Rip The Runway 2012 Casting Call

Be on Rip The Runway 2012

Rip The Runway is a popular fashion event broadcast on BET. Every year Rip The Runway holds a fashion event that showcases ethnic models on the catwalk. The show has in past years held a model casting call to select amateur models to walk the catwalk in New York.

The show uses both male and female models and though most of the models are African American, they do use a few models of other ethnicities. The models wear fashions that are created by the designers the show features, usually a mix of established and up and coming designers. Last year the featured designers were Rachel Roy, WISB, Man Vs. Machine, Tennille

Rip The Runway Casting Call models
Rip The Runway Tryouts

White, LaQuan Smith and Lila Nikole.

Rip The Runway also focuses on music and has musical performances by top artists. Rip The Runway combines live music, a live audience and a fashion event all broadcast as a BET special.

Rip The Runway has been held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

The below artists have all appeared on BET’s Rip The Runway:

  • Missy Elliott
  • T-Pain
  • Flo Rida
  • Snoop
  • Trey Songz
  • T.I
  • The-Dream
  • Ron Browz
  • GS Boyz
  • Young Dro
  • Protege
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Fabolous
  • Keri Hilson
  • Ludacris
  • Soulja Boy
  • B.o.B.
  • Bruno Mars
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • New Boyz
  • Miguel

Models tryouts for Rip The Runway are done through the designers, BET and often times through an open casting call for models.

To tryout to model on Rip The Runway, look at the following requirements:

  • Models must be 18 years or older to participate in the casting.
  • Female models must be 5’8″ or taller
  • 2 categories of female models, plus size (10 to 22) and regular (2 to6)
  • Any ethnicity
  • Models must be comfortable with dancing on the runway.
  • Male models must be 6’0″ or taller

The above requirements are from a previous audition that Rip The Runway held. Models who fit the specifications then mailed in their information and pictures. Casting directors and who booked the models for the show, would then choose who to interview and put on the show.

More information on Rip The Runway 2012 auditions for models will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Great News! The Rip The Runway Model tryouts have been announced. This years fashion show will be held in March 2012 and the tryouts are going on now. To enter you will need to fill in an online form and upload your photos here.

155 thoughts on “Rip The Runway 2012 Casting Call

  1. mike jones

    I’m a runway coach and choreographer. I will make your show hot please google Mike Jones choreographer, or go to Michael Bates but I’m the best I promise.

  2. I am a ex model turned runway coach. I think a choreographer is what all these shows are missing, these models need training and I’m the one to do that please contact me you won’t be disappointed.

  3. Ashley Fernandez

    Hey, my name is Ashley Fernandez. I’m 17 but by January 9th, 2014 I’ll be 18. I’m 5’3 and weigh 129 pounds. With heels I’m about 5’8 or 5’9. I love walking in heels. I’ve experienced walking on a runway for 2 fashion shows. I’m very interested in being on Rip The Runway. Due to my height I haven’t really been able to participate in many. But I would definitely love to experience this. You have to get yourself out there to get to where you wanna be in life. And this is it.

    1. Ashley Fernandez

      I am also light skin, hispanic and my measurements are:
      Bust: 34
      waist: 28
      hips: 40

  4. Jasmine Haynesworth

    I would love to rip the runway, well, hi I’m jazz and I’m 5ft, light skin, no kids and I’m in school also this would be my first time at the show and all so a new experience and a new fashion. If you like me please contact me. Thank you so much and god bless.

  5. Shakia jackson

    Hey my name is Shakia jackson im 21. Live in Detroit Mi. I’m 5’2 and 125 pounds. I hope my height wouldn’t be a problem. I love to Walk in heels and modeling my own wear. Never did it professional. I would love to do something that I would love.

  6. Valerie miller (585) 269.0864

    Hi I have been in the modeling industry all my life I am 51 yrs. Coordinating shows is my passion I have a gift that I would like to share with you. Rip the runway has been on the air for many years. I am sorry to say its time for something new to hit the stage. I am your something new. I would like to book a private meeting/showing for your up coming 2013 casting call.

  7. Alexis Rajah

    Do you know when the next casting call for Rip The Runway will be in 2013?

  8. I’ve been wanting to be a model since I was in 3rd grade and my school was having a show. They picked me to model for them and it was like the best feeling in world. When I’m on that runway, I just feel free and forget about all my problems. It’s my lil world. I’ts the best feeling, modeling. I love it so much and I want to be a proffessional. When I’m on that runway everything goes away, its just great. I will do everything to be a model. 🙂

  9. Dannieka Cuttino

    20 years old, from New York, Reside in South Carolina. College Junior. Pursing my dream in Mass Communication. I love Media. I love Fashion. I love Modeling. Consider me as your next contestant on RIP The Runway. Thank You!

    1. Dannieka Cuttino

      ^^^Im 5’8 120lbs slim.^^^
      i want to get out of my character and model.

  10. Tiara Sanders

    My name is Tiara Sanders,I’m 17 years old from raleigh NC,recently I modeled in local areas. I’ve been a Tim Johnson’s Kidd model and I also model with Naudre International Agency. Modeling is something I Love to do and I would just love to be a part of the Rip the Runway fashion show of 2013, modeling is my heart and even though I’m 5″4 without heels I’m positive I’ll reach the requirements with heels on. I would just love the oppurtuntiy of being part of this I will give 110 percent to be part of this because I’m so passionate about fashion and modeling and will love to take part of walking down the runway. I’ve had experience with the best and would be so honored if I have the chance of being part of this great oppurtunity. Please keep me updated.
    thanks so much

    1. Tiara Sanders

      By the way I’ll be turning 18 jan.15 forgot to add that fact above ^^^^^

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  12. Fatima Bangura

    Hello. I am 21 years old and I was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I came to the United States when I was 12 years old and lived with my Aunt and Uncle. I am currently a Junior pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Science where I am Majoring in Public Health Administration, and Minor in Theatre. I love acting, dancing, and singing. I have been in several plays and one African movie. I am a fast learner and ill love to be on this show, please keep me updated.
    Thank You and God Bless.

  13. Im a model out of NC I live and dream modeling. I want to be on rip the runway. I have the heart for this

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