with Mumbai Based Model
Jha Who Hails from Madhubani, Bihar
India Models 10/09/2019
Richa Jha is an
Indian model based in Mumbai, India. She was just 12 when she dabbled in
modeling, participating in school/college fashion events piqued her interest in
the fashion industry. Her unrelenting passion for modeling makes her stand out
from the crowd. She is also a content creator and a State Level Skater, who is
currently planning to publish her research work online which talks about how
beauty pageant aspirants are significantly helped by social media presence to
promote their career.
The best thing
about Richa is that you can see her untapping all her potential. In this
interview, we caught up with the cultivated and slender beauty Richa Jha by
IM: What 4 words describe you?
Richa: Multipotentialite, perceptive, intuitive and
IM: What are your hidden talents?
Richa: I am a
polyglot with an eidetic memory, also I can sing moderately well.
IM: Tell us about your education
Richa: I am a firm believer in post-secondary
education, as it really helped me to dabble with different disciplines. I have
a Master’s degree in Electronic Media from University of Mumbai, before that,
my bachelor's degree was in Journalism and Mass Communication from Lovely
IM: What is your greatest strength, as a model?
Richa: My greatest strength as a model would have to be
my versatility. I enjoy doing lots of different things, it exposes me to a lot
of new ideas and opportunities.
IM: What is that one thing you wish to protect?
Richa: Disappearing languages! I think language holds
the key to our history & it is important to keep them relevant. Personally,
I make sure to speak in my native language- ‘’ Maithili’’ whenever it is
needed. Speaking in the Maithili language makes me feel refreshed & it
creates a visceral sense of homey feeling.
IM: Are you modeling full-time or are you balancing it with any other side
Richa: At the moment, I am trying to balance modeling
and content writing and enjoying the best of both worlds. I strongly believe
having a side hustle is great, it allows me to pursue a passion that I don't
get to explore much and allows me to network with people in a new career field.
IM: Share a piece of advice for aspiring models
Richa: Don’t compromise your limits! No one can push
you into things that you don’t want to do. As a model, I have my limits. If I
don’t want to do bold shoots, I make it clear to tell them No! And a reasonable
photographer is always fine with it.
IM: Is there anything that you do to kind of psych yourself up before a
Richa: I start by prioritizing positive thoughts! Also,
I make sure to exercise in the form of Roller skating, it's easy on my body and
a fun way to workout. If you're trying to psych yourself up before a
photoshoot, go out to skate, it will help you feel pumped up.
IM: Today social media is a game-changer. Do you think it is helping you
in your modeling career?
Richa: Yes, definitely! Social media is a very powerful tool that lets me
connect & network with creative artists, it is helping me build my personal
brand. I simply cannot underestimate the power of social media networks in
elevating modeling career.
IM: How you handle negative comments on social media?
Richa: As a model, you are often under scrutiny and in
a world of digital anyone can say anything. So, I keep in mind to let things
go, make sure to respond calmly by defusing stress.
IM: What’s invisible in the modeling industry but you wish people could
effort that goes behind every carefully cultivated look. Often lots of
retouching, props, lighting equipment, and a whole glam team is involved to get
that perfect looking shot. It takes time, planning, money, team to actually
bring that impeccable look.
IM: What ridiculous stereotypes you get to hear as a model?
Richa: So many that need to go away, I am always
surprised at how others react when I tell them that I've never smoked and
tasted alcohol. People need to understand that modeling is a career choice,
just like any other career, managing looking flawless despite having hectic
weekends, casting calls is not an easy task.
IM: Is make-up a chore or delight?
Richa: For me, it' a bit of both. It is a chore for me
when I feel lazy and delight for me when I feel artistic.
IM: Do you have any exciting projects lined up that you can tell us about?
Richa: You will know if anything rousing happens.
IM: Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped
get you to where you are?
Richa: My family, close friends, and my tenacity are my
rocks. I feel deeply grateful for everything they do for me.
|Richa Jha is on Instagram