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Nicole Pollard. Picture: Chic Management

It might be a last-minute scramble trying to get Nicole Pollard to the Perth catwalks next month.

Pollard is the face of this year's Perth Fashion Festival, but since landing the campaign, she has fast become one of Australia's most in-demand young models.

Just one year after her first appearance at Australian Fashion Week, the Queensland-born beauty made her international debut in Paris in July, walking in the prestigious Christian Dior Haute Couture autumn/winter 12/13 show.

And now she has become so sought after, her busy schedule means she might have to head back to Europe for high-profile fashion weeks in Milan, London and Paris next month, which overlap with PFF and would rule out an appearance in Perth.

"You can't deny a girl that opportunity," Perth Fashion Festival founder and director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan told AAA Weekend.

"Obviously if she is going to Paris and going to earn $20,000 for a week, how can we stop that?

"The whole reason we help get their career off the ground is so they can earn fabulous money and enjoy these great opportunities, so we understand.

"But if she is not going to Paris, she will be gracing us with her lovely long presence."

Harvey-Hanrahan said if Pollard did make it to Perth she hoped to have her walk in the VIP opening night at the Perth Town Hall on September 19 and be a guest judge at the final of the Chic Model Search 2012 at Fashion Central in Forrest Place on September 23.

Top Perth model Rose Smith, who is a Chanel show regular, told AAA Weekend recently she would have loved to have come home for PFF, but the reality is that as a full-time working model she wouldn't be able to miss the opportunities that came with strutting on the European fashion runways.

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