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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

KRISTINA SHEVCHENKO

Supermodel of the Year 2023

My name is Kristina, a 21-year-old psychology student from Russia, and modeling has played a significant role in shaping my life. Through modeling, I have learned to express myself, developed my social skills, and encountered countless fascinating individuals.

My primary goal is to use my modelling platform to promote women’s mental health. I firmly believe that mental health is crucial, and I want to inspire every girl to lead a happy and fulfilling life. I hope to motivate people to perform acts of kindness and greet each day with a smile.

I also hope to use my platform to inspire and uplift other women in the industry, as well as those outside of it. I am a strong believer in the power of sisterhood and supporting other women. I believe that when women support each other, we can achieve great things and create positive change in the world. I am dedicated to promoting this message and fostering a community of sisterhood and empowerment.

Participating in the Australian Supermodel of the Year program has been an incredible opportunity, and being named the Australian Supermodel of the Year 2023 is a true honor and responsibility that I am humbled to accept. I am determined to use this achievement to spread positivity, empower others, and make a meaningful impact in the world. As I embark on this journey, I hope to shine my light and illuminate the way for others.

 

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KIDIST BEGASHAW

Diamond of the Year 2023

My experience with ASOTY was incredibly empowering, exhilarating and educational.

It stands out as one of the most impactful programs I’ve ever participated in. I had the privilege of joining a remarkable group of girls who taught me a lot. The mentors who guided us were instrumental in helping us become the best versions of ourselves and I couldn’t have asked for a better team.

Right from the start, I realized that ASOTY was more than just a modeling competition. Even during the initial interview stages, it was evident that the program had deep values & integrity. While modelling and training were integral parts, there were additional components focused specifically on personal growth, mental health, self-care workshops and much more.

The emphasis on purpose and advocacy was consistently emphasized throughout the program. It became clear to us that we needed to have a purpose, a cause to advocate for. This awareness became immensely important because it provided a powerful platform to express our advocacy extending beyond our modelling & other chosen careers.

I felt a deep sense of belonging and sisterhood with everyone involved. I was truly able to be my authentic self and gained the confidence to express myself openly. ASOTY helped me realize my unrecognised potential showing me that I was capable of more than I ever thought. Through public speaking on social media and self-reflection, the program transformed me into a more confident individual, both personally and professionally

Witnessing the growth of all the girls, from the initial online sessions to our final night in Bali, was a beautiful experience.

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BELLA FERNANDES

Super Model 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.

I have had the pleasure of applying advice from people such as Olivia Arezzolo, the Australian No.1 Sleep Expert, into my personal life as a student during stressful HSC exams. As well as professional modelling guidance from people such as Former Miss World, Esma Voloder.

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 Kalim, 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.

Kal and Carla were extraordinary during the program and I really do hope I will be able to continue working and growing alongside them, as well as the new girls every year!

Conclusively, ASOTY was a unique, valuable and special experience in every aspect, which I will no doubt cherish forever. If you want to push yourself to the next level both professionally and personally, whilst making incredible, lifelong friendships, unforgettable memories and learning along the way, then ASOTY is for you!”

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Category Winners 2023

MACKENZIE MCCAULEY

COMMERCIAL WINNER 2023
QUEENSLAND

GIGI HUBBER

SOCIAL WINNER 2023
NEW SOUTH WALES

KEELEY FOSTER

EDITORIAL WINNER 2023
QUEENSLAND

ANASTASIA KUZNETSOVA

RUNWAY WINNER 2023
BRATSK

NEWS

IMPORTANT UPDATE

The Australian Supermodel of the Year Program has been modified for the year 2024. And it is important that you read through all these steps before applying.

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

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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 2023

Gigi Hubber won the Australian Supermodel of the Year- Social Category & the Influencer of the Year 2023 title in Bali.

INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR 2022

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

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.

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

The Runway category focuses on the art of modelling on the catwalk. Participants in this category excel in showcasing clothing, accessories and designers’ collections through their confident and graceful runway presence. They have the ability to captivate audiences, convey the essence of fashion and bring garments to life with their poise, posture and ability to walk with precision.

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Females Only
Age Group 14-30
No Minimum Height Requirements

The Commercial category is geared towards models who excel in representing products, brands and services through various forms of advertising including TV commercials, online campaigns and promotional materials. Models in this category have broad appeal possessing relatable and approachable qualities that resonate with a wide audience. They can effectively convey the features and benefits of a product or service, engage viewers and leave a lasting impression that drives consumer interest.

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Females Only
Age Group 14-24
No Minimum Height Requirements

The Editorial category traditionally emphasises modelling for print media such as magazines, advertisements and fashion editorials. Models in this category possess versatility as they can portray different characters, styles and moods to effectively communicate the message and vision of the fashion brand or publication. They have the ability to convey emotions, showcase fashion trends and tell a story through their poses, expressions and overall presence in front of the camera.

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Females Only
Age Group 14-30
No Minimum Height Requirements

The Social category focuses on models who have a strong presence and influence on social media platforms. Models in this category leverage their online following and engagement to collaborate with brands, create compelling content and connect with their audience. They have the ability to curate a distinct personal brand, create engaging and authentic content and effectively utilise social media platforms to promote products, share experiences and inspire their followers.
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Through these categories, ASOTY ensures that participants have the opportunity to explore and specialise in different aspects of the modelling industry. It acknowledges the unique skills required in each category and provides a comprehensive platform for aspiring models to showcase their talent, pursue their interests and excel in their chosen modelling path.

