One month after an NYC casting call for America's Next Top Model caused a riot that resulted in three arrests and six injuries, the reality show is returning to New York for one final open audition on Saturday.
The location of the casting call for Cycle 13 is not yet confirmed but will be posted on the CW's website later this week.
As aspiring models waited in line for the original casting call on March 14, fights broke out as news of a supposed car on fire began to spread. Police were forced to shut down the auditions -- which took place at Park Central Hotel -- and arrested two women and one man on charges of disorderly conduct and inciting to riot. Two people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, while four others refused treatment.
"To all the Top Model hopefuls who were affected by the New York casting, we are doing everything we can to make sure that ALL the girls who weren't seen, get an opportunity to audition," Tyra Banks told Usmagazine.com in a statement two days after the riot. "I encourage each girl to come out ready to rock the runway and show off their fiercest pose. I'm rooting for all of you!"
The show's producers have released rules and guidelines for this casting call -- in which, for the first time in the show's history, only females aged 18 to 27 with a height requirement of 5'7" and under are eligible.
In addition to standard requirements, the regulations include: "no jumping in line or holding places in advance for others, but its okay if youre going to the restroom or getting food and water. Youre not guaranteed to be allowed back in line. Be courteous to others around you."
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