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From fests to fame

Participate, bag modelling contracts and get innumerable chances to showcase your talent reports Garima Upadhyay

education Updated: Feb 09, 2011 09:27 IST
Garima Upadhyay

Around a few months back she was just another girl doing her bachelor of business administration from IP University. Today, she is an established model who has worked for Maybelline New York, Art Karat, Mother Dairy and Usha.

Meet Shivani Singh, 19, who is really upbeat about her upcoming television commercial for Chevrolet Beat. “My participation in a fashion show as a part of IP University’s fest changed my life. It gave me more visibility,” says Singh.

Just two months into her modelling career, Singh recounts how she got noticed. “Had it not been for the fest, I would not have been here. It was at the fest that I was noticed by Glitz, a modelling agency, which promoted me without limiting my horizons,” she adds.

Strumming the right notes is Abhimanyu Singh Negi, guitarist for Abraxas, a Pune-based band which won Livewire Mood Indigo at IIT Bombay last year. “College fests provide a platform to play along with earning some cash. They also help in giving us an audience that may not be available otherwise. So, if you have it in you, don’t let the opportunity slip by. College festivals can be the perfect platform to give shape to your aspirations. After all, what can be more fun than following your dream and being rewarded for it too?”