Sunny walked the ramp at the coveted fashion week on September 8 and looked resplendent as the showstopper in an ivory Archana Kochhar gown.
For the Mastizaade star, walking the ramp was a moment of getting back at her detractors, who never thought she could make it as a model.
"It was such an amazing feeling. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a model and when I turned 18, I tried. I was told I was too short, too fat, too commercial or they were just not interested," Leone told PTI in an email interview from New York.
"This is my big 'sc*** the negative people' moment because this too short, too fat, too commercial girl got to walk at New York Fashion Week," she said.
The 35-year-old actress opened the show for Ms Kochhar with much applause but admitted that she was scared of tripping on the ramp.
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At the show, acid-attack survivor Reshma Qureshi also walked the ramp for the Indian designer, who showcased her collection 'A Tale of Two Travels'.
Sunny said while she couldn't get time to meet other designers, she spent time with Reshma.
"I did get a chance to spend time with Reshma Quereshi and she is a doll. I wish her all the best in life and I admire her strength and determination," Sunny added.
"I always find it interesting, the ones doing the policing are not well dressed at all, and what I mean is mainly grooming aspects. So it's fine if they hate what I wear because I love it and I'm happy wearing it. Fashion is subjective to each and every one of us," she said.
The New York Fashion Week commenced on September 8 and will go on till September 15.
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