LISMORE teenager Tahlia Webster has proven she can walk the walk - on the runway that is.
The 19 year old former Richmond River student recently returned from overseas where she took part in an upcoming competition modelling reality television show titled Swimsuit Centrefold.
The show brought together 50 models from around the world to compete for the "Swimsuit Centrefold" title in Cancun, Mexico.
The episodes will follow the drama and excitement that comes with putting 50 hungry, sleep-deprived models together in a hotel, all vying for the same prize.
The winners will be featured prominently throughout the show, and will receive an all-expenses paid cruise, modelling contract opportunities and more than $50,000 in cash and prizes.
But it turns out being a model in a swimsuit competition in Mexico involves more than just lounging around on the beach, wearing very little and looking fabulous.
Ms Webster said most mornings, the girls were awake at 3.30am for hair and makeup ahead of a sunrise photo-shoot.
It wouldn't be such a bad thing, if they didn't have to stay awake until 2am most nights for video diaries and club appearances.
She said the hardest part of the whole experience was getting "very little sleep" during the eight days of filming.
"Sometimes you would have to do video diaries really early in the morning, like 2am, and have to make appearances at clubs," she said.
And of course when there are sleep-deprived models, the claws come out.
"There was drama of course," she said.
"There were 50 girls in one hotel competing for the same thing.
"Some of the girls could get on your nerve but you just had to bite your tongue.
"I try not to worry about what other people have to say. In this business you have to have tough skin."
Ms Webster had only been a model for about seven months before making the finals of Maxim Australian Swimwear Model of the year.
Alongside modelling, she has also appeared in a web series, A Turbulent Affair, and a Japanese variety show, Niji Iro Jean, which had more than 20 million viewers.
Ms Webster said the show, Swimsuit Centrefold, would be coming out in November.
She said different channels were still vying for the show, but it would be available through Netflix regardless of who purchases it.