Monday, March 16, 2009

Riot at NYC 'Top Model' Casting Call

Diminutive models caused a riot in the streets of Manhattan last Saturday. The 10,000 girls, many of whom have been waiting in the freezing cold all night (peeing in cups not to lose their spot in line) in the hopes of auditioning for "America's Next Top Model" got into a not-so-fierce fight after someone screamed "There's a bomb!".

Bad idea.

Apparently an overheating black BMW (pictured), with pouring out of its hood, pulled up to the line and that caused that person to panic.

As a result (and living in a post-911 world in NYC) models kicked off their stilettos and began running: People were knocked down or fainted as the crowd surged, police intervened and fights erupted.

In all six people were injured and taken to local hospitals.

Two women and a man were charged with disorderly conduct and inciting a riot

After the riot, the casting call was shut down.

"We are concerned by the events that occurred Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of the New York City casting call for the next cycle of 'America's Next Top Model,' " Tyra said yesterday. "At this time, we still don't know all the details of what happened or what triggered the incident. We appreciate the efforts of the NYPD and will assist them in any way possible in this matter."

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