April 02, 2007 12:46 ET

The CW Philly's Hit Reality Series "America's Next Top Model" Holds Open Casting Call Wednesday, April 4th at Filene's Basement in Mercer Mall

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- The CW Philly 57 will hold a local casting call for Tyra Banks' hit reality show "America's Next Top Model" on Wednesday, April 4th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Filene's Basement located in the Mercer Mall in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The CW Philly 57's casting call will help local applicants prepare their videotaped auditions on a first-come, first-served basis. All videotaped auditions will be forwarded to "America's Next Top Model."

Females, ages 18 to 27, of diverse backgrounds, shapes and sizes, are eligible to apply, but must be at least 5'7" tall and be U.S. citizens. No prior modeling experience is preferred. Applicants must bring a completed application form, a signed release and waiver form, a photocopied ID, and three required photos to the local auditions. The required photos should include a headshot, a full-length photo, and a swimsuit photo. Polaroid photos are acceptable. Each aspiring model should be prepared to show off her runway walk and explain why she could be America's Next Top Model. Application forms and eligibility requirements are available at

"America's Next Top Model" follows a group of young women of various backgrounds, shapes and sizes who live together and vie for a grand prize that includes a modeling contract. The reality show exposes the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce top models, as they face weekly tests that determine who can make the cut. The finalists compete in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp, a crash course to modeling fame that includes mentoring by supermodel Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion industry gurus, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the "America's Next Top Model" cameras, which chronicle every move.

The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joanne Calabria
    (215) 977-5610