FOR Lismore girls Lindley Schneider and Lauren Day, fashion and modelling are a must.
Both girls will be competing in the Country Girl Australia modelling and fashion career quest this year for the Miss Country Girl Lismore crown.
For Lindley, 15, the competition is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the fashion industry.
"I just think it would be a really good experience even if I don't go very far with it," she said.
"I did consider applying a while ago, but was just way too nervous to do it."
Lindley said she hoped to follow in the footsteps of fellow Lismore model Liberty Bennett, who took out the Country Girl national crown last year.
SCU business student Lauren Day, 20, said the Country Girl quest was a great opportunity.
The soon-to-be university graduate said she would like to merge her love of fashion with her degree and start her own modelling agency.
"I was thinking of starting my own modelling agency, just start small and hopefully grow big," she said yesterday.
"In the meantime I would love to get into a really good agency myself."
Country Girl Australia is a national search focused in rural and regional areas across Australia.
At a glance
When: Heats 1 and 2 on Friday, September 26, and finals on Saturday, September 27.
Where: Lismore Shopping Square, outside Big W.
There are three categories:
JUNIOR is open to girls aged 8 to 12 years. They will be competing for the Lismore Miss Country Girl Junior champion who will win their own personalised photo-shoot along with a fantastic prize pack.
SENIOR is open to girls aged 13 to 28 who will be competing for Miss Country Girl Lismore. The winner will receive a photo-shoot and prize pack and be invited to represent Lismore at the Country Girl National Crowning Ceremony where contestants have the chance to gain modelling contracts and career opportunities.
CAREER GIRL is open to girls aged 16 to 30 who are interested in a career in the 'behind the scenes' side of the fashion industry. The National winner will be offered a position within the Country Girl team.