Nathalia Pin­heiro

She’s the star of this year’s King­fisher cal­en­dar, and that’s just the be­gin­ning of big things to come.

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“The best part about be­ing a model is that I get paid to do some­thing that gives me im­mense hap­pi­ness and sat­is­fac­tion,” says Nathalia. “I’m not the kind of per­son who can ad­just to a rou­tine of wak­ing up early ev­ery­day, go­ing to the same job, at the same place and meet­ing the same peo­ple.” Born in Rio de Janeiro, this half-in­di­an­half-brazil­ian beauty was re­cently de­clared the King­fisher Cal­en­dar Girl for 2012. “I loved the whole tal­ent hunt ex­pe­ri­ence, and I’m thrilled about win­ning the con­test,” she says ex­cit­edly. At an age when many spend sleep­less nights over cute boys and acne, Nathalia was busy walk­ing the ramp. “I re­alised I wanted to be a model early in life and walked the ramp for the first time at 14. I wanted to be fi­nan­cially independent, and be­ing a model was the eas­i­est path avail­able,” she says. Known as Nathy among friends, she is also a trained opera singer and en­joys singing as much as mod­el­ling and act­ing. “In my own lit­tle world, singing is the medium through which I can ex­press my feel­ings and get en­gulfed in them.” Nathalia ar­rived in In­dia in early 2011, with lit­tle more than gor­geous honey-toned skin, a body made for swimwear cam­paigns, and the de­ter­mi­na­tion to make it big. Fast­for­ward six months later, and the 21year-old model had al­ready bagged the King­fisher ti­tle, a list of lu­cra­tive mod­el­ling of­fers, and the chance to be­come a movi­es­tar. “Be­ing an ac­tor was al­ways on my wish­list,” she says. “I have re­cently signed my first South-in­dian film and am also work­ing on a cou­ple of in­ter­est­ing mod­el­ling as­sign­ments.” And is Bol­ly­wood call­ing next? “I’m work­ing very hard on it, and I re­ally hope I get a chance soon,” she signs off.

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