Are you the next It Girl? Think you have what it takes to be a model? Well, ESSENCE has launched its “It Girl” model search in partnership with Elite Model Management and we’re conducting a nationwide search looking for the next African-American “It” model. Los Angeles, we’re coming your way! This weekend’s casting session in LA will be the second of three. The first took place last weekend in Atlanta and it was amazing. The final stop is New York. Casting call time is Sunday, March 27th from 11am to 3pm. Session is located at The Mark for Events, 9320 West Pico Boulevard (between Glenville & Rexford), Los Angeles, CA. An expert panel of judges comprised of celebrities, ESSENCE editors, Elite managers and fashion industry VIPS will attend each of the open castings to evaluate the entrants, and 5 finalists will be flown to New York City for a special modeling boot camp. The grand prize winner–to be announced in May–will be featured in the September 2010 Fall Fashion issue of ESSENCE magazine and will receive a one-year contract with Elite Model Management. Check out the age and height requirements here.