'Next Top Model' Audition: What A Riot!

3/15/2009 5:10 AM PDT

'Next Top Model' Audition: What A Riot!

The next potential winner of "America's Next Top Model" may have almost been crushed to death ... and not because of crippling body image issues.

Three people were arrested and four were treated by medics after a riot broke out in Manhattan yesterday during an audition for the show.

The streets erupted when a mob of almost 10,000 model wannabes overwhelmed security and were thrown into a frenzy after a man allegedly yelled that a smoking car on the street was about to blow up.

In the end, everyone went home and threw up ... you know, because they were so shaken from the incident.