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Behind-the-scenes: What it takes to be an LFW model

June 19, 2017 15:13 IST
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An amazing crop of talent showed up at LFW's model auditions in Bengaluru but only six made the cut. 

Every year hundreds of models audition to be able to walk the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) ramp. 

This year was no exception.

After a successful round in Mumbai, LFW conducted their model auditions in Bengaluru.

The winners will get a chance to walk at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017. 

Check out all the action behind-the-scenes at the Bengaluru model auditions. 

LFW bengaluru auditions

An aspiring model patiently waits for the registrations to start. Getting a chance to strode the LFW ramp is a dream of many, but a reality of few. 

All photographs: Kind courtesy Lakme Fashion Week


LFW Bengaluru auditions

Auditions always create some anxiety. But going by the smile on this aspiring LFW model's face, it looks like she's ready to give the others a tough competition. 


LFW bengaluru auditions

Surprisingly, none of the participants are a bundle of nerves. They look confident and composed. 


LFW bengaluru auditions

A young woman smiles for the camera as she awaits her turn at the registration counter. 


LFW Bengaluru auditions

The minimum height requirement for girls is 5'7" this year and everyone is hopeful of making the cut. 


LFW bengaluru auditions

A step closer to realising their dreams? Models take a break from the registration process. Wonder if they are updating their friends and family about the auditions. 


LFW Bengaluru auditions

These aspirants exchange notes before the auditions begin. 


Bengaluru LFW auditions

Judge and supermodel, Sonalika Sahay looks gorgeous at the auditions. 

'I was thrilled to see so many beautiful girls walk the ramp in Bengaluru. In fact they were so good that it actually got really difficult to choose just a few,' she said.


LFW Bengaluru auditions

Meet Victoria Da Silva and Luis Domingo from IMG Models. 

For the first time ever, the aspirants also competed for the chance to bag a contract with IMG Models, an international leader in talent discovery and model management.


LFW Bengaluru auditions

After three competitive rounds at the auditions, six lucky girls emerge as winners.
Meet Aditti Anand, Soumya S, Esha Gohil, Devika Bhanguni, Raksha Belliappa and Pavitra Malaiappan, who wowed the judges and walk the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive season.  


LFW bengaluru auditions

The judges too take a group photograph.
From left: Head of Fashion, IMG Reliance, Jaspreet Chandok; Sonalika Sahay, show director, Anu Ahuja, IMG Models scout Luis Domingo, Fever FM RJ Niki and Victoria Da Silva.


LFW Bengaluru auditions

Sonalika Sahay and Prasad Bidapa share the limelight with the winners. 

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