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January 06, 2015

CW's America's Next Top Model holds auditions on Drexel campus

Strut for your life.

It's always a big moment when Tyra comes to town. 

Try-outs for the guys and girls edition of ANTM Series - sorry, Cycle - 22 on the CW network are being held today at Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The reality show, which tests aspiring models in all manner of documented ways, is looking for people between ages 18 to 27.

Producers on site will help those who get there early enough with their video submissions, so auditioners don't have to produce minutes of all-natural sass and outdoor acrobatic feats all by themselves. 

Philadelphians who've survived the trenches of She Who Must Not Be Challenged (or looked at with your chin untucked), aka Tyra Banks, include wedding singer Cory Hindorff, G Philly cover model and 3rd place finalist on Cycle 20. Hindorff was the only gay contestant on his season. 

Other locals to make it onto the show: Jennifer Ann (Cycle 13) and Raelia Lewis, who followed Hindorff's local footprints on Cycle 21. 

"I poop a lot," said Ann in her videotaped interview. To her credit, Lewis was filmed twerking and upside-down fence grazing while wearing a popcorn print onesie on the show.

If that's not inspiring, try composing a song about POT LEDOM (that's "Top Model" backwards). For a runway superstar, it's all in a day's work.