Sanghmitra Bhardwaj aka Maantyy
World Class Models Magazine would like to welcome amazing model Sanghmitra Bhardwaj aka Maantyy.
Name: Sanghmitra Bhardwaj aka Maantyy
Height: 172 cm
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Black
Bust (in inches): 86cm
Shoe size: 39
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Hobbies: Dancing (Classical Indian Dance, Contemporary), Reading non-fiction books, playing Badminton, swimming
Years modeling: 4-5 years
Countries visited: India, Nepal, France, Netherlands
Likes: Content Creation on ethical fashion, Meetups and networking with people who share similar interests as mine, Pet sitting.
Dislikes: Some people/brands not respecting the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors, Political instability, dishonesty
World Class Models Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
With a vision of becoming better day by day and travelling the whole world, I am from a small city in the north of India, Haldwani. Both my parents are doctors but I was always that one person in my family who made different choices by pursuing a career in varied fields like Computer science, Fashion Business and Finance. I am co-founder of two start-ups My Student GPS (Assisting students to find the right university) and Stylepeers (Supporting emerging and small fashion brands and promoting slow fashion).
World Class Models Magazine: Please tell us about your modeling experience.
I started my career as a model by being amongst the top 10 finalists in Miss India 2016. Later on, I got a chance to work as a model in India and to work with renowned designers like Hemant Trivedi, supermodel Alesia Raut and Indian ethnic wear brands like Manyawar and Mohey. In 2018 I walked for the prestigious Lakme Fashion Week. Later on in pursuit of better modelling opportunities and to further study and explore the subject on Fashion I decided to do masters in Fashion Business from the world’s top Fashion capital, Paris. Here I got an opportunity to do some shoots and runways for different ateliers and photographers and also walk the runway in Nuit Blanche. And amongst this, the biggest opportunity was to be a part of the World Class Models Magazine and get to work with Jean Marc and the fabulous atelier Etoffes et Silhouettes.
World Class Models Magazine: Have you done any modeling interviews before?
Yes, I have done a model interview before for the North-East India Style Magazine.. They had done a cover story on me and my achievements a few years ago. It was an amazing experience especially to get an opportunity to share my viewpoint to everyone. It was inspiring as those questions also helped me to understand myself better.
World Class Models Magazine: What made you decide to become a model?
When I was 7 years old I never really understood why I used to pose with expressions and dance in front of the mirror, when I was introduced to modelling it was a way for me to overcome my shyness, but while doing my first shoot I realized how the things I used to do as a kid are still relevant for me and it became a way to relive the moments from my childhood. Now I enjoy working as a model as it makes me feel alive and happy and this happiness is worth chasing.
World Class Models Magazine: How were you discovered?
It was through an audition for Miss India that I participated in just to get rid of my shyness, never did I know that it would be the start of an entirely unexpected journey for me as a model.
World Class Models Magazine: What is your favorite style of modeling and why?
My favorite modelling style is Glamour that involves both haute couture as well as lingerie. This is my favorite style as I get more opportunities in this style due to my body type. But, I am always open to new experiences and I have also tried conceptual style modelling like Boudoir noir, bodyscapes, etc as they have some intriguing factor attached to it.
World Class Models Magazine: Do you have agency or do you freelance?
I am a freelancer and I get modelling gigs via networking in fashion events and meeting talented individuals every step of my way. I did try to apply to various agencies but I never fit in their criteria's of selection and I personally don’t consider them diverse and inclusive in terms of the size and race of the models. I have done research to know more on this subject and it is in the process of getting published. It is available on SSRN research portal- Inclusion and Disruption- Strategic Implementation in Modelling Agency with insights from the Music Industry.
World Class Models Magazine: Which designers did you have a chance to model for?
I have been very lucky to have received an opportunity to work with a lot of designers. Jyoti Kashmiri, Hemant Trivedi, etc in India and Numaan Khan, Shanntyy, Guenaelle Debarnot. Guenaelle Debarnot a renowned French designer from Etoffes et Silhouettes has been the kindest and the most humble designer I have ever met. I got to work with her through her association with Jean Marc and the World Class Models Magazine. The fun part of it all was that despite the language barrier (me, trying to speak in my broken French) I could see that we had a very well-developed understanding.
World Class Models Magazine: Have you modeled in any fashion shows?
Yes I did model for fashion shows. I have been a part of the following runways- North- East India Fashion Weekend, Lakme Fashion Week, Nuit Blanche, Dehradun Fashion Week by Blenders Pride and Nexa.
World Class Models Magazine: Tell us about some of the photoshoots that you've done so far?
The photoshoots that I have done till date have helped me to develop my skills and keep improving with time. I have worked with people who encourage me during the shoot that always helps me to perform better.
World Class Models Magazine: What would you consider your biggest achievement as
a model so far?
My biggest achievement is my present and the experience to be associated with World Class Models Magazine.
World Class Models Magazine: How do you prepare for a photoshoot?
Before a photoshoot, I follow a skin prep ritual and ensure that my skin gets proper nutrients. I do yoga regularly to make sure my body size and weight remains the same as during fittings to avoid any last minute alterations. I also try to imagine myself in the outfits and practice in front of the mirror some poses that might be apt with the outfit.
World Class Models Magazine: Any modeling tips for girls that would like to model in your area?
I think the best tip would be to try and get opportunities to attend fashion shows, meet people there, and try to network with them and carry your model card which will allow them to contact you. And most importantly “watch and learn” the more you look at the editorials, runways with supermodels the more you can learn and grow to become a successful model.
World Class Models Magazine: Any video commercial or film experience?
No I do not have any experience in video commercial or film but I am open to these opportunities even when I work as a model and try to play different characters based on the outfits and what the designer seeks.
World Class Models Magazine: What is your personal fashion style?
My personal style involves comfort in all aspects. Boyfriend jeans with a beige colored crop top under a black vintage jacket is my go to look for almost every occasion. With comfort I sometimes also like to try traditional Indian outfits like my mother’s saree.
World Class Models Magazine: What would you like to accomplish as a model in 2021.
As a model, I would like to keep working towards my goals and aggressively chase my dreams and try to never miss out on a good opportunity.
World Class Models Magazine: What are some of your non modeling achievements?
Apart from modelling I achieved second position in the North Zone Badminton Championship in India and stood first in the state level swimming championship. I was also the university topper during my Computer Science Education. I also have a published research paper on Skin Cancer detection using Machine Learning.
World Class Models Magazine: Do you volunteer for any cause?
Yes, I have always been emotionally influenced for a cause that is deeply carved in my soul. It is about protecting animals. Back in India I took care of 10 stray dogs with the help of an association called World For All Animal Adoption. I adopted 5 stray dogs and they are taken care of in India and I sponsor their stay through the money I earn from modelling as well as part time jobs.
World Class Models Magazine: What would be your ultimate modeling dream job?
My ultimate model dream job will be to keep working and promoting emerging brands as well as brands with a vision towards sustainable ecosystems in the fashion industry. I want to continue working with fashion professionals who create a safe and nurturing work environment for the models.
World Class Models Magazine: Where can we learn more about your work?
Regarding my work I constantly update it on my Instagram. My username is @Maantyy.
World Class Models Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview. Interview by Jean Marc Cresson Editor in Chief of World Class Paris Fashion Week Magazine Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Models Magazine
Sanghmitra Bhardwaj aka Maantyy, World Class Models Magazine, Photographer : Jean Marc CRESSON, Designer Guenaelle Debarnot, CEO Étoffes et Silhouettes, Make up Artist Nathalie Mitrovic, Light Director Edoardo Matozza, location: Yoru Restaurant Paris
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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