Bhagoe is a freelance fashion model based out of Enschede,Netherlands.At the age of 17 Cherity participated in her
first beauty pageant and since has been a part of a number of pageants. In 2015
Cherity was the first runner up at the Raina Miss India Intercontinental held
in Costa Rica and earlier this year she was named Miss Charity at the Miss
Indian Beauty The Netherlands 2016.
IM: What was the influence
behind you wanting to join the modeling world? Cherity: When I was 16 I started working backstage for fashion
shows and photoshoots. Every time I saw all the gorgeous models doing their
thing I thought to myself I want to do the same thing! Then my mom entered a
beauty pageant. When I saw how much fun she had on stage, it gave me the courage
to also enter a beauty pageant. After that the modeling came by itself.
IM:And where you always
fashion conscious while growing up? Cherity: Funny question. While growing up my mom sometimes went crazy because of
me! I had to dress up 4 times a day, and I wanted different braids / pony tails
all day. My mom is a hairdresser, I loved it when she did my hair. I even woke
up earlier just so that she could braid my hair. When it was picture day on
school I always told my classmates: ‘A hairdresser did my hair!’
IM: What is the one moment of
your career that you are the most proud of? Cherity: The moment that I am most proud of, is the time I got
to walk a 30 meter long catwalk for the Royal Family of the Netherlands,
Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. This happened at the 200-years Kingdom
celebration in 2014. National director Miss Netherlands Universe / World, Kim
Kötter, asked me to walk along with ex-miss Netherlands title holders or
finalists. I talked about this for weeks! I was so nervous yet very excited to
walk for the royal family. At the end of the catwalk, where you stand directly
in front of our Dutch King and Queen, they gave us an approving look. Only 3
rows behind the royal family were my parents. All this, are once in a lifetimeopportunities!
IM:Can you describe what it feels like when you are
on the pageant stage? Cherity: That’s a difficult question. When I’m on stage, I
totally forget aboutanything else. I focus on myself, the judges and
the audience. That is theonly things that matter while on stage. I get to
walk in the most amazingevening gowns and traditional wear. I have worn
dresses from designers allover the world, it’s a princess feeling!
IM:What is the most valuable lesson you have learn
by participating inpageants? Cherity: The most valuable lesson is to always be yourself and
be comfortable in yourown skin. Never imitate anyone. It’s very
important to always be humble about your achievements and never forget who
helped you get where you are today!
IM:Are there any fashion models that you look up
to? Cherity: I look up to Aishwarya Rai. Not just because she is a
gorgeous woman andmade India proud as Miss World 1994. She does a
lot of charity work. At the 2014 edition of Miss World she got a price for all her
charitable work since being crowned Miss World. My parents always taught me that
if you can help, you should help! I have a tip jar at work and all the tips go
directly to Free A Girl. They help rescue young girls and women in forced
prostitution all over the world.
IM:Favorite designers? Cherity: Since I went to Costa Rica to represent India I have
been modeling for Dutch Indian fashion company named Muskurata Fashion.
Muskurata Fashion is ownedby Satish & Harpreet. Their clothing and
jewellery are affordable for everybody and they are always up to date on the
latest trends in fashion. They are absolutely my number one in the Indian
industry! For Western clothing I love to wear Guess. Their dresses and skirts
are form fitting, timeless and chique. Next to their amazing clothing Guess
also has the perfect bag to match every outfit!
IM: Can you describe your
ritual for staying in shape? Cherity: In this industry it is very important to be in good
shape at all times. I goto the gym at least 4 to 5 times a week.
Together with my trainers we work on staying in shape. This we do by
kickboxing, weight lifting and cardio. My family always thought that
kickboxing was for men only until they saw what a small waist I got from it.
It’s a full body workout. Next to working out a lot it is very important to eat
healthy, for body and skin! One cheat day every 2 weeks is okay!
IM:Any beauty secrets that you would like to share
with the readers? Cherity: I get a lot of compliments on my hair. People always
say that it’s so shiny.For that I only got one secret that a lot of
Bollywood stars use. Always wash your hair with lukewarm water. After washing
with shampoo, squeeze all the water out your hair to apply the conditioner.
This you also rinse with lukewarm water. Again, squeeze the water out your hair
and put some coldwater over your whole hair. This gives my hair so much shine,
that I don’t even have to use any oil! It gives me a healthy and very shiny
IM:Three things in your closet
that define your style? Cherity: You can describe my style as Comfortable and trendy.
I’m addicted to buyingshoes in all different colors. It’s easy to
match because I wear almost only black clothes. The top 3 things in my closet
are: my soft pink Nike Huarache, a high wasted midi-skirt, and not to forget a
perfect skinny jean by Levi’s.
IM:If you could bring back
fashion from a specific era, what time andplace would you choose? Cherity: ‘90s on the red carpet definitely!! You can see a lot
of the ‘90s in today’sstreet style. In the ‘90s women started wearing
two-piece outfits, the chocker necklaces, braids and lots of lace! Besides the
fashion I’m obsessed with deep berry lipstick, deep berry lips were a ‘90s
IM: Finally what are your plans
for the future? Cherity: Unfortunately I can’t tell you everything yet but I
have some very excitingnational and international projects coming up.
If it’s all set, you guys will be the first to know! For now I can only hope
for the best and focus on the future only!