Mila’s Next Top Model: ‘Teine Sāmoa’ Book Cover Model WANTED!

Are you the book cover model for our next tusi faitau, Teine Sāmoa?

Teine Sāmoa, is a young adult fiction e-book which follows 4 junior high school students on their journey of cultural identity and discovery as Teine Sāmoa.

Due to the current lock down period here in New Zealand and wanting to include Mila’s supporters from all over the world, we are seeking and now accepting PHOTO SUBMISSIONS that meet the following criteria:

  • A Sāmoan female aged (or at least looks) 13-18 years old.
  • Photo needs to be waist up of model, clearly showing model’s face and can be in a pose of your choice.
  • A maximum of 3 photos can be submitted and must be must be high res (at least 300 pixels).
  • Must be wearing Sāmoan clothing and/or any accessories (options: tuiga, ula nifo, sei, puletasi, tapa)
  • If hair is shown in the image, it must be tied up in a high bun. 
  • Photo(s), full name, address, email, phone number, scanned copy of photo identification, parent/caregiver contact details if under 18 years, to be sent via email to
  • Submissions close 13th May 2020.
  • Model(s) selected for book cover will be notified by 15th May 2020 and will be required to sign a model release form giving us permission to use the image for the book cover. If under 18 years of age, parents/caregiver will also need to sign the model release form.

If you have any further queries please ask your question in the comment box or email us at

Author: Dahlia Malaeulu

dah·li·a (dah-lee-ya) / noun: a flower that is widely cultivated for its impact and coloured personality / adj: abundant, bright, bold, fresh, ready-to-bloom / human form: daughter, mother, wife, educator, problem solver, creative, teine Sāmoa / working on: creating more brown spaces in the world / currently: moving in the write direction.

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