Tugun model Brittaney Johnston on TV with Naomi Campbell
TUGUN beauty Brittaney Johnston is in the running for Foxtel's new model search The Face Australia.
The show is the latest international version of supermodel Naomi Campbell's series, which sees her and Aussie supermodels Nicole Trunfio and Cheyenne Tozzi coach three groups of aspiring models.
Campbell, known for her short temper, is an executive producer of the show as well as a model mentor.
Unlike other model talent shows, The Face offers real rewards for challenge winners including magazine spreads, contracts and cash payment.
At the end of the eight-part series the winning girl will become the face of Fresh Effects by Olay, earning a contract as the brand ambassador to launch the product to the Australian market and front a national advertising campaign.
The competition will be fierce, with all of the semi-finalists having previous modelling experience.
Johnston started modelling when she was 14 after being spotted by a photographer in a Brisbane shopping centre.
She is currently with Vivien's Models and has even posed for Harper's Bazaar magazine.
"I have travelled overseas a couple of times. I've been to Japan when I was 15 and I was with the Cosmopolitan agency over there for two months," she said.
"Then I went to Milan when I was 18 for a year back and forth. I did Fashion Week over there, so that was awesome. I really want to further my career even more, so why not learn from supermodels who have already made it and can teach us heaps more things?"
The first episode will see the Top 24 strutting their stuff on the catwalk for Campbell, Trunfio and Tozzi as well as posing for a photo with no make-up.
Only 12 girls will be selected to continue on the show.
"The audition process is so intense," Johnston said.
"I think meeting Naomi Campbell will definitely be a highlight."
But Johnston has other passions besides modelling.
She struggled with her weight as a teen and has written a book, No Diet Needed, about her discovery of healthy habits.
"I used to be overweight and I've lost weight and now I want to inspire others," she said.
"My passion is I really want to inspire other people to follow their dreams and do what they love. If I can share my story to the world then that would mean the world to me because I'm helping thousands of people, because they can create what they want."
The Face Australia premieres on Fox8 on March 18 at 9pm.