Karrueche Tran had a slip of the tongue ... nearly letting the cat out of the bag about her rumored turn as an “America’s Next Top Model" judge -- or at least it appears that way.
Our photog caught Chris Brown's ex at Hollywood & Highland and asked if she'd be a regular when producers bring back the show sans Tyra Banks and J. Alexander. She double clutches on her answer ... so hard to tell if she's in like Flynn or still waiting.
You gotta watch ... there's no smizing without loose lips. Karrueche knows.