Bio | Jantee Hazarika from Assam is a well known name in the fashion industry. She is a previous winner of Miss Northeast Diva 2014 and a finalist of Femina Miss India 2015. She has also been featured on the cover of Grazia India (March 2015). Most recently, she also graced the cover of Maxim India (September 2016).
Why did you choose to pursue modelling and were there challenges along the way?
Modelling happened to me by chance, after Miss India. But I am glad that it happened. Yes, I faced challenges both internally and externally. There is a constant pressure to meet a certain standard, and sometimes you tend to lose your personality, but by God’s grace, I am still going strong.
What is it about modelling that challenges you the most?
I guess the part where you need to emote what the concept demands of you, like movies we also have to get into roles to emote.
You have been on the cover of Maxim, Grazia etc. How was that experience?
The experience was amazing, I loved it. Be it the lights, the makeup, the concept. It’s more about the experience you gather working with people renowned in the fashion world that gives you a sense of accomplishment.
What are your thoughts on the Northeast modelling scenario?
Northeast is growing steadily but I guess there is a vast difference in the way it works out here and there. People need to understand that first.
Any advice for aspiring youth who want to pursue modelling professionally
Give it your best if you see yourself walking the ramp. Never give excuses. Always believe that you deserve what you are getting.
If there is one thing that you love to eat but can’t, what would that be?
I eat everything I like, but I make sure to hit the gym after that.
A book/movie that has inspired you
Your favourite travel destination
Everyplace I can be myself but Alaska is on top of the list
What is your beauty regimen before going to bed at night?
Good hydration means good skin, simple yet effective.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Wild, Independent and Fabulous
As told to Payel Bhattacharjee