May 13, 2009 11:00 AM

America’s Next Top Model ends its current cycle on Wednesday night – and it will also be the last show for judge Paulina Porizkova.

The supermodel says she has been fired from Tyra Banks‘s reality competition series. During an appearance on The Late Late Show Tuesday night, Porizkova told host Craig Ferguson, “Listen, do you know why I am in Los Angeles … because I am looking for a job.”

She claims she received the bad news in a phone call on April 9, her 44th birthday.

As for why she lost her job after only one year (she replaced Twiggy), Porizkova explained, “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.”

She elaborated, “So I figured it was either that or my gigantic huge ego. Which I wasn t aware of until I was told by the producers that I have an ego problem.”

Banks’s camp had no comment.

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