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Meet the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt modelling hopefuls

Last updated on: November 3, 2009 12:01 IST

Meet the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt modelling hopefuls

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Courtesy www.ndtvgoodtimes.com

They're young, they're bold and they're beautiful -- and one of them is going to land a plum modelling assignment that may well catapult her into the limelight of the fashion world.

Here's a first look at the lovely ladies participating in The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2010 -- and battling it out in bikinis!

Anjali Lavania

My age: 27 years

My height: 5'9.5"

My best asset: Long legs

My worst asset: None

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I hate hypocrites and love people who are warm and full of life.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: I want to work with the best of the best.

I can make my photo work by: Being confident

My favourite pose is: I like being innovative.

The secret of my abs is: Yoga

Cellulite and I are: On different continents

I lose weight by: Eating light and yoga

First thing I have in the morning is: Amla and aloe vera juice

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Meditate

For me the perfect man is: Well-travelled, cultured, witty, successful, confident

If I were on a dream date I would cook: Lasagne

My favourite bikini moment was: In Hawaii, boogie-boarding with giant whales.

You can nominate your favourite contestant to feature in next year's calendar. Simply tune in to NDTV Good Times on Fridays at 10 pm to watch the auditions and participate in the voting process.


Photographs: Courtesy NDTV Good Times
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Arlette Evita Grao

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My age: 20 years

My height: 5'6.5"

My weight: 52.5 kgs

My best asset: My eyes and my hair

My worst asset: My hips

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? An honest person with a strong character attracts me and I dislike just the opposite.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: It's been a dream and I know I will go far.

I can make my photo work by: Working it in my favour.

The secret of my abs is: Will know once I have them.

Cellulite and I are: Enemies

I lose weight by: Still trying to figure it out.

First thing I have in the morning is: Warm water

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Fit in snug between my sheets.

For me the perfect man is: There's no such thing as perfect. So being the realist that I am, I will settle for the flaws.

If I were on a dream date I would cook: Hey, why would I work on a dream date?

My favourite bikini moment was: Haven't found one yet -- looking forward to many with KF.



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Carla Dennis

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My age: 24 years

My height: 5'8"

My weight: 50 kgs

My best asset: Eyes and hair

My worst asset: Feet

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I like open-minded people who are spontaneous, funny, and treat everyone as equals. I like people who are loyal and dignified.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: I believe that my destiny lies in modelling and acting. I have a fun and spontaneous outlook towards life and I am able to socialise with people. I believe that modelling is a form of art, regardless whether it's fashion or a swimwear shoot and we should celebrate this art form.



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Hema Sadasivan

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My age: 21 years

My height: 5 feet 8.5 inches

My weight: 52 kgs

My best asset: My smile, my eyes and long legs

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I dislike arrogance and I like honest people.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: It has quality, glamour and is the best swimsuit calendar in India.

I can make my photo work by: My attitude, my eyes and my smile

I lose weight by: I am naturally thin.

First thing I have in the morning is: Watermelon or any citrus juice

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Remove my makeup

For me the perfect man is: One who doesn't farce and is not a 'wannabe' kind.

If I were on a dream date I would cook: With Arjun Rampal

My favourite bikini moment was: When I shot my portfolio with Haider Khan.



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Himarsha Venkatsamy

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My age: 25 years

My height: 5'8"

My weight: 56 kgs

My best asset: My face

My worst asset: None

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I dislike arrogant and selfish people. I like caring and fun people.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: I represent the brand of Kingfisher that is fun, sexy and adventurous.

I can make my photo work by: Getting into the character and understanding the concept of the shoot.

The secret of my abs is: Laughing

Cellulite and I are: Not friends

I lose weight by: Being active, multitasking and saying 'no' to junk food.

First thing I have in the morning is: A good stretch and a cup of coffee.

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Rub my feet together against the sheets.

