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Miss Bombay '95 |
the early age of 13, Diandra Soares had made up her mind about being a
model. The inspiration came in the form of India's Madhu Sapre who stood fifth
at the Miss Universe pageant. Her entry into the modelling world was marked by
her triumph as Miss Bombay '95. Thereafter, she got her first ad film in Dinesh
Suitings. James Ferreira who did her outfits was impressed by this dusky beauty
and recommended her to choreographers Sangeeta Chopra and Lubna Adams. Soon, Diandra
made her way to the most prestigious ramp shows in town.
By 18, she was
a well-known model. Diandra contested in the Femina Miss India. Though she failed
to bag the crown, she won the coveted title of Miss Beautiful Skin. When she started,
Diandra was well known for her ringleted locks. But now, she is recognised more
as a model who had shaved off completely. This bold, bald move by Diandra a couple
of years ago put her in the spotlight. Was this just a publicity stunt? "No way,
" she retorts to say, "It's something that I always wanted to try out. I didn't
do so for grabbing media attention or more assignments." She merely wanted to
know what it feels like to be bald and recommends that one should have the experience
of baldness at least once in a lifetime. She exclaims: "The sensation is amazing."
Her modelling work includes commercials for products like Tips and Toes,
VIP underwear, Tillsbury whiskey and music videos for Ila Arun (Kichdi), Jalwa,
Jadoo and Bali Bramhabhatt's remix album.