40% of you want to be mod­els

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CAREER -

Nidhi Sunil

This stun­ner’s fash­ion run rate is su­per high: she has starred in ed­i­to­ri­als with the best in the biz, walked the ramp for pretty much ev­ery de­signer,

and been on the cover of sev­eral glossies.

When did you de­cide you want to be a model?

“I de­cided to give it a shot af­ter I grad­u­ated from law school to see how it would go, and this is where I ended up!”

How did you get your break?

“I was the backup girl when the model a stylist had booked failed to show up for an ed­i­to­rial job. Also, I was part of a model hunt that I was help­ing the crew with.”

What does it take to be a suc­cess­ful model?

“It’s pretty much the same across all pro­fes­sions— per­se­ver­ance, hard work, people skills, a cer­tain amount of talent and fo­cus. Also, you have to win the ge­netic lot­tery!”

What is your ad­vice to some­one who wants to be­come a top model?

“To be bru­tally hon­est, it’s a shal­low job and in­dus­try even at it’s peak. The best way to sur­vive it—and even love it—is to get some per­spec­tive and ac­quire a life out­side of it.”

Crop top and skirt, both Sounia Go­hil; shoes, Steve Mad­den; ear­rings, cuff, rings (on right hand), all Cu­rio Cot­tage; ring (on right), Valliyan by Nitya Arora

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