Shardul Pandey Talks To Neetasha Singh

I welcome you Neetasha at, please tell our netizens about yourself.

From Humble begins, Born and raised in Phoenix surrounded by poverty and drug abuse, I have mastered the art of creating my own opportunities, I have to date traveled and Modeled across 29 countries, I have modeled for Malawi Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week London, SA Fashion Week.

Ever since the tender age of 3 I have desired being on stage whether it be modeling acting or dancing, my burning Passion has kept me on and off stages as a professional model for the past 13 years, my very first pageant was Miss Teen India SA at the age of 12, where I was the 2nd runner-up. I have recently got back from a modeling contract in India where I have had the privilege of meeting and networking with Bipasha Basu, Veena Malik ,Taz Singh , to name a few.

I am a qualified Accountant by profession with a degree in Taxation and am currently completing my CTA Honors, it’s a very weird combination as many put it. I have also been award the Sir Abe Bailey Scholarship to the United Kingdom in 2010 based on academic achievement and leadership qualities,I have represented SA in UK parliament discussing South African issues and finding opportunities through diversity, The only Model to have ever be awarded this travel scholarship I regard it as one-off my most valued achievements, breaking barriers and stereotyping.

I have acted in 3 local movies, “Bombay Duck”,”Tokolosh” and have sadly been edited out the local blockbuster ’31 Million Reasons’. I guess you win some and lose some. I have also featured in American Big Screen Movie ‘”Dominion” I have also anchored for Eastern Mosaic, 1KZN Tv and Saffron Tv as well as featured on various different South African TV Shows.

I have featured in International magazines such as Model View, Vogue India, Deb India, Lipstick Red, I have modeled designs by Vikram Phandis, Swapnil Shinde, Dax Martin, Thula Sindi , Varun Bahl? Mr Price and many other fashion houses. I have several years experience in Ramp modeling, advertisement shoots, editorial, glamour, lingerie and swim wear. I am also the brand Ambassador of Done Couture and Hair & Beauty Unlimited in Durban.

My recent venture is a mind blowing opportunity open to South African aspiring models, we have created a didactic experience which I believe is a once in a life time happening, I currently host Model Bootcamps for all aspiring models.

Describe yourself in three words.

Passionate, Ambitious, Blessed

What languages do you speak?

English, Zulu

How would you describe your personality?

Very Happy, Bubbly, Great Sense of Humor. Assertive , ambitious. Commanding and a Dominant Women.

How would you describe your style?

Edgy very high Fashion, Retro.

Consider anything and everything from color to historical eras?

Black, Pinks & bright pinks.

Can you sum up your style in three words?

Trendy, Style setter, fresh

What’s your most memorable shoot?

Shooting inside a Waterfall

What kind of shoots would you like to work on in the future?

Bikini, more artistic, High end , Bold

How would you describe your professional interests?

I enjoy every aspect off the Entertainment Industry, socializing and meeting New celebs

What do you think, Is it important to attended fashion modelling courses?

Yes very.

Does they really help newbies to get a foothold in Fashion Industry?

Yes, it helps you gain experience in all aspects off the Industry & trains you on what’s expected.

Is there anything you want to change about yourself?

I push myself to Hard.

What kind of modeling are you interested in and why?

Ramp, Bikini & High Fashion.. My comfort zone is best suited in these Sectors.

Do you have any other experience in the fashion industry (like writing photography etc.)?

I am a model Trainer.

Describe the atmosphere when you’re on a shoot?

Excitement, passion, anything is done to capture the perfect shot.

Do you have any limitations? Would you model any kind of clothing at all?

All – Except Nude.

What are your strengths? And what are your weaknesses?

My Strength Determination. Weakness_ Push myself to hard at times.

Describe the ideal work environment for you.

Professional, comfortable, Fun & Quality

What makes a stylish lady or man? Is there a difference?

Confidence , applies to male & female.

Who are some of your favorite fashion photographers?

Gareath Barcley, Kjd Photography

What’s your favorite outfit from your own closet?

Black leather tights, tang tops

Do you have a favourite clothing item, and if so what is it and why?

Jewelry, it makes anything you wear look claSsy & fabulous.

Who are some of your favorite models and designers?

Candice Swanepole, Tayra Banks _ Designers: Varun Bahl, Thula Sindi, Vikram Fandus,

Do you shop online?

I hate shopping online, Its always the complete opposite of what you see on the Internet.

Where do you generally like to shop?

I shop at Zara, Top Shop, Forever new, all london styled clothing.

What’s your beauty regime?

Bio Oil before I sleep. And drink tons of Water

What’s your take on size zero?

Its over rated, think a little curve is sexy!

What do you think to be the easiest way to look pretty and glamorous ?

I think its speaking to yourself daily, having abit off ego is very important.

Do you have a diet mantra? Tell me about the diet you follow on daily basis?

I stay away from Coke, and sugar no Carbs after 2pm.

Is there anything you avoid eating?

Yes, Beef , pork & Prawns,

What’s your favorite healthy treat(s)?

Green tea, and Avocado

How do you stay fit? How much you workout? What types of exercises you do?

I dance for 20mins a day, I power walk every evening, and gym twice a week.

What according to you is the easiest way to be in shape?

Eat right.

What’s your biggest indulgence?


How do you enjoy your time off, away from work?

I Go out with my Gal friends, dancing.

What keeps you happy?

Always Having something to Dream off!

What are your favorite hang out spots in the city you live in (current location)?

One Oak, Gateway Tashas, Oyster Box Umhlanga

What is your favorite city and where do you like to hang out there?

India, Mumbai – China Mall

What magazines & weblogs you like reading?

Fashion related, GQ, Vouge, Elle

How you communicate with other netizens, specially your followers? How often you reply to them?

Life gets busy so wen I get a chance I reply , but sometimes it gets hard, I try my best to Be friendly & polite,

How you access Internet? What device you use: Is it tablet, smartphone or laptop?

All 3.

What according to you is more comfortable, fast and easy device for accessing Internet?


Do you own a domain? Do you blog? Where netizens can find latest news feed about you? but I would prefer if they Follow me on Facebook –

What is your ultimate message for netizens?

Stay focused! Never lose Hope! Gods Grace is merciful, Keep going!

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