Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia, who represented India at the Miss Universe pageant in 2002, says modelling is not a brainless profession but a job that needs a lot of 'hard work'. (Also Read: Neha Dhupia, Gul Panag Pray for Safety After Earthquake Hit North India)
Challenging the people's common perception about models, Neha said that modelling involved a lot of hard work since models were also employed as practicing dentists and lawyers and had corporate jobs.
"It is a myth that modelling is a brainless profession. We have girls here who are dentists, lawyers, girls who are doing corporate jobs and working in tech companies. It is a lot of hard work, long hours and everyday you have a new boss," Neha told IANS in an interview here.
The actress is an anchor on the Kingfisher Supermodels 3 show where she also mentors 10 supermodels who battle it out through 20 episodes of tasks and challenges.
"It is not a great place to be but having said that, there is a lot of adulation. If you are good at what you do, it is a great place to be. It is competitive, cut-throat like everything else. Get into it only if you are fully ready," said the actress.
"If you want to get into modelling, be professional, work on your positives, conceal your negatives and keep at it. Don't come with pre-conceived notions. Imperfections are beautiful," she added.
"Even if you think that you cannot be model because there is something wrong, just get into it. You have models in New York who have taken the modelling industry by storm, there is a girl who has discoloured skin patches but still she is everywhere! It is about owning yourself," she said.