Are you the next It Girl? Think you have what it takes to be a model? Well, ESSENCE is holding 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. New York, it’s your turn to represent! This weekend’s casting session will be the final city casting session. The first took place a few weeks ago in Atlanta and it was amazing, followed by Los Angeles. Casting call time is Saturday, April 10th from 11am to 3pm. Session is located at Time Inc. Hudson Studio (205 Hudson St., 10th Floor, New York, NY). The entrance is located on Canal Street, just west of Hudson. ID is required to enter the building. An expert panel of judges comprised of celebrities, ESSENCE editors, Elite managers and fashion industry VIPS will attend 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.