Half Indian-part Icelandic Angela Johnson has been chosen the winner of the reality TV show, Hunt For The Kingfisher Calendar Girl. The model, who still has an Iceland passport, was selected from a total of 15 contestants, after a grueling shoot in Kochi.
Talking about her Indian connect she says, “My dad met my mum in Mumbai. They settled here in India. I love being half Indian, it’s like having the best of both worlds.”
She got into the hunt on the suggestion of a friend from Bangalore. “I was told that the show was almost like a crash course in modelling. So I auditioned in Bangalore and got through,” she says.
The winners of the hunt were picked taking into consideration a combination of factors including daily tasks and their conduct during long shoots. “Some of the worst and toughest moments for me were towards the end of the competition. The bar was raised with each task, and you had to do your best with each one or you would be eliminated. At times we were tired and shooting was the last thing we wanted to do. But you give your best because of the desire to win,” she states. The show is aired on NDTV Good Times.
So what got her the crown? “I believe that confidence, poise, gracefulness and an ability to push myself and think out of the box is what helped me win the crown.” Her next plan is to move to Mumbai to fulfill her modelling dreams. “I am currently learning Hindi as it’s a must here. It’s also something I really want to learn.” And Bollywood may follow, she says. “The movies are definitely something I'm interested in, but a little down the line. I believe when the time is right, things will happen.”