Desperate times: A bedlam of beauties at 'America's Next Top Model' auditions

On Saturday in New York City, girls starving to be plucked from their lives of obscurity caused a riot at Midtown's Park Central hotel, where preliminary auditions for the CW's America's Next Top Model were being held. I was at the scene as 55th Street flooded with cops barking orders into megaphones, triple-parked ambulances, and barricades.