Do you have what it takes? Model casting call in Binghamton

By Jillian Marshall

December 11, 2013 Updated Dec 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Do you have what it takes to be America's Next Top Model? Dozens of people thought they did when they auditioned for the CW's hit show on Wednesday.

The 21st cycle of America's Next Top Model is gearing up for it's new season.

The show is holding casting calls throughout the country, including in Binghamton.

Dozens of men and women showed up and strutted their stuff down the cat walk in hopes they will get picked for the next round.

"Modeling just seems natural, I just go up there. I mean I model basically every day when I walk down the street, people are like 'oh you should be a model' so I said OK I'll take the time and do it," said Binghamton University freshman Julie Schwartz of Long Island.

Contestants filled out applications, walked the runway and then were interviewed.

"It gives us an opportunity to come out and show our talent because there's a lot of hidden talent out there and I feel like I'm one of them," said Tyshawn Jamison of Brooklyn.

Applicants had to be between the ages of 18 and 27. Women had to be 5 ft. 6 in. and men couldn't be shorter than 5 ft. 10 in.

This was the seventh year a casting call was held in Binghamton.

"Being here is a very nice advantage cause it brings people like us that don't really get a chance to get out to actually try and have a little bit of hope," said Dryden native Jackie Thornton.

About 80 people came to the auditions.

Applicants said they will hear sometime in January if they made the second cut.

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