Tyra Expected to Pay Up For Model Madness

- By Bossip Staff Categories: ANTM, News

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5-Head and company are steady doing some damage control after this weekends ANTM audition fiasco:

An embattled Tyra Banks broke her silence Monday, vowing to give every girl affected by Saturday’s catwalk calamity another crack at a tryout. “We are doing everything we can to make sure that ALL the girls who weren’t seen get an opportunity to audition,” she said. “We’ll update you on our plans very soon,” the “America’s Next Top Model” host added. “It is so important to me to redefine beauty, and make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to pursue their dream.”

Banks’ attempt at redemption came two days after a casting call for women under 5-foot-7 – models are usually taller – was cut short by a panic-induced riot, which sent six girls to the hospital. One of them was Amanda Almeida, who gathered with thousands of other girls along W. 55th St. for the tryout. When the ruckus started, Almeida was pushed onto a police barricade, which fell over, and four girls fell on top of her.

“I’m really hurting,” the 18-year-old said.”My whole leg and back and hip are all bruised and cut. It makes me feel a little better that I’ll have another chance, but honestly I’m scared to go back,” the traumatized Plainfield, N.J., teen told the Daily News. Police rushed over to the bloodied beauty and her mother after she fell and called an ambulance for help. Almeida spent several hours at Roosevelt Hospital getting X-rayed and examined.

“I thought my daughter was going to get killed,” said Amanda’s spooked mother, Karen Almeida, who’s now stuck with a pile of hospital bills. “I want Tyra and the show to help with the bills,” she said. “It was terrible and they should have been better prepared.” Another hopeful, Dehea Abraham, flew to New York from Georgia for the audition.

“I spent $240 on the flight and $184 per night for the hotel, and it only took a matter of seconds for my dream to slip away from me,” she said through tears. “It’s nice for girls in New York to get another chance, but for the people who already spent the money to fly there, it’s not like I can afford to do it again,” she said.

Banks kept yesterday’s statement upbeat – and didn’t apologize for what cops and Mayor Bloomberg said was an event that demanded more security. “I encourage each girl to come out ready to rock the runway and show off their fiercest pose. I’m rooting for all of you!” the supermodel turned mogul declared.

These skinny heffah’s and their stage moms sound like they are sharpening their claws for a nice little lawsuit. Tyra best get out them settlement checks post haste. Trife.



  • Lady Architect

    It was crazy what happened that day, but you really can’t blame that on Tyra…The city should’ve had more cops and truthfully they went at their own discretion. On top of that who takes a flight to nyc from plainfield nj? That has me a bit puzzled.

  • obamarama09

    y would those ppl fake a bomb attack that’s just wrong u dont do stuff lik that anyways im glad that they caught the ppl that did it!!!!!!!

  • Glok9n: The real glok !!!


  • ~*~IslandNik~*~

    I agree with you Lady Architech

  • Mocha

    goodmorning all! What would u like for breakfest?

  • pm

    Trya ann’t payin shit..she keep a team of jewish lawyers at the ready.

  • jb_1030 (Dreams she is Amber Rose so she can wear those shoes)

    Who cares, half them girls know they were too ugly to be there.

  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    Not to be mean, but a large percentage of those girls could have stayed home and saved themselves the trouble…nuff said.

  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    LOL @jb…just saw your comment and I concur.:-)

  • Ermy Erm is Disillusioned with Society

    The city should’ve had more cops and truthfully they went at their own discretion
    I agree

    i dont see how ppl are blamin Tyra for any of this. Thats crazy.

  • c from stl

    Yeah these chicks will definitely be looking for a payout, so she better pay them or get ready for a lawsuit…because it’s definitely coming…

  • Luv-Lee

    I heard someone say that girls were peeing on themselves on line because no one wanted to get off since police wouldnt let them get back to their spot.

  • c from stl


    I heard someone say that girls were peeing on themselves on line because no one wanted to get off since police wouldnt let them get back to their spot.


    ok, is it really that serious? Good grief, Tyra is making too much money off these desperate chicks. To the women: nothing is worth losing your dignity over…

  • Whatever

    The whole situation was unsafe. Both Tyra & NYC should be responsible for some type of order…this reality show stuff is crazy.

  • PYT

    The person(s) who yelled “fire” and “bomb” should be charged with in sighting a riot!

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