ASOTY SISTERHOOD

Join our journey towards a truly inclusive, truly diverse, truly meaningful, truly purposeful, truly sustainable and truly responsible world of modelling and fashion

BELLA FERNANDES

Supermodel of the Year 2022

My ASOTY experience was filled with love, support, happiness and self-growth challenges. Being a part of ASOTY felt like having a second family thanks to the constant support from Kal, Carla and the other girls within the sisterhood. My whole experience was extremely professional, especially the initial stages of applying and the conduction of interviews. From the very beginning I felt ASOTY to be more than just a pageant or a modelling competition. Each mentoring session, every Sunday, I learnt new techniques and tips from international models, advocates, mental health professionals and life coaches. Even though ASOTY was conducted online during 2021 due to Covid-19, I still felt the strength of sisterhood reiterated through the passionate Director, Kal, which inspired me to promote the message of acceptance, diversity, gratitude, kindness, love and support. ASOTY further encouraged me to utilise my platform as a model to advocate and support those who don’t have as strong of a voice, such as the homeless. ASOTY has given me the ability to push myself out of my comfort zone, from public speaking via social media content creation, to self-reflection, resulting in much needed personal self-growth. Conclusively, ASOTY was a unique, valuable and special experience in every aspect, which I will no doubt cherish forever.” 

Category Winners 2022

ARUNDHATI BANERJEE

COMMERCIAL WINNER 2022
ADELAIDE

BAILEY WILSON

SOCIAL WINNER 2022
CAIRNS

CHELSEA OLIVER

EDITORIAL WINNER 2022
SYDNEY

LAUREN O'BRIEN

RUNWAY WINNER 2022
BRISBANE

NEWS

The 2023 Grand Finale will consist of a total of 5 rounds.

  • A denim collection designed by our Vision Director & Fashion Director, Kalim Kalim
  • A Resortwear Collection
  • An Activewear collection

We are also proud to announce that we are looking at adding two more rounds during the 2023 Grand Finale.

In 2023, ASOTY will become the first and only beauty pageant to ever feature Sustainable Fashion rounds during the Grand Finals. All the finalists will be required to bring two outfits for the Sustainability rounds.

  1. An outfit recycled, repurposed or re-used. This could be from your existing wardrobe, something passed on from your Mother or Grandmother, or from a thrift shop, etc. 
  2. An outfit from a local designer or start-up in your city/ town. This is part of our Supporting Local Businesses initiative. 

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Laina Eady

Diamond of the Year 2020 & 2021

“Thank you just doesn’t seem enough❤️❤️ One of the most incredible experiences of my life!! Thank you to everyone involved in making this dream come true and to all of those who supported me on the way and to those who made the experience so memorable.”
 – Laina Eady, Australian Supermodel of the Year 2020/21

INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR 2022

Bailey Wilson becomes the first winner of the Influencer of the Year title. Bailey won the Social / Influencer Category of the Australian Supermodel of the Year Competition 2022

Category Winners 2020

HAZEL MARITA

CURVE WINNER 2020
MELBOURNE

PORTIA TALIB

EDITORIAL WINNER 2020
PERTH

ORLA SAPHRON

RUNWAY WINNER 2020
PERTH

MIA POLLOCK

TEEN WINNER 2020
MELBOURNE

Testimonials

Grand Finale Night ​

The Grand Finale Night marks the culmination of months of preparation, meetings, workshops, learnings, mentoring and interactions between the finalists, the crew, judges, mentors, partners, creatives and many others who make this extensive program possible. It is also the night when the Diamond of the Year is announced along with the other Category Winners. The awards ceremony is designed around an International Fashion Show which provides the finalists a platform to showcase their runway skills. The Grand Finale Night is definitely an opportunity of a lifetime that none of you would want to miss.

COMMUNICATION

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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SELF-LOVE

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BODY POSITIVITY

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OPPORTUNITIES

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SISTERHOOD

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HAIR & MAKEUP

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STYLING

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COLLABORATIONS

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RESILIENCE

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RUNWAY SKILLS

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SUPPORTING LOCAL

COMING SOON

SUSTAINABILITY

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TIME MANAGEMENT

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FINANCIAL DISCIPLINE

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MINDFULNESS

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MENTAL HEALTH

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Understanding Categories

We have divided the categories on the basis of how the fashion, advertising and modelling industry looks at hiring talent. This categorisation is to help you understand and pick a niche based on your interests and strengths, and to help you get noticed and established easily. There are 4 main categories. And 5 sub-categories. It is important that you chose one main category to compete. Some of you may also chose a sub-category that better represents you and helps you connect and network with like-minded people.

Please go through the FAQs if you have any doubts about how to register. Or you can get in touch with the A-Team through a DM on our Instagram for any clarifications on selection of a suitable category for you. After your application is submitted, we will review your application, and you will be able to move to a different category if required. So it is okay if you are unsure of a category at this stage. 

