Tyra Banks Reacts To “America’s Next Top Model” Stampede

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Tyra Banks is reacting to the chaos that erupted during a New York City casting call for America’s Next Top Model on Saturday afternoon. The show’s hostess and executive producer unveiled future casting plans for the show in a statement released to the press on Monday.

Tyra says:

“To all the ‘Top Model’ hopefuls who were affected by the New York casting, we are doing everything we can to make sure that ALL the girls who weren’t seen, get an opportunity to audition — we’ll update you on our plans very soon. It is so important to me to redefine beauty, and make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to pursue their dream. I am beyond excited for Cycle 13; for the first time ever, young women 5’7″ and under have a shot at becoming ‘America’s Next Top Model’! I encourage each girl to come out ready to rock the runway and show off their fiercest pose. I’m rooting for all of you!”