'America's Next Top Model' Opens Door for Short Models

'America's Next Top Model' Opens Door for Short Models

'America's Next Top Model' implements its latest out-of-the-ordinary rules to become a model by casting those under 5'7.

Entering its 13th cycle, "America's Next Top Model" is continuously seeking a major change. The reality show aired on The CW is casting women under 5 feet 7 inches to join the competition in the next season, opening wider chances for those without the standard height of models.

In the requirements for the Fall 2009 season, which can be found on the official site of The CW, it is emphasized that entrants "must be AT OR UNDER five feet and seven inches (5'7") in height." However, it also puts on highlight that "producers reserve the right to make case-by-case exceptions. Please note the change in this requirement from past cycles of the Series."

"There have been top supermodels in the past that weren't as tall as the industry demands, like fashion icon Kate Moss," said Tyra Banks in a press release. "So we are changing up 'Top Model' for cycle 13 and making it a year for the shorter model!"

Open calls begin on February 28 in Miami, Fla. It then continues throughout March in other cities such as San Franscisco, Washington D.C., New York City, Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

The show is gearing up for the premiere of its 12th cycle on March 4.

© AceShowbiz.com



    Jan 17, 2013

    I am 5'2 and know that I have what it takes to be America's Next Top Model, but My height throws me off. I can only hope there will be one really soon.

    Mar 13, 2012

    When will the next short cycle be?? Like really short!!Im only 5'2" /:

    Oct 23, 2010

    I cant believe i missed the chance to be on the show and give it all i have, i wish and pray that they would do it again.!

    Oct 22, 2010

    Im really excited for short modeling on antm. I am 5'5 and its awesome that theres somewhere were that doesnt immediatly mean you can never model!

    Oct 19, 2010

    It really happy to hear this,it means tyra also believes short does not mean useless....is there an age limit?I am 15

    Jul 29, 2010

    That's nice to see short models at the contest. When will be the next audition for short models? nahomiemerilan@yahoo.fr

    Jun 25, 2010

    I'm really pleased that they're giving shorter women a chance at modelling. Because if we have plus sized models, why not have 'short' models. As for the comment about "short annoying girls", you can't judge a person based on their height.

    Sep 28, 2009

    Hey I am glad they are showing the short models on antm. So what if they are annoying, I think tall women are annoying or people that ask too many Qs. But that's me....I am 5'5" and I love the idea of short models. Taller models might be upset, but they need to get over it.

    Sep 28, 2009

    Where do u try out for the american next top short models

    Sep 09, 2009

    nobody likes short annopying girls

    Jul 30, 2009

    i'm so proud of antm! finally they are embracing the shorter women of america! you won't regret it!

    Jun 13, 2009

    will there be another season open for short models

    May 04, 2009

    Do you have to live in the United States to enter? I have a british passport, so im able to travel.

    Apr 01, 2009

    when is the next audition for cycle 13 5'7 and under?

    Feb 24, 2009

    Where do we send the participant application for america's top model?

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