Mainstream Categories

Truly Fashion

Females Only
Age Group 14-24
Height Requirements 168+ cms

Females Only
Age Group 14-30
No Minimum Height Requirements

Females Only
Age Group 14-24
No Minimum Height Requirements

Females Only
Age Group 14-30
No Minimum Height Requirements

TEENS

Teens can apply under any of the mainstream categories. Some of the rules, terms and conditions will vary for teens. If you are born between the 3rd of July 2004 and 3rd of july 2008, you will be classified as a Teen. Remember that the minimum age for entry is 14. You will need to be born before 3rd of July 2008 to enter the 2023 Program.

Sub-Categories

Truly Inclusive

Asoty is committed to True Inclusiveness. We believe in inclusiveness that represents people of all colours, people of all sizes, people of all faiths & people with different or even conflicting views. Our aim is to create a community that understands, respects and enables a free and fair opportunity for everyone.

CURVE

If you find it difficult to fit into most of the designer stuff or ready-to-wear brands, you are not alone.

INDIGENOUS

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting.

MODEST

Everyone has their own perspective of what Modest fashion means.

PETITE

A petite model generally measures between 158cms and 168 cms.

STREET

If you are a rebel creating your own rules, love tattoos, sneakers, skate boards, dancing and loud music, join the tribe.

FITNESS

Please select a mainstream category first. The Sub-Categories are not competitive but make it easier for models to identify and connect with a like-minded group. Please read the FAQs or get in touch with us if you have any more questions. 

We encourage everyone to pick a main category, and then chose a sub-category, if required. True Inclusiveness means that everyone should be able to work and compete in the same space. This is the only way to bring everyone together. 

Truly Diverse

Good question!
Yes, we are opening to  other nationalities soon and the competition will still be called the Australian Supermodel Of The Year. Think of the Australian Open.

The pandemic did put a stop and various restrictions/ requirements on travel and we are aware that this may not seem to be the best time for including other countries. This initiative is a part of our foundational belief and we are keen to take our journey into True Diversity forward.

Since most or all of the activities, except for the photoshoots and the Finale Runway, can be completed online, these times may after all be the most appropriate time to launch ASOTY in other countries. For details, please DM us or get in touch with the A-Team through an email. 

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The ASOTY Experience

ASOTY MAKE NEW FRIENDS

MAKE NEW FRIENDS

Meet like-minded people from other parts of the country and overseas. The program helps you understand people from different backgrounds, respect their point of view

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ASOTY TRAVEL TO NEW PLACES

TRAVEL TO NEW PLACES

The Grand Finals are hosted in the beautiful island of Bali. And offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the finalists to experience the culture of the

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ASOTY CONTINUED SUPPORT

CONTINUED SUPPORT

We are working on offering continued support to entrants and finalists through online courses and workshops. These extended programs will roll out later this year

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ASOTY INFLUENCERS

EARN AS YOU LEARN

All winners will receive work contracts worth a certain value that they can receive upon successful completion of these projects. We also offer opportunities to

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BTBTS

Diving deeper than just going behind the scenes. 

Behind The BTS ( Behind the “Behind The Scenes” ) is a platform for models, brands, experts and industry professionals to share stories and insights about the real world of advertising, modelling, social media and fashion in order to bring more transparency, responsibility and accountability. Follow our social media pages for all new episodes.

If you would like to come onboard as a Coach,  Mentor or Speaker, please get in touch with us. 

BANDANA TEWARI

Fashion Journalist & Sustainability Activist

ESMA VOLODER

Former Miss World Australia

NAOMI SEQUIRA

Australian Actress, Singer & Songwriter

NELLY SKOUFATOGLOU

Fashion Stylist

POLANSKA

Photographer

SARIKA YOUNG

Runway Coach

SHAE LEE RAVEN

Director & Storyteller

TAYLAH CANNON

Former Miss World Australia

How does it work?

Step 1
Application

STAGE ONE: APPLICANT LEVEL

You will need to upload your basic information, your recent photos ( minimum of 2 ) plus your current measurements including your height, bust, waist, hips (in centimetres), your dress size, shoe size ( Euro Sizes ), etc. ...You will also need to reply some questions regarding your personality, passion and your goals in life. Please take your time with your application as this information along with your social media pages will be used to decide on the approval of your application, and your progress to the Candidate Level. You can apply in more than 1 category to increase your chances of getting selected for auditions. Remember that the maximum number of categories you can enter is only three. You will need to register for each category separately if you wish to do so. ( The basic information and photos provided at this stage will be used for your online profile on our website if you succeed to progress through to the Entrant level).Please read the Terms & Conditions carefully before making the payment of AU$100 and completing the registration process.

