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SEE: The saddest part of being a model in India

February 16, 2020 13:09 IST
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From a part-time model to a known face in the modelling industry, Daman Brar has worked hard to carve her niche. 
She tells's Prasanna Zore about her first modelling assignment and the flip side of being a model in India.

Daman Brar

IMAGE: Daman Brar believes in staying fit through yoga. Photographs: Courtesy Daman Brar/Instagram

Daman Brar was first introduced to modelling when she was in college.

In 2017, the young Punjabi girl, born and brought up in Jamshedpur made her way past over 150 talented girls, to be selected among the top 4 to walk for the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

Daman, who has walked the ramp for Bombay Times Fashion Week and India Fashion Week in the past, reveals what's it like to be a model in India.

Your first modelling assignment

It was in college. 

I was really nervous and I had worn such high heels.

I didn't get paid for it.

How do you stay so fit?

Yoga and eating clean food.

Your fashion mantra

Stay as comfortable and casual as you can.

Daman Brar at India Couture Week 2018

IMAGE: Daman walks for designers Shyamal and Bhumika at the India Couture Week in 2018.

The flip side of being a model in India

In India models don't get as much recognition as international models get overseas.

The most expensive outfit you ever bought

It was from designer Rana Gill; I didn't know about it and it wasn't so heavy on my pocket.

It was worth Rs 15,000 but I got it much cheaper.

Later when I knew who Rana Gill was I was pretty excited.

Tips for young models

Be yourself. Don't lose what you are from inside. This world is full of glitz and glamour. What you are as a person be that; be calm and composed.

If things have to happen, they will happen and things will fall in place.

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