GS: Do you think you are beautiful/handsome? What would you like to change?
Definitely yes! I don’t think I would change anything. I am blessed with natural beauty, I guess. All thanks to my parents.
GS: What are your goals as a model? Who is your role model?
To keep pushing myself to the next level up and inspire people, especially youth. My role model is David Gandy.
GS: Which costume designer’s art do you admire the most? You would walk for whom?
Donatella Versace from the House of Versace, Domenico Dolce from Dolce & Gabbana; and, Indian designers – Manish Malhotra and Rohit Bal. All designers are too good in their own way, and I would definitely walk for everyone. But personally, I would choose Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Manish Malhotra.
GS: How did/do you master your art? Have you attended fashion modeling courses? Please share about your growth and evolution.
I am a fast learner. I observe and learn from my mistakes. That is how I master my craft. No, I never took any fashion modeling course, but when I was young at the age of 18, I participated in a model hunt contest and did a lot of shows and print shoots. It taught me how to survive in the industry and become successful.
GS: Artistically most challenging photoshoot/fashion show?
I worked with many photographers in India who did experimental shoots at the beginning of my career, so for me, each shoot was artistic and challenging.
GS: Out about town vs. runway… The difference? Are you always posing?
About town is reality, and runway is work and passion. We cannot mix both, I feel. Am I always posing? [Laughs] Yes, sometimes, however hard I try not to.
GS: Beauty / Look secrets? Health habits? Diet / Exercise…
I regularly workout to keep my body fit, along with meditation and dance. I take proper vitamins, keep myself hydrated all the time, and eat healthy food.
GS: Work ethics?
I respect my work a great deal, and I am disciplined with what I do.
GS: Your most unique quality/attribute the none of your peers have is…
I would consider speaking with my eyes and conveying my feelings to be my most unique quality. I have found that to be rare in this industry. I also share positive vibes wherever I go.
GS: When not on the ramp, you are…
Embracing simplicity and happiness all the time.
- Interviewed by Pratik Mamtora
– Pratik Mamtora
Pratik Mamtora was born & raised in India. He has lived in London, United Kingdom for three years & absolutely loved it there. Pratik has a Bachelor’s in English from India and Master’s (ABD) from UNA. He loves to read and write, especially poetry. Pratik enjoys coffee & conversation and is passionate about serving the community. He invests himself in understanding the needs of the modern world and the evolving spirituality within. Pratik is known to walk that extra mile to make others happy. If you ever meet… or when you meet him, Pratik will make you smile.