APPLICATION ASOTY 2020
APPROVAL OF APPLICATION

Step 2
Approval of Application

STAGE TWO: CANDIDATE LEVEL

The approval of your application depends on various factors including the information you have provided in your application about yourself, your goals in life, people who inspire you, things you would like to change in the world, the relevance of the category that you have applied in, etc....We also go through your social media pages to see what accounts you follow and what content you are posting. Points are given for everything and these will be added up at every stage as you progress through the competition. Once an application has been approved/ accepted through the registration stage, the selected candidates will be asked to make videos, and answer a few questions that we will send to them. We will then select and invite shortlisted Candidates to attend an audition through a Zoom video call. Auditions for ASOTY 2022 will be held online. So please make yourself familiar with Zoom interviews once you receive the Zoom Audition Invite. Our crew will take you through a briefing session before the one-on-one interviews. Before attending your audition you will also receive a detailed document to help you prepare yourself for the audition. Applications that don’t make it past the approval process will still receive access to select online training modules and a $50 online gift voucher from one of our partners or sponsors.

Step 3
Auditions

STAGE THREE: ENTRANT LEVEL

All approved applicants ( Candidates ) will receive an invitation to attend online auditions along with the Zoom link after they have submitted their Audition videos. These videos may include your runway walking, answers to some of our questions and a video on why you want to join the ASOTY Program. ...Auditions are an opportunity for our team to get to know you better, understand your goals, your hobbies, your style & what you want to achieve through the ASOTY program. ( In case of on-ground auditions, though unlikely, the candidates may also take part in a quick photoshoot & showcase their runway abilities ). Successful candidates will gain entry into the Online Learning & Mentoring Program 2022 as Entrants. At this stage, Entrants will have to start finding individual sponsors who can support and help them in their ASOTY journey. Candidates that don’t make it past the audition process will still receive access to select ( Minimum of 4 ) online training modules.

AUDITIONS
MENTORING SESSIONS

Step 4
Mentoring

STAGE FOUR: FINALIST LEVEL

All entrants will be guided and mentored by the ASOTY Team for about 16 weeks through various online sessions covering most of the topics required to get better in the modelling, fashion, creative and influencer industries. ...Some of the mentors may also be available for one-on-one sessions on request. The entrants will be provided various opportunities to collaborate with and promote brands during this stage, and also be given various challenges ( mostly social content related like a dance or a dare or an Insta Takeover ) in order to score towards getting into the finals.

Step 5
Learning Sessions

STAGE FOUR: FINALIST LEVEL

The Entrants will attend online learning sessions over the next 4 months. Industry professionals and experts will be joining us during these sessions which are aimed at bringing the best first-hand experiences and expertise that can help you understand the modelling, fashion and influencer industries better. ...And help you plan your career and next steps with confidence. The entrants will be able to interact with successful models, model scouts, modelling agencies, photographers, make-up artists, hair stylists, fashion stylists, life coaches, communication experts, social media gurus, self-love authors, designers and brand representatives. There will be a maximum of 12 learning sessions before we announce the list of Finalists who will go into the next stage of the competition and take part in the Grand Finals. All entrants would have benefitted immensely by this time through some extremely valuable interactions, teachings and experiences. It will be time for us to say Good Bye to the ones who couldn’t make it to the finals. Some of them will still get the opportunity to win a year long membership to select online sessions, possible collaborations with partner brands, mentoring and support. Select Entrants will receive their formal modelling contracts at this stage.

LEARNING MODULES
SELECTION FOR GRAND FINALS

Step 6
Selection for Grand Finals

STAGE FIVE: DIAMOND LEVEL

The list of finalists is traditionally announced online through Insta Live. The Finalists usually get to travel to Bali for the Grand finals and experience the soul and heart of the beautiful Balinese hospitality that we have so much cherished over the last decade. ...The selections for the finals are extremely competitive. Points are calculated right from the time you submit your application, interact with us during the auditions, attend the learning and mentoring sessions, etc. Points are also given for the way you communicate through your social media pages, and with other entrants. A lot of focus will be on understanding the future of modelling, inclusiveness, diversity and our responsibilities towards the communities we live in and the planet we call Earth. Sustainability is at the core of our vision and we would love to help you initiate the beautiful journey towards making this planet safer for us and future generations.

Step 7
Grand Finals

STAGE FIVE: DIAMOND LEVEL

The chosen finalists will be informed and formally invited to the Grand Finals. If chosen, you will join other selected finalists to take part in the Grand Final Event in Bali, Indonesia. During your time on the famous island, you may again interact & learn from experts in the business of fashion & modelling, ...shoot with our partner brands & photographers, participate in workshops, experience some once-in-a-lifetime kind of activities, visit some of the island’s iconic tourist destinations, experience the culture & above all, create memories & friendships that will last a lifetime. The finalists will also possibly compete in an International Fashion Show. Keeping the pandemic situation in mind, we will be taking a call on holding the Grand Finals in Bali depending on the directives from respective governments, officials and partners. We would love to continue holding the Grand Finals in Bali if conditions allow, however, the Grand Finals may be held virtually or cancelled to ensure safety and well-being of everyone. Please keep following our Instagram and Facebook pages for regular updates. We will also keep all applicants and entrants informed of all decisions taken by the ASOTY Team with regard to the Grand Finals in Bali.

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