Almost 100 beautiful, poised and confident women of all ages registered for their chance to become a star at the indulge Bay Model competition in association with Repertoire.
The women visited the Bay of Plenty Times office on Saturday and Sunday to have their photos taken and meet with the judges.
Fifteen will be chosen to take part in the Indulge Bay Model 2013 Fashion Show on September 27 at the ASB Baypark Stadium Lounge.
Beauty therapist Hazel Newland, 21, was among the hopefuls.
"I've done a little bit of modelling in the past, but it's been hard to get in to Auckland with the height and weight restrictions so when this came up I thought I'd give it a shot as it would be a really good opportunity."
Judge Lee Kleiman, a director of Repertoire, said it would be a difficult job to choose the 15 finalists.
"There's been some really beautiful women with lots of lovely stories, it's really hard to judge something like this because every woman has their own unique beauty but we can only choose 15."
Tickets to the Fashion Show can be purchased from www.repertoire.co.nz or at Repertoire's Tauranga or Mt Maunganui stores.