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Search is on for Perth dolly
Tanya Muir. Picture: Jordan Shields/The West Australian.

After a 10-year hiatus, the Dolly model search is back and, for those who remember it as clearly as the smell of a chocolate lipsmacker, then you won't be disappointed. It has come back with just as much punch and Dolly is once again ready to embrace a new ambassador.

The *Perth * leg of the search is on tomorrow at *Westfield Carousel *shopping centre, from 9.30am, where one girl will be chosen to join six other finalists in Sydney for the final stage of the competition.

Chadwick Models Perth manager and judge for the competition *Tanya Muia * knows exactly what to look for and she is hopeful that a Perth girl will take out the title.

"I hope a Perth girl wins - flying the Perth flag," Muia told _Access All Areas _. "It will be a tough competition, especially as whoever wins will be following in the footsteps of *Miranda Kerr *, *Jessica Hart *and the like."

The winner of the competition will have her career well looked after with a cover shoot for Dolly magazine, a contract with Chadwick Modelling Agency and a trip to New York to meet Chadwick's affiliates.

The lucky winner will also be an ambassador and spokeswoman for Dolly for a year.

"What we're looking for is the entire package," Muia said. "We're looking for someone who is not only fresh and beautiful but can present themselves in front of a crowd, has a well-rounded personality, a healthy outlook, good body image, self-esteem and confidence."

Maintaining a focus on promoting and supporting a healthy body image, Dolly has enlisted the help of the Butterfly Foundation to assist the finalists in maintaining a healthy, happy attitude - something that Muia is proud to be a part of.

"I'm just excited that the original search is back and with such a good focus on body image and self-esteem," Muia said. "Dolly's got such a relatable and trusted reputation amongst teens and coupled with a model search it's a winning combination."

JESSICA WILKINSON