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America's Next Top Melee: NYC Model Tryouts End in Disaster
E! Online ^ | March 14, 2009 | Marcus Errico

Posted on 03/15/2009 6:08:20 AM PDT by Reeses

And you thought the onscreen catfights on America's Next Top Model were good...

New York police arrested three people following a massive stampede that erupted during a casting call for the new season of the Tyra Banks-powered reality contest—a melee that involved hundreds of people outside a Central Park hotel.

At least six people were injured, two of whom were hospitalized, in a scene that left the surrounding vicinity looking like Fashion Week meets Thunderdome and shut down the auditions.

Police said they did not immediately know what triggered the crush of bodies, but according to the New York Daily News, the combination of would-be catwalkers (all under 5-foot-7 this cycle) waiting on line for hours and a broken-down BMW proved combustible.

A fight had broken out among some of the bystanders; then, moments later, the car appeared, spewing smoke, and reportedly led to shouts that a bomb had gone off.

"The girls were running like it was 9/11 part two," 27-year-old Jennifer Brown of, Brooklyn told the Daily News. "I feared for my life."

(Excerpt) Read more at eonline.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: model
Amazing video of a gigantic mob of aspiring models fermenting on the streets of NYC at the link.

What is pretty?

1 posted on 03/15/2009 6:08:21 AM PDT by Reeses
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2 posted on 03/15/2009 6:12:39 AM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Reeses


3 posted on 03/15/2009 6:17:38 AM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Reeses
Like Justice Potter Stewart on the USSC said about pornography:

"I know it when I see it"....
4 posted on 03/15/2009 6:21:05 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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Models depicted in magazines present such an unrealistic view of what females should aspire to look like. It is very harmful to impressionable young girls, many of whom end up thinking they are ugly and don’t measure up. It is very sad. :-(

Makes you wish you could hug them and reassure them that they look just fine.


5 posted on 03/15/2009 6:22:54 AM PDT by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: Reeses

Attack of the Airheads!

If you go back to the cheeleader murders in Texas or watch some of the idiots on some of those Beach Patrol, Ocean Rescue, or Speeders programs on TruTV, you’ll see a lot of narcissism and just plain bad manners. Including a sentence or ticket, I’d commit them to an Emily Post etiquette course if I were the judge.

Then again, class can take a long time to learn.


6 posted on 03/15/2009 6:24:31 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Reeses
in a scene that left the surrounding vicinity looking like Fashion Week meets Thunderdome...

Come on! Can't we get beyond Thunderdome?

7 posted on 03/15/2009 6:24:45 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Bobalu

Apparently also leaves more than a few thinking they could be models themselves.


8 posted on 03/15/2009 6:26:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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Stunning.......

The Amoral masses all share the same collective, chaotic insanity. (Notice how they just throw their trash anywhere below where they stand.)

This is the new face of Amerika, in major trouble.

9 posted on 03/15/2009 6:28:16 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go? (ACORN))
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Cat fight!!


10 posted on 03/15/2009 6:38:32 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
in a scene that left the surrounding vicinity looking like Fashion Week meets Thunderdome...

Come on! Can't we get beyond Thunderdome?

You know the drill; Break a Deal, Face the Wheel. Break a Deal, Face the Wheel...

11 posted on 03/15/2009 6:41:15 AM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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From the Pictures I saw, it didnt really look as if these women were all that pretty.
I could see it” Next On FOX, When Models Attack”


12 posted on 03/15/2009 6:50:01 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: Reeses

“Fermenting” indeed. Like beer gone bad. Beyond the reaction of the crowd, it’s amazing to see the piles of trash in the streets.

If someone from 100 years ago was given this video and told “here is the future”, that person would figure the worse must have happened; total societal breakdown, lawlessness, disregard for manners or self-control. Oh, wait a tick. That is what’s happened!


13 posted on 03/15/2009 6:56:42 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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Looks like a line for a Rapp Concert!


14 posted on 03/15/2009 6:57:11 AM PDT by classified
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If someone from 100 years ago was given this video and told “here is the future”, that person would figure the worse must have happened; total societal breakdown, lawlessness, disregard for manners or self-control. Oh, wait a tick. That is what’s happened!

The 1909 McKee's Rocks Strike was a lot worse; in a two hour gun battle 13 strikers, scabs, strikebreakers, and police were killed.

People need to get over this silly nostalgia for a past perfect world that never existed.

15 posted on 03/15/2009 7:22:00 AM PDT by Strategerist
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“A fight had broken out among some of the bystanders; then, moments later, the car appeared, spewing smoke, and reportedly led to shouts that a bomb had gone off.”

Terrorists now threaten our most important asset, pretty people. Things have become serious.


16 posted on 03/15/2009 7:24:59 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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Video at the link.

Here

17 posted on 03/15/2009 7:29:09 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Reeses

Tonight on Fox, “When Models Attack!”


18 posted on 03/15/2009 7:30:45 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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I have a “thing” about lines — I just won’t stand in a line unless it’s obviously very very brief.

When I visited (once only!!) Disney World with my kids, I thought I had died and gone to hell.

So when I see the above pictures of this line, for me, alarm bells would have gone off immediately. The injured are lucky that we didn’t have a repeat of Wal-Mart’s Black Friday sale.


19 posted on 03/15/2009 7:43:26 AM PDT by WL-law
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
"This is the new face of Amerika, in major trouble."

Major, major trouble.

20 posted on 03/15/2009 7:53:50 AM PDT by blam
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To: Strategerist; 6SJ7

My grandfather’s grandfather was a police captain during the 1863 New York draft riots. It was worse than anything in NYC since.


21 posted on 03/15/2009 7:58:21 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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99.9% of them voted for Obama.


22 posted on 03/15/2009 8:00:05 AM PDT by taillightchaser (!)
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To: 12Gauge687
I’d commit them to an Emily Post etiquette course if I were the judge.

You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think. ; >)

23 posted on 03/15/2009 8:02:11 AM PDT by ladyjane
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LOL! Thanks for the video link. Video is taped from about 10 floors above looking down into the street below. It reminds me of two competing tribes of ants fighting over the carcase of a dead grasshopper. Saw those pics at the beginning of the thread. None of those are model material. Walk to the nearest Micky D's or Wendys and fill out an application there.
24 posted on 03/15/2009 8:08:03 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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Walk to the nearest Micky D's or Wendys and fill out an application there

You have it all wrong. These people are not looking for a job. They're looking to hit it big on a television show.

25 posted on 03/15/2009 8:10:47 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Strategerist; 6SJ7

Or the 1892 Homestead Strike with 10 dead and hundreds injured.


26 posted on 03/15/2009 8:12:48 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat (Sacred cows make the best hamburger.)
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This so going to be an episode of one of those “Law and Order” shows.....


27 posted on 03/15/2009 6:41:37 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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