Reality TV Auditions Bring Out Hopefuls

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 8:08 pm
By: News On 6

Aspiring reality TV stars auditioned at Cherokee Casino Sunday. We hosted an open casting call for two shows; CBS's Big Brother and CW's America's Next Top Model. The News On 6’s Chris Wright reports each reality show hopeful tried to take full advantage of their brief time in the spotlight Sunday, in hopes of making the cut.

Wannabe TV stars lined up, eager to seize their chance at fame. While most were from Green Country, the casting call also attracted people from much farther away. Rechina Green drove nearly 700 miles from Colorado.

"My mom was like, if you want it that bad, then you'll drive where you need to go," said Green. "So I was like, the closest one is in Oklahoma, so I guess that's where I'm going."

After handing in their paperwork, applicants waited patiently for their turn in front of the camera.

"Nothing to lose, this is a fun experience," said aspiring model Tristen Munroe.

Contestants have to make an impression on the judges quickly. They only have a couple of minutes in front of the cameras during their auditions.

Top Model applicants walked the catwalk, then answered a series of questions. While Big Brother applicants were given two minutes to say anything they wanted. Most said they were just glad to get the hard part over with.

"I was so nervous, I hope they couldn't tell I was shaking,” said aspiring model Lindsey Berunen. “My knees definitely were shaking."

We will be sending all of those audition tapes to the casting directors of each show.

We apparently have a lot of America's Next Top Model fans in Green Country. The vast majority of those who showed up tried out for that show.