More details emerge about next week's America's Next Top Model Auditions in Tampa
So, if you're a female aged 18 to 27 and at least 5-foot-7-inches tall, here's what else you need: three photographs of yourself, each clearly labeled on the back with your name. One must be a close-up of your face, the second must be a full-length photograph of your entire (clothed) body, and the third must be a full-length photograph of you wearing a swimsuit. Only one of these three photographs may be in black and white. Producers are looking for a variety of models including plus size models. Polaroids are acceptable as long as they are clearly visible.
The last winner, crowned earlier this year, was 20-year-old Florida native Whitney Thompson, who was also the show's heaviest winner at 159 pounds and a size 10 dress. As winner, Whitney will be managed by Elite Model Management. She also receives a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl. Finally, Whitney will appear on the cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.
There's lots at stake. Whitney, it seems, was the second Florida native to win this competition, thus proving -- as I have said many times before in this space -- REALITY TV LOVES FLORIDIANS.
So go get your model on girls. And win one for the he-coon state.
Click below to read the official release (and see pictures which leave you wondering how Whitney could actually be considered a "full figured" model):
Don’t miss your chance for TV fame and $100,000!
WHAT: AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL comes to Tampa, in a search for aspiring models. The CW’s dramality series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, created by the multi-talented Tyra Banks, gives real women an opportunity to prove that they can make it in the high-stress, high-stakes world of supermodeling. The dramality follows a group of young women with various backgrounds, shapes and sizes, who live together in one house and vie for a modeling contract.
DETAILS: Interested applicants must bring three photographs of themselves, each clearly labeled on the back with their name. One must be a close-up of their face, the second must be a full-length photograph of their entire (clothed) body, and the third must be a full-length photograph of them wearing a swimsuit, and one of these three photographs may be in black and white. Producers are l ooking for a variety of models including plus size models. Polaroids are acceptable as long as they are clearly visible. Applicants must be between 18-27 years of age, at least five feet and seven inches (5'7") in height, a United States citizen and currently living in the United States.
* Cameras will be on location; so all applicants need to arrive camera ready!
For more information, please visit http://cwtv.com/thecw/topmodel-cycle12-Casting.
WHEN: Saturday, August 30, 2008
WHERE: The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602