Belinda Kosorok auditioned for Australia’s Next Top Model when she was sick and sleep deprived and still made it onto the show.
After seeing an advertisement for auditions the next day, she and her mother drove to Melbourne that night.
“They called two months later and said I was on the show,” she said.
“It was just a fluke.”
Filming wrapped in July and the first episode aired on Tuesday night.
She has emerged as a favourite among contestants and has received encouraging feedback from judges.
“I had the best time of my life,” she said.
“I wouldn’t get this just being from Wagga without being on the show.”
Episode one saw Miss Kosorok face the judges - Megan Gale, Alex Perry and Jennifer Hawkins – for the first time.
“Alex is really nice, he’s funny but you need to be on his good side,” Miss Kosorok said.
“Megan’s really nice, she’s like the mum figure.”
It is a few months down the track and the 18-year-old Wagga cafe worker is waiting to see who wins season 10 along with the rest of the country.
From what the public has seen so far, Aleyna has emerged as the favourite but Miss Kosorok is not revealing who the final two girls are.
She will head to the Gold Coast next week to judge the national final of the Country Girl competition, of which she was runner-up in last year.
She also has photo shoots and interviews booked for the coming weeks.