Applicants should carefully consider their strengths, interests and aspirations within the modelling industry to determine which category aligns best with their skills and goals. They can choose to apply in one or multiple categories with a maximum of three categories allowed for each applicant.

Sub-Categories

Truly Inclusive

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 1st of January 2005 and 31st of December 2008, you will be classified as a Teen. Remember that the minimum age for entry is 14. You will need to be born before 1st of January 2009 to enter the 2024 Program.

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.

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CURVE

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MODEST

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PETITE

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STREET

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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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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. 

Lara waycot

LARA WAYCOT

Therapist & Coach
Kirat randhawa

KIRAT RANDHAWA

Meditation Instructor
Oilivia arrezzolo

OILIVIA ARREZZOLO

Leading Sleep Expert
Julia lazareva

JULIA LAZAREVA

Fashion Photographer 
Carla conlin

CARLA CONLIN

Social Media Expert

How Does It Work?

The Australian Supermodel of the Year Program has been modified for the year 2024. And it is important that you read through all these steps before applying.
STAGE 1

Stage One of the Australian Supermodel of the Year program involves three essential steps. In the first step, participants complete the application process where they provide their basic information, recent photos, measurements and answer questions about their personality, passion and goals. This comprehensive application is then carefully reviewed also taking into account the candidate’s social media to determine their alignment for the program. The provided information undergoes a verification process to ensure its accuracy and authenticity. Once the verification is complete and the applicant is deemed suitable, it receives approval indicating that the candidate meets the initial criteria and can proceed further in the program.

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Stage Two of the Australian Supermodel of the Year program comprises three significant steps. Firstly, candidates who have been approved in Stage One are invited for the auditions to tell us more about themselves and express their views through Q&A videos. This allows the program’s team to gain deeper insights into the candidates, understanding their goals, style and aspirations. The candidates who successfully pass the Q&A video stage are then invited to participate in live Zoom Auditions with the program’s team. These calls enable direct interaction helping the team to assess candidates’ understanding of the program, communication skills, and overall potential based on our requirements. After the auditions, the program’s team carefully evaluates all the candidates and selects the finalists. The announcement of the chosen finalists marks the first significant milestone in their journey towards becoming the Australian Supermodel of the Year.

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Stage Three of the Australian Supermodel of the Year program encompasses six important steps. The finalists undergo an orientation process where they receive detailed information about the program’s expectations, rules and guidelines. This stage prepares them for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter throughout the program. The finalists participate in online classes conducted by industry professionals & experts covering various aspects of responsible modelling, creativity, content, self-love and the world of fashion. These classes enhance their skills and understanding of the industry. The finalists also engage in creative challenges that test their abilities and encourage them to push their boundaries. They collaborate with brands and industry professionals gaining practical experience, building their portfolio and expanding their network. Upon successful completion of the online program, the finalists receive a Certificate of Completion recognising their dedication, growth and accomplishments during their participation in the Australian Supermodel of the Year program.

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ASOTY SELF-LOVE & SISTERHOOD RETREAT

This is the most awaited part of the Australian Supermodel of the Year program. A handful of selected finalists after the third stage are offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a Convergence Retreat in Bali, Indonesia. This exclusive retreat allows this exclusive group of finalists to immerse themselves in the beauty of Bali while engaging in workshops, photoshoots and cultural activities. It serves as a platform for them to create lasting memories and form strong friendships with fellow finalists.

Before embarking on the Bali retreat, the finalists undergo comprehensive preparation to ensure they are fully prepared for the upcoming stages of the competition and ready to shine on the international stage.

Throughout the competition, a voting system will be incorporated this season allowing the public and industry professionals to participate and vote for their favourite finalists. This will add an element of excitement and public involvement to the program increasing the anticipation and support for the finalists.

One of the highlight events of the program is the Runway Night where the finalists have the opportunity to showcase their modelling skills on the runway. This highly anticipated event allows them to demonstrate their talent, confidence and charisma in front of a live audience and industry experts.

The journey culminates in the Asoty Awards Night, a prestigious event where the winners of the Australian Supermodel of the Year are announced and celebrated. This grand occasion recognises and acknowledges the achievements of the finalists marking the end of a transformative journey in their life.

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Kristina Shevchenko from Moscow won the Australian Supermodel of the Year 2023 title in Bali, Indonesia, earlier this year. 

Bella Fernandes won the Australian Supermodel of the Year 2022 title. She was also declared the Diamond of the Year 2022.

Kidist Begashaw from Perth, Australia, is the ASOTY Diamond of the Year 2023. 

Gigi Hubber is the winner of the ASOTY Influencer of the Year 2023 title. 

Bailey Wilson was the winner of the ASOTY Influencer of the Year 2023 title. 

The Applications are not yet open. You can Register Your Interest to apply for ASOTY 2024. Our team will get in touch with you as soon the Applications are open

Please DM us on our official Instagram page @australiansupermodeloftheyear or email us on hi@supermodeloftheyear.com for any assistance. 

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