Apoorva Nayak is a sure shot head-turner. Her infectious smile and curly locks are instant show-stealers. All of 19, this spunky girl already has a handful of beauty contest titles in her kitty like LSF magazine style icon 2015, Perfect Miss India first runner- up, Miss Navi Mumbai 2016 Girl of the Show to name a few. And she is quite the beauty with brains who when not setting the ramp on fire is busy completing her academic pursuits – an integrated course of Pharmacy and MBA from NMIMS. Bollywoodwallah caught up with this talented model for a tete-a-tete. Excerpts from our exclusive conversation.
Bollywoodwallah: How did modelling happen?
Apoorva: I won the Bombay Times fresh face in my junior college. From thereon my journey began. People started noticing me and one thing led to the other.
Bollywoodwallah: Always wanted to be a part of the glamour industry?
Apoorva: I didn’t really have any idea about it except for the fact that back when I was a kid I used to watch Miss India with my mother and wished to be there someday. So yeah, it was an innocent little dream that began materializing.
Bollywoodwallah: You have been a part of many beauty contests. Which one has been the most exciting one?
Apoorva: Frankly I cannot select one because each one was special to me as I got to learn and explore so much in every pageant. And each of them kept adding feathers to my hat or should I say crowns and sashes on me!(winks)
Bollywoodwallah: How has your family and friends in college reacted to your new found fame?
Apoorva: My family and friends have been my greatest support. Trust on me on this, I owe all my success to them be it coming with me to all destinations or cheering me up when I was down or even putting extra efforts just so that I could fulfill my dreams. And sweet is the taste of victory. Earlier people knew me as Vasant Nayak’s daughter and now they call my dad as Apoorva Nayak’s father.
Bollywoodwallah: Your father must be really proud of you then?
Apoorva: Yes, he is. Infact, the best compliment I have received till date was from my father who told me,”I am so proud to be your father,” when I won my first ever pageant.
Bollywoodwallah: What would you say are your strong points as a model?
Apoorva: I think I am a charmer. My strength is my passion and the dedication to excel in whatever I do.
Bollywoodwallah: What would you say is your best feature/ asset?
Apoorva: I think my face as it’s very expressive and my soft curls which are rare.
Bollywoodwallah: Is it taxing to manage both modelling and studies simultaneously. How do you do it?
Apoorva: YES definitely especially because I am pursuing pharmacy and MBA together.b But like they say where there is a will there is a way, I try to maintain a balance between the two and not mix it.
Bollywoodwallah: What are your future plans? Will you take up modelling professionally?
Apoorva: Yes. If I get nice offers then why not!
Bollywoodwallah: Any interest in films. Would you like to take up acting too?
Apoorva: If that’s written in my destiny then surely. I accept life as and when it comes
Bollywoodwallah: One Fitness tip you always follow?
Apoorva: Drink lots of water. It helps in overall wellness. Also keep a balance and never overdo anything or even underdo it. Balance is the key.
Bollywoodwallah: Your idol from the glamour world:
Apoorva: Deepika Padukone and Blake Lively
Bollywoodwallah: If you had to choose between Bollywood and an international fashion assignment which one would you go for:
Apoorva: Bollywood because no matter how modern or ambitious I get, I will always have the heart that beats for Indian cinema.
Bollywoodwallah: One man you would love to romance on screen:
Apoorva: Brad Pitt.
Name: Apoorva Nayak