For me the perfect man is: Intelligent, educated, loving, caring, sexy

If I were on a dream date I would cook: A chocolate fondant with strawberries and bananas

My favourite bikini moment was: Really embarrassing. It involved a massive wave knocking me off my feet and leaving me breathless and topless!



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Medha

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My age: 20 years

My height: 5'5"

My weight: 50 kgs

My best asset: My eyes, my skin, my collar bones

My worst asset: Yet to figure that one out.

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I respect good human beings, Patience and sensitivity appeal a lot to me.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: Because I am the right choice -- I have all the qualities of a winner!

I can make my photo work by: A pout!

The secret of my abs is: Eating healthy and the right workout

Cellulite and I are: Poles apart

I lose weight by: Having a good sleep, running and eating home-cooked food

First thing I have in the morning is: Water

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Wash my face

For me the perfect man is: Affectionate, intelligent, and simple

If I were on a dream date I would cook: Pasta

My favourite bikini moment was: A shoot which I did for Femina.



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Meryem Ali

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My age: 19 yrs

My height: 173 cm

My weight: 52 kgs

My best asset: My skin

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I like honest people.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: I want publicity.

I can make my photo work by: Cooperating with the photographer

The secret of my abs is: Sit-ups

Cellulite and I are: Enemies

I lose weight by: I would rather maintain my weight.

First thing I have in the morning is: Coffee or tea

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Watch TV and read

For me the perfect man is: Someone with a great personality and he must be taller than me.

If I were on a dream date I would cook: A chocolate dessert



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Nidhi Sunil

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My age: 22 years

My height: 5'6"

My weight: 49 kgs

My best asset: My skin colour

My worst asset: My height

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I am not choosy.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: I have everything that is required to be on it.

I can make my photo work by: Being comfortable

Cellulite and I are: Frenemies

I lose weight by: Yoga and swimming

First thing I have in the morning is: Water

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Read

For me the perfect man is: What perfect man?

If I were on a dream date I would cook: If I were on a dream date, I wouldn't have to cook!

My favourite bikini moment was: On a rock



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Pooja Pradhan

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My age: 24 years

My height: 5'7"

My weight: 49 kgs

My best asset: My toned body

My worst asset: None

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I like attitude, style and good communication skills.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: I have what it takes to be a calendar girl.



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Seep Taneja

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My age: 20 years

My height: 5'8"

My weight: 50 kgs

My best asset: My eyes

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I like good looks, a good voice and great communication skills. I dislike overconfidence, arrogance and disloyalty.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: My mom wants me to be one.

I can make my photo work by: Smiling

The secret of my abs is: I don't have them.

Cellulite and I are: Enemies

I lose weight by: I never gain weight.

First thing I have in the morning is: Green tea

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Listen to some good music

For me the perfect man is: Someone very caring, understanding, romantic, loving

If I were on a dream date I would cook: Maggie noodles, because it just takes 2 minutes.

My favourite bikini moment was: When I wore it for the Kingfisher Calendar auditions.



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Tara D'Souza

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My age: 22

My height: 5'6"

My weight: 54 kgs

My best asset: My hair and my feet

My worst asset: My thighs

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person?: I like open-minded, fun-loving and caring people. I hate hypocrites.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: It's the best. I want it real bad.



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Terushka Venkatsamy

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My age: 28 years

My height: 5'6.5"

My best asset: My vivacious personality, eyes and legs

My worst asset: My left middle finger, because my elder brother bent it when we were young.

What qualities do you like or dislike in a person? I like honesty and dislike mean people.

I want to be a KF Calendar girl because: I am a vivacious, sexy female who believes that she BEST encapsulates the brand.

I can make my photo work by: My energy

The secret of my abs is: The plank

Cellulite and I are: Best friends

I lose weight by: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

First thing I do in the morning is: Stretch

The last thing I do before going to bed is: Skype my family, in case I am out of town

For me the perfect man is: Ambitious, charismatic, handsome, adventurous, tall

If I were on a dream date I would cook: Sushi

My favourite bikini moment: It's always the end product.



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