A sneak-peek into all the backstage action at the auditions for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016.
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
When they take to the ramp, they're a picture of confidence and grace.
But what is it like to see these models backstage, as they compete to get selected for the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016.
Take a look!
IMAGE: This model can't get over her portfolio. And why not! With such good looks to boast of, we too wouldn't be able to keep that book away.
IMAGE: It's time to put their best 'leg' forward.
IMAGE: A bundle of nerves, these models get ready to walk for the judges. Will they make it, won't they...only time will tell.
IMAGE: Watch me walk! A model is seen exiting the ramp while the other one gets ready for action.
IMAGE: Post the auditions models take some timeout to connect with friends and loved ones on their phones...
IMAGE: While the others just chill out and enjoy taking pictures.
IMAGE: The auditions always offer a platform to make new friends...and this friendship is sealed with a kiss. Sasha (Russia) and Samantha (Latvia) exchange a kiss for the camera.
IMAGE: It's time to announce the results. Presenting the winners of the LFW Winter/Festive 2016 auditions -- (from left to right) Ilana Davies (Australia), Galaxia Lorenzo (The Dominican Republic), Alina Tazhbayeva (Kazakhstan), Paula Wilkiewiez (Poland) and Bruna Bernandes (Brazil).
IMAGE: It's good news for some, while the others return home disappointed. A model leaves the venue after she fails to qualify at the auditions.
Click on the video below to catch behind-the-scenes action!
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