'America's Next Top Model' Casting Blitz
The CW Network recently confirmed that America's Next Top Model will be running through to 2010. If the show continues its two Cycles-per-year pace, the news means the producers are going to need a quite a lot of young model hopefuls to fill that Tyra's House on a regular basis.

To that end, the show's producers and local network affiliates have recently been going through a veritable frenzy of casting in big cities and smaller towns throughout the country.

Just this week alone, there have been casting calls in Tempe, AZ; Quincy, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Shreveport, LA; Norfolk, VA, Danbury, CT; and Texoma, OK.

The Texoma event has already announced their winner. Nineteen-year-old Tiffany Legg, from Duncan, Oklahoma, was selected from the local event to proceed to the next step: the regional semi-finals. Those will be held in Houston, TX on Saturday, August 18.

Many of the casting calls are actually being conducted by local CW Network affiliates, who are videotaping the auditions and then sending those tapes along to the America's Next Top Model producers.

If you think you might just have what it takes to be America's Next Top Model, a good place to check for auditions in your area would be the website of your local CW Network affiliate station.

Keep in mind the requirements to audition for the show: hopefuls must be between the ages of 18 and 27 and be U.S. Citizens. Since beauty is subjective, the only hard and fast rule related to appearance is height; you must be at least 5'7” to ride the America's Next Top Model ride.

Hopeful modelettes will also need to bring one headshot, one full-length photo and one swimsuit photo, along with photocopied photo identification, signed release and waiver form and completed application. Usually the CW affiliate website are the place to go to find the application form, as well as to confirm any additional requirements related to any local auditions.

And if you missed this round of auditions in your area, never fear…Cycle Eleven's auditions will surely be right around the corner, so you can always work on your runway walk in the meantime.

- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: AZFamily.com, Quincy Herald-Whig, PhillyBurbs.com, KTBS.com, KTEN.com
(Image courtesy of KTEN.com)