The event is organized by modelmanagement.com in collaboration with Percept Sports and Entertainment. Interested candidates need to submit their pictures before Aug 31. The entries will be shortlisted to 200 by an expert panel of judges. The shortlisted candidates will have to audition; following which 24 promising candidates will be finalized.

The 24 finalists will then be taken to Mumbai and put through an extensive four-day training programme to prepare them for the grand finale in Mumbai Sep 27.

The modeling contest, which started in 2010, will cover places like Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Amsterdam and Barcelona.

“The increasing recognition of Indian fashion designers and styles is making India fashionable. The Indian look is grabbing eyeballs not just on ramps in the country but also in the fashion capitals of the world. Why should Indian models be left behind," Savio Sequeira, CEO, Percept Sports and Entertainment, said in a statement.

"We are excited to kick off the chapter of the show as part of the worldwide model hunt contest. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all those aspiring to be on the cover of a leading fashion magazine or walk the ramps,” added Sequeira.

The demand for Indian models is expected to increase dramatically with the next few years, says Andreas von Estorff, Founder and CEO, modelmanagement.com.

“There is so much undiscovered talent in India and we believe that the demand for Indian models will increase dramatically within the next years, placing Indian supermodels right at the top with the Bollywood stars or cricket players," he said.

(Agencies)