It’s Making a Comeback: The Original DOLLY Model Search – Are You The Next Miranda Kerr?

| 7 February , 2012 | Reply

After a 10-year hiatus, Dolly Magazine have announced the return of the Original Dolly Model Search for 2012, the search that discovered Miranda Kerr back in 1997 and this is her very first cover shoot she shot at 14 years old – the comp also discovered Jessica Hart in 2000 (cover below also) and they have both gone on and become very successful in their own rights!

DOLLY editor, Tiffany Dunk, said:  “We are continually inundated with requests from our readers to bring back the DOLLY Model Search – which discovered, among others, supermodels Miranda Kerr and Jessica Hart. I\’m very much looking forward to finding a fresh new face as well as an inspiring role model for Aussie teens.”

The DOLLY Model Search is different from other modeling competitions with the winner becoming an ongoing ambassador for DOLLY for a year and will need to have a healthy outlook on life, a well-rounded personality and the ability to represent herself in front of a crowd. The prize package also includes a modeling contract with Chadwick Models, a trip to New York to meet with Chadwick\’s US affiliates, plus a fashion and cover shoot with DOLLY.

DOLLY have enlisted the advice of The Butterfly Foundation who have prepared a body image tip sheet, which all entrants are encouraged to read and follow before entering the competition. The Butterfly Foundation will also conduct a  workshop with the six finalists to make sure they have all the tools

The DOLLY Model Search 2012 will involve a national roadshow during March at a Westfield Shopping Centre in five capital cities. For those who cannot attend the roadshow, there will also be an online entry mechanic available from March 7.

Six finalists will be chosen by an expert panel of judges – DOLLY Editor, Tiffany Dunk; Westfield Stylist, Donny Galella; Invisalign Marketing & Communications Executive, Brooke Radich and Chadwick Models Managing Director, Martin Walsh. Smallzy, host of Smallzy\’s Surgery on Nova will MC the national roadshow, and will be joined by Rachael Finch for the Sydney roadshow.

Dates and locations are as follows:

  • NSW Saturday March 6 Parramatta, Sydney
  • VIC Saturday March 17 Fountain Gate, Melbourne
  • SA Sunday March 18 Marion, Adelaide
  • WA Saturday March 24 Carousel, Perth
  • QLD Saturday March 31 Chermside, Brisbane

The six finalists will fly to Sydney to participate in a photo shoot to feature in the June issue of DOLLY with the lucky winner announced in July at a breakfast function in Sydney.

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