The runway in the backyard of 51 West 83rd Street, used in America’s Next Top Model.
Neighbors were shocked when a catwalk showed up in the backyard of a townhouse on West 83rd Street last year. And a model has now acknowledged the story we first broke: that TV show America’s Next Top Model was filming on the otherwise quiet block near Central Park — and sometimes keeping the neighbors up.
“We were rowdy,” said Paige Mobley, a model from America’s Next Top Model. “We were partying, we were walking. It was so much fun.”
When it was being filmed, staffers on the set wouldn’t talk to us about what was going on, and the production manager never got back to us. But Mobley talked more openly last week with Ralphie Aversa, a radio host and entertainment reporter (also an Upper West Sider) about those wild nights.
Hey @westsiderag, I guess those @ANTMVH1 folks were pretty rowdy after-all. Thanks @PaigeMobley! #WWOBackstage #GRAMMYs🌭 pic.twitter.com/Q6qrKb07lj
— Ralphie Aversa (@ralphieaversa) February 11, 2017
fascinating, hard-hitting, and important reporting.
This is the first thing we’ve ever agreed on!
Laura, Is that your actual picture? If so, I think you are beautiful. Do you do your own makeup? Happy Valentine’s Day
why is this news
It’s New York, there’s noise. Moving on now.
What’s not news about a brownstone full of young hot models?
This is more of a eastside anomaly so its a big deal on the Westside.
Well I found this interesting, as a fan of the show. Thanks!
Thanks Westside Rag! This will probably go down as my favorite comments section ever lol.
That wasn’t the place with the acute and recurrent bedbug infestations, was it?
Because the topic has a significant impact on world economies and peace throughout the known world, I am surprised it was not picked up by The New York Times, CNN Breaking News, Reuters, etc.
Yes, but what about the “unknown” world? Doesn’t this important story apply to all worlds? Why would you not think the unknown world would want to know?
That’s one damn tiny catwalk.
There goes the neighborhood