Likes to read fiction, autobiographies, bills+ anything else that has text on it and is legible; likes to knit, paint, and collect shoes- has about 110 pairs; likes to window shop at jewelry stores; loves Sushi & ghar ka khana- is a good cook; studied fine art at school and fashion design at Pearl Academy of Fashion; loves Delhi parks; is 5’10”; is currently reading The Ramayana Series by Ashok Banker; is formally trained in Bharatanatyam & Kathak; knows nothing about fashion blogs but promised to check the night we talked.
I was an introvert at school..most of my time was spent either in the library or in the painting room. I also stood back in the line at school because I was the tallest. There is a connect? Anyway, it was ridiculous!
I like modeling because it allows me to travel..see new things..meet new people. I traveled to places like Ecuador, Zambia, Cannes..places I never thought I’d see.
I am biased about Delhi- was born and brought up there. I think it gives one more freedom and space. It is more culturally inclined. And the most you can sit in a jam is 45 minutes and not 2 hours.
I like the idea of modeling for personal reasons..like doing it for a friend maybe. I have done it for 9 years now. After a point there’s everything you’ve done…challenges get over. So once you’re done with all that, and the moment it starts becoming a job, it’s time to move on. I would love to do something in design and art, not clothes. I’d like to get back to maybe studying art again. In a year I’m shifting base to LA.
On the ramp
I’ve fallen many times! My worst fall was at Wills about 2 years ago. It was an acrylic ramp with rose petals and all. And I just fell. Many girls fell…it was like a chain reaction.
It always happens – one wrong step..ankle twist..stiletto comes off – you fall! People are used to watching it or are expecting it? Many in the audience find it hilarious…but it’s not. So you get up and walk on with a blank face or a smile. And later photographers ask each other did you get it? Did you get the fall? It’s no big deal.
Neha Kapur, 27. Fashion model | Miss India ’06. She is mad about Tolkien, and her favorite film is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.