Twenty-one women? That is it? That is all that showed up to the CW’s America’s Next Top Model casting call at Mall del Norte on Saturday, February 12? I was surprised considering that several were from out of town and as far as Mission, Texas. This was the casting call for all of this area and 21 was all that tried out. Weird, maybe if Tyra Banks herself would have come, there would have been a bigger turnout.
Not that I am a fan of the show but I was hoping more Laredo women would give themselves a chance. Well, if Top Model didn’t interest them, maybe trying out for a cover on an adult romance novel is more to someone’s liking. Author Bonnie Mata, who has been featured here before, is checking out area men and women to be on the cover of her sophomore novel, Storm Love.
I’ll save you the trip to go pick up the application if you are interested. Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you the details.
By the way, the publisher is allowing for this variance because usually they do the cover artwork. Bonnie Mata wanted to see the community reflected in her book since she writes about South Texas and ranchers and Latinos of this area. She arranged for Andy Segovia to do the photoshoot and artwork of two men and one woman – the love triangle in the book. It is an adult novel, though, but a very romantic one. I’ll be letting you know more about this little venture in the coming days!