Abhishikta S Shetty of Karnataka on 19 January 2014 was crowned as the Miss South India 2014 at the Le Meridien in Coimbatore, and this beauty talks to Merry Brains.
How old are you and where are you from?
I am 22 years old and basically from udupi, mangalore.
How did you start modeling?
Initially I started after winning the miss mangalore 2012 1st runner up title.
What was your first big break in the industry?
Winning the miss south india 2014 crown.
What has been your favorite job so far?
I recently started working as a software engineer and been a part time model so there hasn’t been much of other areas to explore. Comparing these two I definitely choose modeling as my favorite. Well I can’t call modeling as a job since it’s always been my passion. So, it’s something that makes me happy.
What is your dream modeling job?
There are many dream modeling jobs that I want to pursue but specially I would love to be a brand ambassador of lakme and some day walk for Manish malhotra.
How do you deal with all the traveling required to be a model? How do you cure tiredness?
Well initially it’s difficult but as time passes by you get used to all the traveling. Once I am at work I give my full dedication no matter it includes lack of sleep. But once I am back home I relax by getting good sleep, get a foot massage and by next day I’m back in good form.
When you’re not busy modeling, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I love to shop, spend time with friends, watch a movie, social networking.
If you weren’t a model, what would you want to do?
I would definitely be a human resource recruiter or if not that maybe get in to politics.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
Goa! All time favourite.
What’s your favorite snack?
Favorite snack includes flavored yogurt, oranges, almonds
What beauty tips do you swear by?
I believe that key to look beautiful is having a beautiful skin so I make it a point to keep my skin radiant by drinking lots of water and moisturizing it regularly.
Cleanse,tone and moisturize my face every twice a day. Removing your makeup before going to bed is a must. To be healthy never skip your meals.
Who do you aspire to be like? As successful as?
I cannot name one particular person because there are many women I look up to like Angelina Jolie, scarlet Johnson, Aishwarya rai bachchan.
Tell us something little known about you. (i.e embarrassing moments, favorite food, silly obsessions
My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I cannot go a day by skipping it. Having a good breakfast makes me happy.
I love vanilla yoghurt a lot. I believe yoghurt is very healthy and yummy as well.
As a person I’m very adjustable and independent. I am kind of shy and reserved until I get to know you well.