So much for behaving like model citizens. On Saturday, auditions for season 13 of “America’s Next Top Model” were held at New York’s Park Central Hotel. While hundreds of runway-hopefuls waited anxiously for their chance to strike a pose, a commotion erupted resulted in a melee with three people arrested and sixth others injured–two of which were taken to the hospital, according to BBC News. Police immediately shut down the audition due to disorderly conduct . Tyra Banks and her producer Ken Mok expressed their grave concern about the incident and potential danger.
“We are concerned by the events. We still don’t know all the details of what triggered the incident. We appreciate the efforts of the NYPD and will assist them in any way possible in this matter.”
For the first-time ‘Top Model’ will feature women 5-foot-7 and under in an attempt to introduce a new standard of beauty in an industry that idolizes women 5’9 and taller.-QS