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Attitude ’09

fashion-and-trends Updated: Dec 16, 2008 20:59 IST

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The year’s speed-driving to an end. There hasn’t exactly been a rush of hot new faces and bods on the modelling circuit.
So, who will slay you with looks and that ‘it’ factor.. now called ‘attitude’?

Atul Kasbekar clicks and picks the top three who will rock, waltz and salsa next year. Rochelle Pinto takes notes...

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Top selling point: She has an exotic quality stemming from her Assamese-Maharashtrian heritage which makes her almost Nefertiti-like.

Her best feature: Her exotic face. She isn’t your typical smiley model, so her photographs always have an effortless elegance. Also, she is one of those rare people who has no bad angles.

Her weak spots: She has to be handled with care. When she gets in an uncomfortable situation, she tends to go on the defensive.

What next?: She wants to enter Bollywood and will soon start formal training in acting.

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Top selling point: Unlimited energy and that comes through in his pictures. Plus he’s very hardworking and has no la-di-dah airs about him.

His best feature: Women are attracted to his rugged but boyish charm. He has a disarming smile that reveals he’s not conscious of his looks.

His weak spots: He’s very interested in Bollywood right now but needs to get his accent and diction right.. since he is more comfortable in English.

What next?: He will soon be sharing screen space with Katrina Kaif in a commercial.

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Top selling point: She’s a lovable nutcase. When shooting, she goes into a zone where she could be singing one moment and dancing the next.. but that gives us a super variety of images. She also has that ability to manoeuvre a photographer into her world.. so she’ll always land up looking great, no matter what the brief for the photo-shoot maybe.

Her best feature: She’s almost six feet tall.. yet she doesn’t have an imposing physicality. She has that slender frame to carry off clothes with ease.

Her weak spots: If a photographer wants a very specific image and puts down strict rules, forget it. She’s very flexible and so doesn’t work well with instructions.

What next?: She’s another starlet in the making and is currently reading scripts till she finds the right one.