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Hailing from Himachal Pradesh, Mumbai-based Pankaj Sharma has an impressive folio and is poised to be the next big thing in Fashion — with sheer hard work, focus and realist attitude. So it's no wonder he's finalist in one of the most coveted pageants Glam Icon. In conversation with him.


''People often ask what attracted me towards modelling when I could have settled for a more stable career. Since the past year and a half, modelling has been a passion. I feel if we look for stability, we end our competitiveness there itself, and moreover modelling is actually working with your passion. If we take it seriously, we should not be worried about stability. So right now, I'm focusing on the opportunities I'm getting. Diversifying towards related careers is not a thought I wish to entertain right now. I will try to make myself grow in this field and then see where it takes me.


I am thankful for the great assignments that came my way. I have walked for Orion Fashion Week Bangalore and LICC Jeans and did shoots for Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru, LEVIS India and Air Srilanka in Columbo among others. Working with acclaimed names in Fashion always taught me so much, an experience that I cannot explain in mere words. I'm so thankful to them because it would have been impossible for me to do quality work without their support. Which is why I work hard on presenting the best of myself — I maintain a strict fitness regime and diet. Working out at the gym always helps me stay fit and I stick to my routine as far as possible Moreover, following a proteinaceous diet of eggs, chicken and oats helps in achieving fitness goals.


Today, I'm super excited that I'm a finalist at Glam Icon. During the initial auditions, I was both nervous and excited but when I was announced finalist, it was a dream come true. Because this is not just a pageant; it's a lifetime opportunity to take my modelling career to unparalleled heights. The training and grooming sessions by fashion's illustrious names like Shakir Shaikh means a lot. Its inexplicable; the exposure I will get is huge. So I feel really excited to be a finalist and hope I give my best at the finale on 23 August. I feel my qualities of consistency and hard work can go a long way in making me a winner. Other than this, I have some fashion shows, shoots and TVCs lined up. Stay tuned!''


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