Humbled: Jennifer Hawkins.

Humbled: Jennifer Hawkins. Photo: Getty Images/Fiona Morris

Jennifer Hawkins, beauty queen, businesswoman and TV presenter, has one rule for aspiring models. 

"Be humble," she says. "Some people get very wrapped up in this industry. They think they're invincible, disrespect others and then it all starts to crumble. Being humble is number one."

Hawkins, who won Miss Universe 10 years ago at age 20, is minutes from auditioning more than 200 aspiring female models at Chatswood Chase shopping centre for the ninth season of Australia's Next Top Model. On Sunday ANTM moves its auditions to Westpoint Blacktown.

Line of beauty: Aspirants remove their make-up at <i>Australia's Next Top Model</i> auditions in Chatswood.

Line of beauty: Aspirants remove their make-up at Australia's Next Top Model auditions in Chatswood. Photo: Fiona Morris

Before a large, sometimes screaming, shopping centre crowd, Hawkins and fellow ANTM judges Alex Perry and Didier Cohen, along with Danielle Ragenard and Simone Hellicar from IMG Models, meet the aspirants, watch them walk the catwalk and tell each to exit left or right.

Exiting right means acceptance to the reality show's next stage.

Fashion designer Alex Perry, who has been with ANTM since it began in 2005, says he is looking for "classically beauty" girls

Akan Shiokawa, 19, is measured to make sure she is 172 cm tall.

Akan Shiokawa, 19, is measured to make sure she is 172 cm tall. Photo: Getty Images/Fiona Morris

"I understand quirky good-looking but I want to see someone like Linda Evangelista, Giselle or Cindy Crawford who you look at and, undeniably, think, 'You are beautiful'."

Perry says the show will not feel the same without the late Charlotte Dawson. The television personality, and ANTM model mentor, who committed suicide in February, will not be replaced. Special guest judges will appear each week.

"I wish she was still here," he says. "I miss her humour and the fact she was really invested in what this show is about. She used to take the girls under her wing. Without trying to make it too deep I know she's around us. I can feel her energy."

"I know she's around us. I can feel her energy": Alex Perry.

"I know she's around us. I can feel her energy": Alex Perry. Photo: Don Arnold

Model hopefuls Gracyn "Gatsby" Marsterson, 16, Sienna Kydd, 17, and Nana Owusu-Ansah, 22, admitted to fast heartbeats and extreme nerves as they waited in line with fellow hopefuls, all toweringly tall.

"I wanted to run my own cattle station and be a helicopter musterer so this is a whole different experience," Marsterson says. Minutes later the judges tell Marsterson to exit right.

"They have to double-check my height but the judges said I was really cute," she says.

Hawkins says she probably would not have watched ANTM when she was a teenager.

"When I was 15 I was more into touch football, soccer, ballet and netball," she says. "To be honest, I was never into modelling."