Neha Dhupia mentors newbies in a quest to find Kingfisher’s next top model
Judge, mentor and anchor Neha Dhupia describes the Kingfisher Supermodel Hunt Season 2 as ‘a reality show without the drama,’ explaining that it was a challenge for her, to judge the latest bevy of professional, well-prepared girls. “Now I know what has changed, having been on both sides. The girls know exactly what they want and what they don’t want,” she quips, adding that she wouldn’t have dared to compete with the current crop.
The 13-episode series sees Dhupia mentoring the contestants through various tasks and mixing up the competition a bit. So, expect to see the models with animals, in water, or even standing on a four-inch rod, ‘in a silver swimsuit and looking hot because the glamorous profession also involves plenty of hard work,’ the model-actor tells us.
The hardest part of the show, Dhupia admits, was judging which girl might be on the Kingfisher Calendar. “What I look for is the right attitude — that is what separates a good supermodel from a fantastic one. How far one is willing to go. You need to be agile, active or seductive in turns. So not everyone is cut out for everything. That’s when mentoring kicks in,” she says, talking from experience.
Channel the diva
You can expect to see the ladies turn Miley Cyrus, get on a swinging ball and do a sexy version of Wrecking Ball. “You’ll see how amazingly they pull it off. I was very impressed,” she shares. Also catch the episode when they meet to convince their mentor that they are perfect PETA models. “It was not about being skinny but about the holistic look that PETA tries to promote by not eating meat. That was an interesting challenge and I look forward to seeing how it came out eventually,” she signs offs.
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