ASPIRING fashionistas are being invited to try out for Bolton's Next Top Model.

Ahead of the town's first Fashion and Lifestyle Festival next month, organisers are searching for possible models from the borough.

Anyone interested in giving it a go can attend a model casting event on Saturday, February 29, at the Market Place Shopping Centre between 9-10am.

Open to people aged over 16 years, the casting gives local people the chance to strut the catwalk at the fashion festival - to be held at Bolton Whites Hotel’s Premier Suite on Friday, March 27.

Market Place manager, Nikki Wilson-Cook, said: “It’s exciting to give local people the chance to see if they have what it takes to make it as a model. Our wide range of leading brand and independent fashion stores means that we attract lots of shoppers with an eye for fashion, so we’re expecting a good turnout on the day.”

Those interested in attending the casting should email their name and a full length photo to organiser Lisa Forshaw at

For more information on how to get involved in Bolton Fashion and Lifestyle Festival, visit