ivya Nair had to pack for a trip to India the next day but when a friend called and asked her to attend a photo shoot, she thought, “Why not?” Little did she know she would be shortlisted as a finalist for CLEO’s annual Cover Girl Search. “I thought to myself, ‘there’s no way I’d be shortlisted’. Some of them are professional models and even the nonmodels were so beautiful. I didn’t think I stood a chance,” she says.
There’s an air about Divya that grabs and keeps hold of your attention. She carries herself with her head held high, back ramrod-straight, and a walk that’s confident. You can’t help but feel that she is genuinely interested in what you have to say; she draws you in even further with an earnest smile. We sit down with Divya to learn about her life as a dancer and most recently, as the CLEO’s Cover Girl Search 2013 winner.