Stand in front of the camera. Turn left, stare at the red "X'" on the wall, turn right. Walk to the back of the room and walk toward the camera, down the catwalk made from yellow tape and do it perfectly.

That's the routine that several people went through Friday afternoon in a backroom of Borsheims jewelry store in Omaha as each auditioned for a chance to be on Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model."

Ahead of its 20th season, the show has altered its eligibility requirements to include men. It's a first for the show and is sure to make the audition process that much more cutthroat.

Omaha was one of several audition locations. Two audition rooms were set up for people to go to. Each room was set up with a seating area, lights and a camera.

Each contestant held a yellow envelope with his or her name, contact number and the word "Omaha" to identify the audition location. Each persom had three minutes to explain why he or she wanted to be on the show, as well as answer questions from producers.

People came to audition from Washington, D.C., Kansas and Chicago.

New to Season 20, viewers will be able to vote to either save or eliminate a contestant through social media. The final details on how that will work have not been released.

The show will air this summer, but a premiere date has not been released either.

World-Herald online editor Josh Frigerio caught up with three people who auditioned and asked them about their experiences.

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