Nitesh Pillai is a 20-year-old Indian-origin model who got his first break into the Australian fashion industry. Last week gave his first show in Australian Fashion Week 2021. He is a UNSW law student and lives in Sydney, Australia. His family is from Malaysia and India, he grew up in Sydney. He made his debut with the award-winning brand COMMAS on Tamarama Beach.
Nitesh began his modeling journey on TikTok and got his first break from there. Following this, a London-based agent contacted him after watching his videos and introduced him to their colleagues in Sydney. Later, the IMG modeling agency signed him. IMG is the leading modeling agency, with headquarters in New York and additional offices in London, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, and Sydney. Nitesh is unique in his way. However, being a dark-skin tone model he feels that the fashion industry is largely dominated by conventional beauty standards.
Nitesh in an interview with India Link tells about being the only South Asian student in his Marcellin college. And, how he stood and embraced his uniqueness without being shy about that. In the future, he wants to try acting and do a show in Milan or Paris. However, Nitesh is keen to work in the Indian Fashion Industry and represent dark skin tone people.