Their hopes were as high as the heels they wore at Fort Myers' first-ever casting call for the hit reality show "America's Next Top Model."
Many of the 197 women auditioning Sunday afternoon for the chance to be on supermodel Tyra Banks' show flipped their hair, practiced their catwalks and suffered in 4-inch spikes."For it to be here in Fort Myers — wow," said Port Charlotte clerk Truchard Bien-Aime, 19, atop 31/2-inch silver, strappy heels. "We don't usually get a chance like this so close to home."
To take that chance, many of the women had to slip out of their Sam & Libby and Jessica Simpson patent leathers to prove they were at least 5 feet 7 inches tall barefoot, one of the qualifications. The women also had to be between the ages of 18 and 27.With that test passed, they could face the camera and the questions of Mark Gilson, creative services director for the local TV station that airs the show, The CW6.Gilson asked the women what they consider their best features.
Many of the women said their eyes.
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