Indian fashion models have been rocking ramps at the most wanted runways and designers around the world for decades. They are bold, beautiful and extremely successful. Here are 5 Top Indian Models that you should know about. Because of their figure, body and attitude, they lead the runways at Fashion Weeks or on the cover of the best fashion and beauty magazines.
#1. Pooja Mor
Indian model Pooja Mor is one of the season’s breakout stars—she was discovered via Instagram, after detouring from her expected career path. While still an engineering student, Mor entered a university beauty pageant (“It’s a girly thing to do, and I’m not girly at all, but I won!” she says), prompting her to take a “vacation” after graduating school to pursue modeling off to Delhi. Soon enough, she was signed by Anima Creative Management and later by Elite Management Look in New York. Originally from Uttar Pradesh, this model has done a lot of fashion shows for leading international designers: Topshop, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and she has appeared on covers for magazines around the world such as Italian Vogue, Numero China, Verve India, Femina India, and Harpers Bazaar India. But no matter how far she gets from India, she always carries at least one reminder of home with her: a coveted blue jar of virgin coconut oil. It’s the secret behind her tousled lengths of hydrated, raven waves, and Mor says she uses the natural moisturizer weekly.
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#2. Angela Jonsson
Angela Jonsson is best known for winning the coveted Kingfisher Calendar Model Hunt in 2011. The Indian fashion model has walked ramps for several major labels around the world. She has been taking Hindi diction and dance lessons to begin her career as an actress in Bollywood and other Indian film industries. Born in Chennai and having grown up in an estate off the mountains of Kodaikanal, the model now shuttles between New York, Los Angeles, and Mumbai. Shewas voted one of Times 50 Most Desirable Women in India in 2011.
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#3. Manu Bora
Manu Bora is an often-seen face in ramps across the world being managed by Elite Model Management Paris, Major Model Management Milan and Inega Model Management Mumbai. He took a 6 month “break” after his medical studies. The break took longer than expected and he decided to take up modelling. This being said, his career skyrocket, with countless campaigns, editorials and fashion shows now under his belt. His portfolio includes the covers of Vogue India and Wallpaper Magazine as well as pages in high-profile publications such as GQ. However, you should know that there’s more than that and he is a qualified doctor and a member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a prestigious network of around 20,000 professionals known for their pursuit of excellence and advancement in surgical practices!
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#4. Prateik Jain
This Indian model from Bangalore is mostly known for having won the Provogue MensXP Mister World India 2014 and represented India at Mister World 2014, where he was also one of the top ten finalists. In 2015, the investment-banker-turned-model also became the first Indian man to win the Asian Supermodel Contest held in China. A quote or saying that he firmly believes in: “When you focus on what you want, everything falls in place”. Having walked ramps in India and abroad, the model is now making headway into Bollywood. His top priorities in life are: “Be charming, be respectful and humble!”
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#5. Bhumika Arora
From Karnal in the state of Haryana, Bhumika Arora is one of India’s most accomplished contemporary international models. She has walked for international designers and brands including Hermes, Chanel, Fendi, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenzo, Dries Van Noten, Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Viktor & Rolf, Anna Sui, Alexander Wang, Emilio Pucci, Vera Wang, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, and Alberta Ferretti. She has also appeared in editorials for the likes of American Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Paris, Elle USA, and Marie Claire Italia. To add, she was named the next Indian Supermodel by Vogue India in February 2016, when she also featured as their cover model.
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