Tyra Banks wants all the Top Model wannabes who got toppled in the chaotic melee during a weekend casting call to know that they will get a second chance to strut their stuff.
"To all the Top Model hopefuls who were affected by the New York casting, we are doing everything we can to make sure that all the girls who weren't seen, get an opportunity to audition — we'll update you on our plans very soon," Banks said in a statement.
Three people were arrested and six were injured Saturday during the riotous outbreak outside of the Park Central New York hotel. Some in the crowd began pushing and shoving as the number waiting grew. Things got worse when a smoking car broke down and rumors of a bomb began to spread.
Organizers said they were overwhelmed by a larger turnout than expected. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told The Associated Press that there have been no similar problems at other open casting calls, and that the organizers should have asked the police for help with crowd control before the gathering began.
Tyra wants all the women out there — or at least those under 5-feet-seven-inches tall — to get their fair shot at having an on-air catfight competing.
"It is so important to me to redefine beauty, and make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to pursue their dream," Banks said. "I am beyond excited for Cycle 13... I encourage each girl to come out ready to rock the runway and show off their fiercest pose. I'm rooting for all of you!"