Interview with Paris based Indian fashion
model Priya Sharma
By India Models 15/12/2019
Priya Sharma is a runway and editorial model
based out of Paris, France. Originally from|
Jaipur, Priya had done a little
bit of modelling in India before moving to France to pursue her studies. It was
there when she started taking modelling seriously and started modelling
Though still relatively new Priya Sharma is
rapidly making a place for herself in the Paris
Can you tell us a bit
about yourself and how did you get into modelling?
came to Paris for my Master in Finance, then I started searching ongoing
modelling opportunities. This world has welcomed me with good opportunities
because people are liking me so much as a model. So, it really happened quite
What do you love the most
Priya: I like the creativity and freedom it gives you.
In fashion, the constant and inextinguishable search for perfection and beauty
fascinates me. It's a lot of hard work,
but the people you work with are always talented and passionate, they basically
love what they do and this gives me a lot of energy.
You are currently based
in Paris. What has the experience been like working there?
Priya: Since I haven't really been a professional model
in India, I can't really compare and highlight the specificities of working
there. But what is immediately striking though, is that you live in a world
capital of fashion and you can feel that in many ways. Paris holds fashion
weeks 4 or 5 times a year, which means you have one fashion week every two or
three months and the fashion weeks are amazing, with dozens of shows and
miscellaneous events taking place daily all over the city. But beyond that, I
would say that fashion has in France a very special status that you probably
don't find anywhere else in the world, think of those names like Chanel, Yves
St Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Balmain, etc, all names that are making French
fashion universally known. So yes, there's definitely a different feel in
modeling in such a country.
Any advice for models
aspiring to model internationally?
Priya: The way you are looked at as a model differs a
lot depending on where you are and what are the local specificities in terms of
population. If you're Indian, you will much more be a rare thing in Paris or
Milan than you would ever be in London for instance. So if I have any advice to
give with regard to modeling internationally, it would be to explore what the
local market is and how interesting you may be as a model with regard to what
that market is looking for.
How would you describe
your personal style?
Priya: I'm not sure I'm in the right position to
describe myself with regard to modeling since a model really only exists in
other people's eyes. But if I go by what people says, I would be a rare mix of
sexiness and elegance, so I guess I can trust them on that!
Can you walk us through
your workout regime?
Priya: Well as I mentioned I am a finance student too;
Mostly I have shoots so it's not really easy to stay on a very healthy diet but
I always try to make some time in between my Personal and Professional life for
my sports (Gym).
What is your goal as a
Priya: Modeling for the most prestigious high couture
brands around the world is probably the dream of any fashion model in the world
from New Delhi to Singapore, Paris, Milan, London or NY. So, let me confess I'm
sharing that dream too.