Where there is a will there is way, Somya Thakur a wheelchair model and a postgraduate MBA IT and Telecom from Panjab University is proving it. Physical limitation can’t limit the person. But it has been proven wrong by differently abled girl Somya Thakur who believes that there is an unaware ability in every person. Somya was invited to participate in World Longest Fashion Show which held December 23 and 24, 2018 at Mahabalipuram, Chennai. She represented as one of the models for the Shalini Visakan. This fashion show was an event by Niranthra Creations along with vibes 360, brand runaway, title partner Dream Zone and show director Dhiman Entertainments. The fashion show had 357 designers, 1,208 garments and 154 models taking part in it. It went on for 25 hours and 10 minutes non-stop and finally achieved a unique record of the longest fashion show. Somya presented herself as star of the show. Her confident drive and style on the ramp made the audience to hoot and applaud for her.
Somya when asked how she got this great opportunity, said, “I wanted to do something like this but I was not able to find the right way and as there are less opportunities for differently abled, there was not a lot that I could do. I contacted Shalini asking if she has any work for me, she asked for my picture, I mailed and finally she called me and invited me for the show. It was a my dream come true moment. When asked what she plans in coming time, Somya said, “I am hoping and willing to work in the fashion line and want to inspire more people.” While you were growing up, was there any negativity surrounding you? My family always supported me and helped me overcome my doubts. But sometimes negative comments of my relatives demotivated me which let me down but with the motivation I got from my parents I managed myself. Were you nervous before the ramp walk? Yes, I was but eventually I felt confident and when I went on the ramp I got so much applause from the crowd. There was so much applaud which made me feel special and confident. Why you chose to modeling? It was my dream to do something spontaneous and inspirational. I wanted to inspire people that even though I am physically not able to do modeling, everything can be achieved if one believes in herself. May be, some person can get inspired by me and do the unbelievable.
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