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Once the 90210 premiere high had worn off, you might have felt it was safe to tune back in to the CW to catch the premiere of America's Next Top Model, now in its 11th cycle. Although the show had migrated back to its roots briefly last year by filming in New York, the cat fights and catwalks are back in Los Angeles, as 14 model wannabees try to out-fierce each other on their way to the top of the heap where LA native Tyra Banks will deem them the best of the bunch.

Getting in on the action isn't limited to merely watching the show--if you're young, female, tall, thin, and photogenic, mind you--since next weekend the show will be holding an open casting here in Los Angeles for the next cycle. (ANTM's folks are delighted to remind us that "winners of both Cycle 3, Eva Pigford, and winner of Cycle 9, Saleisha Cooper [pictured second from the left, top], were both from Los Angeles - proving there's a great chance for someone great from the area to capture the title again!")

Do you wanna be on top? Are you a poser? (Couldn't resist!) Are you 18-27, at least 5'7", a US Citizen with a valid passport, in good mental and physical health, and not running for public office? Can you get your fierce ass to the Citadel on Saturday, September 13th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.? (And if you do, will you email LAist and tell us all about it? Pretty please?) For more info, the full eligibility requirements, and the application, go to the CW's website. America's Next Top Model airs Wednesday @8 on the CW, and this back-in-La La Land cycle is already topping the drama charts (a pre-op transgender model who is fffffffierce!).