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For fashion model Ayesha Rajput focusing on her goals is the most important thing right now. This fortnight she sits down with Mehek Raza Rizvi to talk about her career, along with serving looks for an editorial by Asad bin Javed.
What inspired you to take up modelling professionally?
I didn’t chose modelling, modelling chose me. I always wanted to become an actress-and God willing, I will be-but for now, I’m enjoying my current profession.
What do you feel are your strengths and weaknesses as a model?
Being able to stay true to myself and my steadfastness are my strengths as a model. I’m not sure about the weaknesses.
Do you have a fitness and beauty regimen?
To be honest, I don’t go to the gym. I eat a lot, but don’t gain weight thanks to a fast metabolism. As for my skin, I’m very particular about drinking at least six to eight glasses of water every day, along with moisturising my skin before bed.
How would you describe your personal style?
Bold and beautiful, yet classy
What do you think about the competition in your industry, and the relationship models have with each other?
My biggest and only competition is with myself, and my relationship with other models is really good. I’m friends with all my colleagues; everyone has always been very kind to me.
What do you consider the toughest aspect of your job and how do you overcome it?
Most people think that modelling is an easy job, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many difficult aspects to modelling, but the toughest according to me is when you aren’t in a great space mentally but have to pretend you’re good in front of the camera. However, being sincere to your job helps you deal with such situations gracefully. That’s what works for me.
Where do you hope to see yourself in the next five years?
I see myself improving my craft as much as possible. I believe Allah has big plans for me.
ft. Maryam Mahmood
Maryam Mahmoodâ€™s playful take on sarees will inspire you to create more space for them in your wardrobe. Making a solid case for the versatility of this timeless outfit, Maryamâ€™s poise and effortlessness add to our list of reasons to love sarees more than any other ethnic wear.