Forgive the pun, but I'm fairly certain that Tyra was not banking on this when she and her hit show America's Next Top Model held open auditions for contestants at the Park Central Hotel in Manhattan. The casting call, which took place on Saturday, turned into a casting brawl when three people were arrested and six others were hurt in an all-out stampede as the crowd of several hundred people surged on rumors that a nearby smoking car was about to explode.
The false alarm sent the sea of several hundred reality TV wannabees fleeing in all directions, many of them leaving their precious Manolos and Jimmy Choos on the street behind them. For video, shot by an aerial spectator, see below.
Can't say we blame the women for wanting to flee the scene, but their "me first, others later" mentality is disgraceful, and evokes the terrible carnage that occurred at the Wal Mart in Valley Stream, Long Island, last Thanksgiving, when a mob of waiting Black Friday shoppers crashed through the store's glass doors, killing 34-year-old employee Jdimytai Damour in the process and injuring four customers, including a woman who was eight months pregnant.
It all begs the question: For what?
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