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Model speak: Celebs are taking our jobs

Last updated on: August 18, 2011 08:15 IST

Model speak: Celebs are taking our jobs

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Model and supermom Alecia Raut is rocking on the ramp this season of Lakme Fashion Week.

One look at Alecia Raut and you wouldn't once think that this stunner is a mom! Raut who is walking for practically every big designer this season of the Lakme Fashion Week, talks about celeb showstoppers and plus size models among other things.

What is the highest calorie food you've eaten this week?

That would be the pizza (I had a few days ago) but I don't consider anything to be high calorie food if it is had under control.

Your take on plus size models

India always appreciated girls with lots of curves. That is our trend and we must maintain it. We should not follow the west but rather let them follow us!

When you hate an outfit a designer picks for you what do you do?

It is my job to make an outfit look fabulous and make the people who look at me believe it will look good on them too. So even if it is something that I believe isn't something I like to wear, I also realise that it is my job. So I would blindly walk and do my best

Your take on celebrities as showstoppers

They are everywhere and I think it is not right because they are taking away our jobs. They are welcome but not every now and then!

Your reaction when celebs are seated in the front row sizing you...

It is nice because celebs are the people who take high fashion to the movies and thereby to the people. So I like celebs sitting on the front rows... and not on the ramp!

Lady Gaga -- fashion disaster or fashion icon

A fashion icon in a disastrous way -- she has *some* sense of style! Then again I look up to her all the time.

Your take on the 10-year-old model Thylane Blondeau posing in the recent issue of Vogue magazine

You cannot take a little girl's innocence away like that. It is ok for a child to model as a child but I don't appreciate it if she is made to pose like an adult. I believe we must put a stop to it.

Image: Alecia Raut
Photographs: Uday Kuckian