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March 18, 2004

Albany- Sometimes a chance at stardom takes the right walk and the perfect profile.

So with stars in their eyes, women filled the Moon for a chance at a future on the runway. At this casting call, that chance could come through a spot on the reality show Top Model.

"I did some modeling before and I just thought it was a lot of fun and I'm a real hard worker and believed I could get to it," said Anna Weston, a 19-year-old contestant from Albany.

"If you can get into it, it's a chance of a lifetime, if you really want to be a model," said Gretchen Culberson, a 23-year-old contestant who also lives in Albany.

Plenty of women in South Georgia do. So as long as they were between the ages of 18 and 27 and at least five feet seven inches tall, they waited on their number and climbed the stairs to take the test. Their tapes will be sent to L.A., where the show's staff will take a look.

"And hopefully select someone from this area to be called to Atlanta in April for the next step of the casting and eventually make it to the show," said Rick Jones, general manager for the local UPN station.

It wasn't just South Georgia girls who felt the calling to be at this casting. Some traveled many miles.

"I have the most determination to be on this show, to get to the top and I heard about it yesterday and I drove six hours just to get here," said Dinora Torres, a contestant who drove from Orlando.

UPN did pick one woman who is guaranteed an interview when the show comes to Atlanta. She was Erin McIntosh of Albany.

Almost 100 women came through the casting call. But they wouldn't have come if they didn't feel like the show was a good way to get a start.

"It really does show how much hard work it really does take to be a model, and it's not just fun and games," Culberson said. "It's a lot of work and determination."

So maybe for at least one of them, this quick trip to the Moon will turn out to be a moment that helped them soar to stardom.

posted at 10:10 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com

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