Vernika Jain dons many hats. She is the winner of Ms Plus Size North India 2017, a model at Lakme Fashion Week, an Actor & Anchor, a Fashion & Lifestyle blogger. In an exclusive interview with PlusSouq, Vernika speaks about her plus-size modeling experiences.
What have been your favorite modeling experiences so far?
My modeling journey started with Lakme Fashion Week as the only model from Delhi to walk in Lakme Fashion Week for aLL plus curated by Little Shilpa in autumn/winter 2016 and I have recently won the first ever plus size pageant for women called Ms Plus size North India 2017 whose brand ambassador is Ms. Bishamber Das ( First British Asian plus-size model ). I am the first plus size model to represent entire North India. So both these experiences have been the best for me so far in their own way.
My personal fashion favorites for summer and spring are white cotton shirts, floral dresses, and colorful accessories. In winters I like to wear richer and monotone colored dresses and long coats. Boots go well with them. A well-fitted pair of jeans is a must have for all times.
My ethnic wear comes mostly from my designer mom’s brand AVDEERA. But for casuals, my all time favorites are Marks&Spencer, Levis, Westside, Calvin Klein, Only, Forever21plus and Vero Moda.
If you were not modeling, what field would you be working in?
I am studying Chartered Accountancy along with modeling, so I would have been continuing with that. Also, I would have tried a foot in acting as a plus size girl breaking industries norms yet again.
I am a music person, I love to listen to music. Also, I love watching movies and reading books. Dancing and yoga are my meditations.
Your biggest influence till date?
I have always been a dreamer and the best part is my mother dreams my dreams and help me make them true. So she has influenced me a lot. Another person that I have recently fallen in love with is Ms. Bishamber Das, the first British Asian model. She is the person who crowned me and I have never met a more humble person than her, for a person of her level and fame. She is whom I look up to when it comes to plus size modeling. Sushmita Sen ma’am is the idol I wish to become as a human.
To all the beautiful curvy ones out there don’t stop yourself and don’t let anyone stop you. There is a whole world out there waiting to fall in love with you. Work hard and reach your goals, achieve your dreams and don’t forget to love yourself first.