Diandra Soares is one spunky lady who we've missed most sorely over the last few years. Having started out when she was still in her teens, Soares was a participant in the Femina Look of the Year contest along with Ujwala Raut. (Raut would eventually win and become of India's first true supermodels, making a name for herself in the West.) After this, Soares continued modelling in India, walking for some of the best designers and being part of editorial shoots.
Some seasons ago, she shocked us all when she showed up at the Lakme Fashion Week with a shaved head... and then disappeared. About a season ago, Soares showed up again, this time her hair braided, but walked for just a designer or two and then wasn't seen again in any of the Lakme Fashion Weeks to follow.
Image: Diandra Soares
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera