Top Model's 12th Cycle began on March 9. On Saturday, thousands of hopeful models lined up outside the Park Central Hotel in New York City to audition for the 13th Cycle. You can also call it the Shorty Edition: to qualify, models have to be 5'7 and under. That's about the average female height, so the audition drew more than the normal amount of contestants.
Some girls slept outside the building in sleeping bags the night before. By morning, there were an estimated ten thousand women waiting.