Men’s Folio Malaysia Male Model Search 2018: Join Now!

Men’s Folio Malaysia Male Model Search 2018: Join Now!

Have you always been told that “you look like a model…” or “you really should try modelling”?

Or perhaps you are already a budding model waiting for that one chance to shine?


Your chance has arrived now as we present to you the inaugural Men’s Folio Malaysia Male Model Search!

As one of Malaysia’s leading men’s fashion magazines, we believe that our local guys have what it takes to face off with international male models on the world stage, which is why we’re providing the platform for them to make an impression (read on to find out how to join).

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The Men’s Folio Malaysia Male Model Search is now on the hunt for the next fashion breakout face in Malaysia and the winner will be featured in an exclusive fashion spread in Men’s Folio Malaysia, lensed by a professional photographer.

For all contestants who made it through to the final judging, you will also get various chances to star in our Male Model Search web series and make an appearance in our annual Men’s Folio Malaysia party.

We’re now officially open for submissions, so if you have dreams of becoming the next runway king, we want to see you. Don’t hide your brothers / bro-friends / boyfriends too. Sign them up and show them to us. Share them with the world. You’ll never know who makes the cut!


Here’s how you can join in the search:



The Men’s Folio Malaysia Male Model Search will be separated into several stages as follows (terms & conditions apply; see below):

Round 1: Instagram Audition

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The first round is simple. We are taking it live on Instagram for our preliminary round.

All prospective candidates only need to post their best model shot that expresses their creativity, looks and style on Instagram and tag us @mensfoliomy and hashtag #MENSFOLIOMY and #MFMYMODELSEARCH. Also, remember to follow us on Instagram @mensfoliomy.

From now until 31st August 2018, you can submit your entries on Instagram and we will filter through the submissions to round up our semi-finalists.

To be eligible, you need to fulfil these requirements:

  • Between the age of 18 to 28 years old.
  • Be a permanent resident or citizen of Malaysia that is currently residing within the country.
  • Have the height of 175cm and above.


Round 2: Portfolio + Meet and Greet

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Throughout the first audition, we will start examining the Instagram entries and successful applicants will be contacted to submit their model comp card and portfolio, where they will be screened through by our editors at Men’s Folio Malaysia.

And for the semi-finalists, we will also repost their entry as an announcement to confirm your eligibility as semi-finalists. So, keep an eye out on @mensfoliomy.

For the semi-finalists, you will then be scheduled in for a meet-and-greet session with the editors, where we will determine the top 10 finalists of the Model Search!

The top 10 finalists will be announced between 15th September to 30th September 2018.


Round 3: Model Workshops

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And with our top 10 finalists for the Male Model Search, we will also be hosting various workshops, in partnership with our sponsors, to teach you all the basics of being a model, which include skincare routine, basic hair and makeup grooming, runway walks, dining, event/TV hosting and more.

These workshops will be hosted in the month of October 2018 and be made into an exclusive web-series to showcase the top finalists to our audience before the big finale.


Round 4: The Big Finale

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And to crown our winner for the inaugural Men’s Folio Malaysia Male Model Search 2018, we will also be hosting the finale show at our annual Men’s Folio Malaysia party, taking place this November 2018!

At the finale, we will do a final judging round based on a few criteria and our guests at the party will also have a chance to vote for their favourite models!

And the winner of the Men’s Folio Malaysia Male Model Search 2018 will be featured in an exclusive fashion spread inside Men’s Folio Malaysia (both print and digital) and also prizes from our sponsors (prizes to be announced later)!

So why wait? Join us for this exciting hunt now!





Terms & Conditions

  • Entrants must be between 18 to 28 years old and is a permanent resident or citizen of Malaysia.
  • Entrants who have existing representation must provide proof from their agency authorising their entry into the competition.
  • Finalists must be able to attend all the workshops and interviews related to the competition and the finale at the annual Men’s Folio Malaysia party.
  • Entrants must also be available for any fittings and rehearsals leading up to the event.
  • All entrants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to these terms and conditions.
  • Entrants must submit all information and fulfil all contest requirements stated above to Men’s Folio Malaysia.
  • All Instagram entries must be received by 31st August 2018, 11.59PM. Correspondence will not be answered.
  • By entering this Male Model Search, entrants warrant that their submissions are original and do not infringe on the copyright of any third parties.
  • Men’s Folio Malaysia and Heart Media Sdn Bhd reserve the right to disqualify entries (without any advanced notice)  that are considered to be inappropriate, offensive, and/or copyrighted at its discretion.
  • Men’s Folio Malaysia and Heart Media Sdn Bhd reserve the right to disqualify any entrant and/or winner and/or amend these terms and conditions (without any advanced notice) at any time at its discretion.
  • Employees of Heart Media Sdn Bhd and all related sponsors, including their immediate family members, are not eligible to enter.
  • Men’s Folio Malaysia and Heart Media Sdn Bhd reserve the right to amend the prizes given to the winner at any time (without any advanced notice).


More details on the event will be released closer to the date. Any queries on the competition and event may be also directed to