How photogenic are you?
Everyone in the world is concerned with how photogenic his or her face is. This fact hesitate everyone at least once in his or her life. When I was a teenager, I used to shy a lot in front of camera. The reason was that I found myself not so photogenic. The fact was that I had quite chubby cheeks and though I look fatty among my all friends in the picture. At the age of 17, I tore off all my pictures because I did not want anyone to look at those ugly pictures because my siblings used to irritate me a lot about my chubby looks. I was not fat but, was not skinny as well. One day one of my drama teachers called me upon and asked to perform on stage in upcoming drama competition. I was shocked and thought for a second that a teacher is being insane. How can she select me upon others? I said I am fat! She laughed and said no you are not. You have not looked on fat people yet, you are healthy, and that is good. I do not want any skinny actor for the play.
I was confused and tried to understand what she is trying to say. She asked me to sit and explained me that there is nothing in the world that measures how photogenic your face is. It is all about angles that suit you best. That honestly increased my self-confidence. I took part in the play and performed well. After some times when I was in college, a modeling contest was held, my friends forced me a lot to take part with them, although I was interested my heart was saying inside to say yes but, I still had a little hesitation about my looks that whether I would look good or not. Finally, I took part and won the contest. That was the best day of my life not just, because I won but, because I overcame with my hesitation.
You would not believe that after passing my graduate I chose the modeling as my career. Today I can proudly say that I am one of the leading Pakistani fashion models that are not skinny. You will be thinking that I am lying: how a person who is not photogenic at all can rule the modeling world? Your curiosity is right. Here I would like to confess that I did not become a model that easily. I had worked a lot on my looks, on my self-confidence and yes on my eye-capturing portfolio!
So if you’re one of those willing to become a model and have failed just because of your looks pull up your socks start working rather than complaining. To become a model in Pakistan or in anywhere in the world you have to put all your efforts and believe me these efforts are not wasted as I am the perfect example myself. If anyone asks me for the modeling, the tips I answer ‘first build yourself, then your career’!