This Delhi Writer Has a Secret Passion

By Sanya Gulati, 23, Delhi

I’ve been shy and timid since I was child, never assertive or vocal about my feelings. During my teens I had this inexplicable desire to be a model. I looked up to Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks. I was glued to the TV whenever ‘America’s Next Top Model’ aired.

However, given how nervous and camera-shy I was, I thought it more practical to make a career in writing.

I joined Pearl Academy to study fashion media communication. As part of a project shoot, I had to pick a subculture and its clothing. I chose ‘Teddy Boys’, and it struck me that this was a look I could pull off myself.

After much self-counselling and contemplation, I gathered the courage to model for this shoot. And yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.

I now work as a full-time fashion writer. But the secret passion for modelling lives on.

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First published in the July 2017 issue of eShe magazine