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UPDATED: Wanna be on 'Top'? 'Top Model' judge Miss J's new book may tell you how

November 10, 2009 |  3:03 pm
MissJNigel Every week, we watch J. Alexander serve up the realness as part of the “America’s Next Top Model” judging panel. Today, the “runway coach extraordinaire” (as Tyra Banks calls him) releases a new book: “Follow the Model: Miss J's Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise, and Power.”

“How does a six-foot-four, Bronx-born black gay male become Queen of the Catwalk?” states the book’s description. “In one word: attitude.” Would you expect any less?

Simon Spotlight Entertainment, the book’s publisher, says the book will cover Miss J’s rise from sewing drag on his grandmother’s machine to showing in drag, and finally snagging the coveted judging spot on “Top Model.” Along the way, the book promises to share not only Miss J’s life experiences but also the grooming and style lessons he has learned.

But what do we really want to know? Dish, right? The book promises to deliver on that too. According to the publisher, Alexander “dishes on the celebrities he's worked with so intimately and offers a glimpse into the world of 'ANTM.' ”

Are you sold? What can a 6-foot-4 drag queen teach you? Let us know below.

UPDATE: Us Magazine reports that Miss J announced that he has a 7-year-old son! The announcement was made on "The Tyra Banks Show" earlier today. He's not the biological father, but Alexander says he's still involved in the boy's life. Wouldn't you love to be invited to dinner at their house?

I'm sure the timing of this announcement has nothing to do with Miss J's book launch today, right?

— Jethro Nededog (follow me on Twitter @TheRealJethro)

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Photo: Judges J. Alexander and Nigel Barker on “America’s Next Top Model.” Credit: The CW