Advice to aspirants
Do Indian aspirants really know what it takes to be a supermodel? Where are they going wrong?
"How confident you are on the ramp is all that matters. Most of them who aspire to be a model think people are interested in their face and their features. But that’s not the case; they are interested to know whether or not you’re fit to present their brand. Do you have the features and the confidence that will complement the brand they endorse? That's what they're looking at," says Neev Marcel.
If you want to be a model, you must sign up with a good model placement agency, insists Vartika Kaul.
"If you are new to the industry, agencies will update you with the latest shows from where you can build your contacts and eventually make it big."
Networking is equally important, says Lavina Israni.
"You cannot afford to be sitting in your home and expecting designers and photographers to call you all the time. You have to make your presence felt -- network with people, update your contact list and attend as many shows as you can."
Image: Aisha Sharma, who was chosen as the Face of Lakme poses with Purnima Lamba, head of innovation at Lakme
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani