1.What do you do for a living?
I m a freelance model … I get paid a decent amount that enough to mange my expenses …
2.How would you describe what you do?
Adventure…..In word I would say what I m doing today is a adventure for me ….. it’s like a dream come true … because as living in a small town I never thought of being a model … and never ever though of winning an international pagent ….
3.What does your work entail?
It’s really fun and challenging at the same time … lots of traveling…. odd working hours … no matter how tired one is … u must look fresh in pictures … looking glamourous takes a lot of effort …
4.What’s a typical work week like?
It’s never the same … but usually I m free on weekends …
5.How did you get started?
I did Bsc.Fashion Desiging … During the final year I posted some of my pictures on facebook wearing my own designs…. I was a approached by a local photographer on fb and asked if I would like to do modelling
6.What do you like about what you do?
I love the whole process involved… new dresses… jewellery…. getting a new look … and I also get to travel a lot for work … At the end of the day that one best picture is my reward and that’s the best part …
7.What do you dislike?
The working hours are sometimes litte odd and tiring… other than that I love everything about my profession
8.How do you make money or how are you compensated?
I do a lot of shoots and events … All this provides enough money
9.What skills are needed to do this?
Most important things that required is confidence … u need to have faith in yourself… u should be ready for all the hardwork and challenges… and never let your self down if u r judged or criticised…
10.What is most challenging about wgat you do?
I feel staying fit… mentally and physically is very challenging…..and the most important thing is to face all the criticisms and appreciation …and not get any of these affect u in a negative way
11.What is most rewarding?
Love of my fans …. the lovely messages and compliments … It’s feels soo good when someone recognises me in public …
12.What advice would you offer someone considering this career?
Just be confident and be prepared for all the challenges… work hard and one day u will be rewarded
13.How much time off do you get?
Its never scheduled… sometimes I work for weeks together and sometimes free for days … but yes I make sure I spend time with my family
14.What else would you like people to know about your career?
It’s not as easy as everyone thinks …. a normal person will never understand the amount of hardwork and efforts that r put into getting one perfect picture…. it take as same effort to be a model or do some other job …
For other jobs people are interviewed by professionals ones for a job .. but we models are judged by everyone… everyday is a challenge to be more perfect
15.What is a common misconception people have about what you do?
Most of the people in India specially think of modelling as a bad profession … for some it’s a taboo … people think that models are of bad character or easily available… it’s a shame but reality of our society
And people think models are dumb… soo let me make it very clear no we models r not dumb .. we are beauties …. beauties with brains ❤️
Photo: TY kE kING photography
Text: Saif Rahman Sozib