Posted on: 12/18/2014

America"s Next Top Model auditions draw Alabama"s

Armed with high heels and hairspray, aspiring models from across the state gathered in Montgomery today in hopes of landing a coveted spot in season 22 of America"s Next Top Model. The casting call for male and female models between the ages of 18 and 27 was held at Virginia College on Atlanta Highway. As a special treat to trying out for the reality competition, students at the college were on hand to offer hair and makeup touch-ups before each audition. Louis Cohen, with The CW, said they typically expect to see around 100 in-person applicants during the three-hour open call for the show, which is a reality contest that gives everyday people across the nation the opportunity to compete for a modeling contract with a top agency or management company. While a modeling contract would certainly be nice, Greenville resident Sakidra Moss said that she auditioned in hopes of gaining a bit of self-confidence. "I haven"t watched every episode, but I"ve watched the majority of the seasons," said Moss. "I want to try out to build confidence and find some self-esteem from the inside."