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Jaipur Girl Is Among The First Three Models Selected For India’s First Transgender Model Agency!

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  •  February 21, 2016


The auditions that took place on 7 February in Delhi saw many enthusiasts. Celebrity stylist Rishi Raj, fashion designer Nida Mahmood, winner of the Kingfisher Model Hunt ’16 Aishwarya Sushmita and Chauhan were the judges to evaluate who’s got the potential to become a successful model.

Rishi Raj told the HuffPost India, “We weren’t looking for clichés, simply people who had a raw potential that could be polished and groomed. I don’t want to create transgender models simply for them to be given work because they are transgender. We want to give them the skills required, and then put them in the arena with female models, so they have an equal chance, and are selected purely on their merit. Several publishing houses have expressed their interest, as has as an Indian blogger who is huge in the Bollywood and fashion genre.”

Nida Mahmood said, “The main parameters were camera presence… we were looking for faces that could tell a story, not faces that were beautiful in a generic way. A face with a story was more important, which is what we found in all the finalists. Before anything, they need a lot of grooming. They need to know what the fashion and glamour world is about, and how to fit in. It will take a little time and expertise.”

Check out the three finalists here! Do you know one of them is from Jaipur city?

Sneha, 22, Jaipur

Born as a boy in Jaipur, Sneha faced repression from the family and society She gave up her studies at the age of 18 and went to Delhi to earn the livelihood. However, because of poor work opportunities, she was forced to earn her living as a sex worker.

Shree, 23, Delhi

Shree was disowned by her family at a young age. Today, she loves dancing and designing her clothes. The ambitious girl has a dream to make it big on silver screen one day. Amen.

Neharika, 23, Delhi

Getting into sex work at a very young age, Neharika had a very hard time coming to terms with her sexuality and even attempted suicide at the tender age of 17. Currently working at nightclubs, she supports her entire family with her income.

You go, girls! xoxo

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