Having the faith to do something is the only way to succeed in life. Munazza Sabuwala from Pune is a content creator and professional model who is trying to reach heights with her efforts. Munazza is 22 and she grew up watching fashion shows. She always wanted to do something related to it. In the interview, Munazza told that when an opportunity knocks at her door she could not resist denying it.
“Initially I used to always watch Gigi Hadid and Kendal Jenner & wish to walk on the Ramp. So one day when I got the offer I could not resist it. And that is where it all started. From there onwards I kept getting offers for shoots and ramp walks. I even started to go to events as a show stopper.”
Munazza mentioned that her parents were not at all supportive of her decision. They still continue to ask her to leave modeling even after being in the industry for 5 years. She feels that a person should continue doing whatever they want irrespective of what others think.
“I feel that a lot of women around the world would be facing the same issue but I would always recommend them to stick to the job they love and not seek any validation for it from anyone.”
As mentioned above, Munazza is also a content creator. So if not modeling then she would have taken up content creation as her full-time profession. Apart from modeling, her interest lies in learning new things. She is an avid reader as well. Currently, she is learning Spanish, as she loves to learn different languages. When asked about financial stability, Munazza says,
“Currently I am myself working in a 9-5 job and also doing modeling assignments.
But, I feel after a few years of experience and learning I would like to get into modeling and content creation completely.”
Munazza, being in the industry for more than 5 years, has faced a lot of criticism and rejections. She feels these are just a part of life and one should know how to deal with them. Adding to which she says,
“Yes, I did (get criticisms)! I feel that we all face criticism at some point in our life. The best way to handle it is to be unbothered by what others have to say about whatever you do! I follow the rule to go with my instincts and be carefree. I have faced rejections several times from job interviews to trial shots for brands. But I’ve always considered them as a chance to improve and improvise. I feel one cannot grow without facing rejections.”
Throwing light on the current fashion trends of the modeling industry, Munazza says,
“I am actually quite happy that fashion trends nowadays are very flexible. We don’t need to stick to a style. We can mix and match and choose what goes with the theme of the shoot.”
Munazza aspires to work with Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi in the future. Speaking about implied nudity in the modeling industry, Munazza said that there is nothing wrong with it. It is an art that a photographer captures which is very beautiful in itself.
“Implied nudity is just what it sounds like in photos where nudity is suggested but the viewers can’t see precisely how undressed the model is. There are no naughty bits on show, only a carefully constructed intimation towards their presence. And I think that is the beauty of implied nudity!
The article was originally in the September Edition of the WMH India magazine.