TNP New Face 2016: Shwetaa Rai
Shwetaa Rai, 19
Communications student at SIM University
Shwetaa wants to tell her younger self to never neglect her family.
She said: "I wish I realised this earlier because I didn't spend a lot of time with my family when I was in my early teens. As I grew older, I realised I created a barrier between my family.
"Yet, they stuck by me. Whether it's the good, bad or ugly, the only people who will constantly stick by you is your family."
Who do you admire most?
As cliched as it sounds, I admire my parents the most. No matter how difficult the circumstances, they handle everything with a calm and positive mind.
They never let struggles get the better of them. They inspire me to do everything with my very best and to never let anything pull me down.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself having a stable job in the modelling or fashion industry, having a beautiful family and most definitely being happy.
What is your biggest insecurity?
My skin, but I feel a bit more comfortable now because I realise nobody is perfect. This is just my imperfection and I'm just going to flaunt it rather than cry over it.
What do you hope to gain out of New Face 2016?
I hope to gain confidence and feel more comfortable in my own skin.
Being in New Face so far, I've learnt that beauty has no specific name and shape. Everyone has their own beauty, different from the rest.
I also hope to forge many more friendships with the other finalists.
Who do you look up to for style tips?
Shay Mitchell (Canadian actress from US TV series Pretty Little Liars). She's my favourite fashion icon.
I feel the way she presents herself not only radiates confidence and originality but also her character and mindset. She's trendy yet so authentic which is something I really admire and want to follow.
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