America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) casting calls go out long before the series shoots or even gets renewed by the networks.
Tryouts will begin in December of 2013!
ANTM casting calls used to go out 2 times a year because the very popular CW Tyra Banks series did 2 cycles per year. In 2013 and 2014 that will change. America’s Next Top Model will now be doing only one season or cycle per year, planned for spring.
That means that we shall see fewer casting calls and auditions for the popular modeling competition. A few years back it seemed like there were tryouts being held somewhere most of the year, but no longer. One cycle per year instead of two means we will only be seeing 1/2 the casting calls.
America’s Next Top Model is the top rated modeling competition on TV and also probably the first, it has gone 20 cycles now. Other modeling reality shows have come but none of them are more popular or as well known as ANTM. Due to the show’s popularity, there is no shortage of aspiring models wanting to tryout and since the show has been known to take plus size models, petite models and now even male models, it opens the doors for many.
For over a decade now Tyra Banks and the Top Model crew has been giving lovely girls from all around the U.S. (and other countries such as ANTM Asia) a shot at the big time.
So exactly how do you get to tryout for Top Model? Well… you will have to wait until the show announces casting calls. Top Model tryouts are a bit different than many other shows and franchises. Most major TV shows announce open call auditions in major cities but leave out smaller towns and more rural areas. Top Model historically has not.
Top Model tryouts have been held in big cities and small towns alike. You can look at the ANTM tryout schedule from last cycle and see that casting directors went to large cities, small towns and even places you or I have probably never even heard of.
When the show is casting, their schedule is large and covers a large area. It also gets updated and changed a lot. The best way to find out if they are coming to your city or town is to check and check often because new cities are sometimes added daily.
Along with the shows open call schedule, they sometimes take online applications as well. The best way to get on the show is to meet casting directors in person, but if that is not a feasible option, ANTM may have an online audition process that you could try.
For ANTM cycle 20, the show even began using MyStudio which is a video service offered in some malls to help people make video auditions for the show.
So if you are an aspiring model who wants to tryout for America’s Next Top Model cycle 21 or cycle 22 (which we hope they have) you best keep your eyes open for the cattle calls because they will be coming soon. Top Model cycle 20 will be airing shortly which means cycle 21 will be casting very soon in 2013 for the Spring 2014 season.
Don’t want to wait that long? Well there are some other modeling opportunities such as the New York Model Management modeling contest going on now that you can check out. The contest does not air on television, but offers close to the same prize which is a potential modeling contract for the winners.