THE month of May will mark the official call for interested teenage models to apply for the much-anticipated MHCC Fiji Fashion Week.
This was confirmed by Fiji Fashion Week's communications officer Lice Rova yesterday, who said they aimed to get girls between the ages of 15 and 19 to audition.
"This is a really important time for us because we often get hundreds of applications and so we hope we can get as many girls this year from all around the country to come forward and audition," she said.
Mrs Rova said the main reason the MHCC FJFW tried to get teenage models as young as 15 years was to nurture and train them.
"We really try to get as close as we can to the international standard while still maintaining our cultural side. This is very important.
"This selection process is vital to the fashion week because this is where we get all our models from and we really hope girls come in from all around the nation because we really are looking for the best."
Mrs Rova confirmed that these auditions would be judged by the Model Selection Committee.
"This committee is made up of people who are familiar with the fashion industry, all aspects of it.
"So it has designers, media personnel and even event planners," she said.
At present, the reigning teen model is Michaela Powell, who won last year.
The audition will be on May 11 at the Civic Centre in Suva from 10am.