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Downtown: America's Next Top Model?

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Is downtown officially the new 'it' place to be in LA? Forget the strip, the beach, the west side, or Los Feliz, LA Downtown News notes that models hang out in the Arts District.

The current season of America's Next Top Model, which has spent at least part of every season in Los Angeles, housed their contestants in what is fast becoming our trendy downtown. Local clothing designer, Magnus Walker (pictured), and his wife, Karen Caid, provided the home. Not only are we trying to woo the latest in science research to the area or get our booze delivered from the local bars, now we want the pretty, crazed, fainters of the UPN show to settle down there...at least for a little while.

You too can be hip this week and venture downtown. The skateboard film, "Big Trouble in Little Tokyo", premieres at the Downtown Standard this Wednesday at 7:00 PM. There will also be an art show. More details can be found at The Gray Market. RSVP may be required.