We all know that people from the hills hardly exercise and we eat a lot of rice. For me, to be a model, that was a difficult part. To eat a lot of rice was definitely hard but over the years, I have realised that, you just need to push yourself, eat whatever you want and exercise a lot but of course try to eat healthy, because there are a lot of healthy options that we can eat. So now, my focus is on eating healthy and exercising a lot.
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Photographer Atul Kasbekar who once predicted that ‘Ketholeno Kense Vihienuo’ will become top model one day
Ace photographer Atul Kasbekar once mentioned that Naga girl ‘Ketholeno Kense Vihienuo’ has what it takes to make it big in the world of modeling. “She is so easy to shoot with,” he said. “She is extremely beautiful, fresh and exotic. She is a delicate darling,” is how Kasbekar described Leno who was entering the modeling world at that time. “She will become a top model one day,” he had said at that time.
Motivational Story – When Naga Girl ‘Ketholeno Kense Vihienuo’ made career in Modeling after graduating in Economics
Belonging to Nagaland’s tribe, Ketholeno Kense Vihienuo believes that modeling was not considered a respectable job in the conservative Naga society. Yet, as she grew up friends and family encouraged her to take up modeling because she was unusually tall and dusky for a Naga girl. “Modeling just sounded interesting to my young, adventurous mind. I honestly never thought I would get this far. Only in the year 2013 did I really pick up modeling as a career. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Getting some good work and interesting opportunities to work with talented people in the industry. I am grateful every day for the choices I’ve made.”
Being a techie with an engineering background, Manish Raisinghan says acting happened by accident. “I was picked by my seniors to participate in inter-college fashion show as they were short of one model and they chose me to fill in that gap and I happened to be selected as the best male model which somehow started my journey. It was never really a part of the plan. Acting was again an unplanned move. The opportunity not just came knocking but made sure I own it for life.
Born to doctor parents modeling happened to Manushi Chhillar by chance. It was a contest in Delhi’s AIIMS, where she was crowned Miss Campus Princess, that set the tone for her. After several modeling assignments for print ads, Chhillar found herself crowned Miss Haryana and later, standing at the altar of the fbb Colors Femina Miss India. “I didn’t even know how to do make-up and hair then,” she says.