Comp FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the Jade MacKinnon NZ Fitness Model Search taking place?
At the NZ Fitness & Health Expo – ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland. Sat 27 & Sun 28 October 2018.


Who can enter?
Anyone aged 18 years or over (as of 27 October 2018) are eligible to enter. This competition is open to NZ residents only.


What is the cost to enter?
The cost is $130. This fee must be paid at time of registration. Once paid, your profile will be made live on the NZ Fitness & Health Expo website. For payment installment options, please email


Do I need to be part of any sporting federation?
No this is not a sporting event – it is a fitness model search open to anyone. We also welcome competitors who have entered into any other fitness type competition in the past as well.


I’m not a bodybuilder, can I still enter?
Absolutely. This is not a bodybuilding competition. The goal of the NZ Fitness Model Search is to find ideal ambassadors to represent each category. We will be rewarding on the whole fitness package, with someone who has the look, marketability AND personality to become NZ’s next Fitness Model Search winner! Prizes are designed to reward those winners into the next stage of their Fitness Modeling career!


How do I enter?
Registrations are open now – click here to access the registration form.


How many photos do I need to submit?
Three in total – one swimwear (bikini for the women and boardshorts for the men), one fitness wear/sportswear and one headshot.


Do I need professional photos?
No you do not, but the higher the quality of photos the better they will look. All photos must be free of watermarks/logos/advertising and you must also own the rights to use any photos.


Do I need to organise hair, makeup, spray tanning etc?
To make it easy for all competitors we have pre-arranged services available onsite. See here for a list of what will be available and for more info on each.


I really want to enter but I’m not from Auckland, can I still enter?
The Jade MacKinnon NZ Fitness Model Search is a nationwide search so anyone from anywhere in NZ is eligible to enter. The Jade MacKinnon NZ Fitness Model Search will not cover any costs associated with being a part of the competition. All costs associated with participation are at your own expense.


What prizes are there?
Our 2018 Prize Packs will be confirmed and updated online soon. Have a look at the 2017 Prize Packages here to give you an idea of what’s up for grabs. Every competitor that competes on the day will also receive an amazing Goody Bag!


How many rounds are there?
There are a total of 3 rounds – everyone takes part in the swimwear and the fitness wear rounds then the final round is for the top 3 men and top 3 women per category.


I have another question which isn’t answered here…
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