Model To Know: Bhumika Arora

Indian top model Bhumika Arora has had a meteoric rise to stardom. Scouted in a “Cafe Beat”, a local magazine, after a friend submitted a selfie of her, she sent her image to model agencies around the world and was picked up by Elite Paris and The Society in New York. Since then, she has walked for Balmain, Chanel, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani Privé. Originally from the town of Karnal, Bhumika has been one of the most successful models to come from India in recent times. During Bhumika’s breakout season in 2015, wrote, “Our hearts were stolen by a fresh face on the Vera Wang runway: the moody-eyed, sultry-lipped, and enviously angular Bhumika."

Beauty buzz

Bhumika learned her skills in front of the camera by taking selfies - follow Bhumika on Instagram @bhumika_aora04. See our video guide to taking photos on Instagram like a model here

Teen Vogue

Bhumika has been to business school, and would like to run her own business one day. “I feel like I’m doing my country proud,” Bhumika told Vogue. “Taking risks for this has made me want to work even harder.”

Dries Van Noten, Fall 2014

Bhumika made her runway debut walking for Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2014. She told The Wall Street Journal, “I want to make a name for myself by doing good work. No matter how much hard work I have to do, I will do that and hope for the best.”

Elle UK

When I started, everything was so new that I didn't notice I was the only Indian girl,” she told Elle UK. “Backstage, all the other models from the same countries would be hanging out together and I started to notice. Back then, south Asia was untouched – now there are so many Indian models being introduced.”

Vital statistics

Star sign: Virgo

Height: 180cm
Hometown: Karnal, India
Instagram: @Bhumika_arora04

Bobbi Brown 25 Years of Beauty

Before becoming a model, Bhumika followed the industry avidly on Fashion T.V. She told, “I can’t get enough of modeling, meeting so many creative minds, traveling the world to create beauty alongside amazingly talented people, who often I can call friends.”

Vogue India

Vogue India named Bhumika as their Model of the Year 2016.

i-D Meets: Bhumika Arora

Bhumika told i-D that when she’s not in India, she misses: "family, friends and food… And also talking in my own language. So I call India a lot, cook Indian food most of the time when I'm away and also go to Indian restaurants."

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