But sources say Andre was spotted leaving a medical building where he went to receive help in shedding some pounds.
The once-slender fashionisto has always been public about his struggles with weight and even appeared on Oprah in 2005 seeking a weight intervention from his peers, where he explained:
“I started noticing my weight gain around 1995 but I didn’t do much about it.”
In 2003, Andre says his weight spiraled out of control.
“I was traveling a lot, and when you travel, you just don’t focus on your diet or exercise.”
At over 300 pounds, Andre’s fashion designer friends created gorgeous garments to help him camouflage his excessive weight.
“I had long coats made by Karl Lagerfeld, and I describe it as a little teepee tent that you could put a whole Lilliputian family in.”