Just For Big City

Are your humble origins stopping you from taking the plunge into modelling? If so ask yourself: is geographical advantage any substitute for talent, grit and tenacity? No. It can never be...

Dipti Sharma made her way from the small town of Rudrapur in Uttarakhand to win the Max Elite Model Look 2015. Today, she has walked for several top notch events including Mintblush preview, Jamawar and I love Pero, and is on her way to becoming a supermodel. Natasha Ramachandran from Pune is not just renowned in India, but has taken UK by storm as well. Bareilly girl Pooja Mor is one of India’s best-known names on international ramps. In 2016, a top London magazine named her among the 10 best fresh faces to know. This engineering graduate wasn’t even thinking of modelling as a career when she got spotted by a Mumbai agency. Soon after, she was signed on by Elite NYC and she suddenly found herself on a plane to New York. 

Celebrate your uniqueness, tap your individual strengths, the quaint smile, the sudden dimple, confidence... that’s what counts - not your small town origin

Aspiring models from smaller cities may not come into the field pre-armed with the knowledge of camera angles and their flattering side. You might look awkward and camera-shy the first, second... fifth time you try it.

But eventually, you learn. What cannot be learned, or taught, is the mix of strangeness and beauty, imperfections and uniqueness, and artlessness and poise that the camera chooses to fall in love with. And that’s what individualism is about. Nothing to do with big city advantages.

If you have it, know it, (ask an expert, if unsure) and don’t let anything hold you back; least of all, a silly, inconsequential tag.