Anaika Nair is one of the emerging faces in modeling. The Mass Media Studies student talks to Laysalaysa.com about her modeling inspiration and how she keeps herself fit for modeling.
Describe yourself in three words.
Why you choose Mass Media Studies?
You can have a really good scope in mass media, if you’re a creative person. I have my friends who were Bachelor Mass Media pass outs and are doing really well in their careers like copy-writing, advertising, etc. So there was a motivation. Also, mass media is only one of the backups I have since I’m also into modeling/acting and business.
What is your inspiration to become a model?
Adriana Lima! That lady never failed to impress me! I grew up watching her ramp shows. She is 35 now – but what a timeless beauty!
As a toddler, I was always fond of cameras and loved getting clicked! I always liked dressing up like a Barbie! My parents already knew what I would get into!
Right since my childhood days, I would watch Fashion TV and loved how every model dressed up and walked the ramp. My parents are pretty open minded and friendly, so I never had to think twice before getting into it!
How do you keep healthy and fit for modeling?
Right diet plan
And of course, Exercise.
I do yoga or at least meditate for a few minutes. I believe in being happy and positive throughout your life, because healthy mind means a healthy body. I have a diet plan that I follow correctly – prescribed by my nutritionist. And of course, exercise! I exercise at least 30 minutes- 1 hour everyday – cardio or weight training, according to my fitness schedule.
What qualities do you think are necessary to be a leader?
I believe one should feel like a leader himself. They should be confident, ambitious and hard working – shouldn’t be controlling or dominant. A leader should appreciate every team mate and should take critics in a positive way. They should know how to work as a team and should be a positive/fun person but lenient at the same time.
How do you define success?
Success is when you feel that you’ve achieved what you wanted. Success is not just being rich or having materialistic things. Success simply means you feel proud about yourself and there is no unnecessary pressure or burden. As they say, success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
How do you handle rejection?
I take both complements and critics in a positive way! I believe good days give you good memories and bad days teach you a lesson. Similarly, you grow up learning things and making mistakes. I take rejection as a pure motivation so that next time I give my 110% and work even harder.
Please elaborate your acting roles you have done so far.
I have almost 2 years of modeling experience but I have just started up with acting. I was never too much into Bollywood, neither was I a fan of Indian Cinema. But over the years, I have started to realize, acting could be a great career if given your best and with the right contacts. I will get into it professionally next year once I’m done with my graduation, until then it’s just learning acting and doing small projects.
Do you have any plans for any feature films locally and internationally?
No plans as of now, as I said I am doing too many things simultaneously. But yes, given a chance for a good role (provided other conditions), I’d definitely go for it.