Q&A with Fashion Model Deepika
Modelling seems like the ultimate glamorous life: being dressed by designers, walking runways, going to fabulous parties—but making it from anywhere to the hallowed runways is no easy task.
Today I caught up with BFW model, Deepika, for a behind-the-scenes look at Bangalore Fashion Week, how she got here and what it takes to look the way she does.
Q1. Deepika, let’s start by asking how you started your modelling career.
D: I started my modelling career by attending auditions for, and subsequently being selected for Bangalore Fashion Week one year ago. Since then I have not looked back. I consider myself a creative person, and enjoy that modelling gives me an opportunity to get creative on the ramp.
Q2. What does your lifestyle look like to maintain a model’s physique?
D: Fitness has never been a necessity for me but it has been my lifestyle. I enjoy dancing at the Shiamak Davar Dance Institute and it is a part of my everyday exercise schedule; apart from that I head to the gym at least 3-5 times a week.
I enjoy good food, but in the right proportion. I am and have always been a strong proponent of – fit for life and not for the time being.
Q3. What do you think – beside good genes – is more determining to get and maintain a model’s physique: exercise or diet?
D: In my opinion, our body needs good food to recover our muscles. I have learned that to get a great body, 70 to 80 % is about eating right and 30 to 20 % is about exercise. As they say: You are what you eat.
Q4. What advice would you give someone starting out as a model and walking during fashion weeks?
D: You may not be the most beautiful person but you must be creative enough to transform with every look. You have to figure out what it is that you’re portraying; and if you stay true to that, people will respect you for it.