TYRA MAIL! One of the nation's most irritating yet most enduring reality TV guilty pleasures struts into Portland tomorrow as America's Next Top Model holds a Portland casting call at—where else?—Beau Monde College of Hair Design.
Tyra Banks' plastic explosion of makeovers, mild catfights and sashaying down runways holding fire is looking for women ages 18 to 27 of "diverse backgrounds, shapes, sizes and with a minimum height requirement of 5’7” tall" (so only some shapes and sizes, actually) to compete in Cycle 18 of the competition.
Portland has utterly dominated other reality TV shows (hello Project Runway!) the past few years but our appearances on Top Model have been brief and pitiful. So I'd politely ask all our local Amazons to put down your microbrews and start practicing smizing in the mirror. Your city needs you.
FYI, organizers warn that casting call locations and times are subject to change. Please visit www.nw32.com for up-to-date casting information and applications.