There was a time when people would swoon over ramp models, but over the years, the magic seems to have faded. Industry insiders agree that the image of supermodels has diminished.
“I agree the image has somewhere faded away, partially because there are so many new faces that look great all the time now,” says Yana Gupta, model-turned-actress. Echoing the same sentiments, new generation model Sahil Salathia, says, “The craze and excitement in older times for models was exceptional, just comparable to that for actors and actresses. Model Milind Soman, who made it big in fashion, himself claims that in his time they had monopoly in the business. “I think models were big and were much better ‘in my days’— we had a monopoly on the business. Which now has become a regular and not so hyped profession,” he says.