Ashika Pratt

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Name- Ashika Jane Kiran Pratt
Height- 5ft 9 inches
Weight- 52 Kgs 
Body Measurement- 32-25-36
Date of Birth- 26th April 1990
Birth Place - New Zealand
Ethnicity-  English-Fijian Indian
Model Agency- Trump Model(NYC),Premium Model(Paris),TFM(Berlin,OSLO),Anima Creative Management(Mumbai),Model 1(London),62 Model(New Zealand)
Ashika Pratt is a New Zealand fashion model.
She is best known for her appearance in the 2010 Kingfisher Calendar and her April 2010 Indian Vogue Cover.

Modeling
At age 15, she was scouted by a pageant scout. Pratt entered the Miss and Mr Howick pageant where she was second runner-up.After competing in a beauty pageant, she decided it wasn't for her. Through that experience, she met her current modeling agent at Nova Models.

Her first job was a television commercial for Glassons, a clothing retailer in New Zealand.
That same year Pratt made her runway debut. With Nova Models, she landed the covers of Yourself and Her Magazine. She also landed endorsements such as Mitsubishi.
Capitalizing on her Indian ethnicity, Pratt signed with Anima Creatives. Since then, Pratt has graced the cover of Indian Vogue and Femina.She has appeared in editorials for Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, and Femina. Pratt was also chosen to be a part of the 2010 Kingfisher Calendar.Additionally, she has taken part of Lakme Fashion Week. 
In 2010, she was named one of Elle Magazine's Sexiest Models.Also, Pratt was named in Vogue's Fashion Power List 2010. Vogue said, "She is the hottest new face in town. This New Zealand born-and-raised beauty is part-girl-next-door and part-temptress. As far as we're concerned that's a winning combination on any continent."In 2011, Pratt graced the cover of Vogue India April, shot in South Africa. It was a special travel issue and sold out. 
Half-Indian and half-New Zealander, Pratt has been in India for some time now and was one of the Kingfisher Calendar girls this year. She was also featured recently on the cover of Vogue. Needless to say, there hasn't been any turning back for this bikini beauty.
On a fashion channel interview, she gives the answers "Why fashion industry has chosen her for which quality"
How did you get into modelling?

I was spotted just walking down the street in Auckland by a pageant scout when I was 15. I ended up doing the pageant and realising it wasn't my thing. But I met the owner of my agency in New Zealand through the same people and it started from there.

What was your first ever pay-package like and at what age did you bring home your first salary?
My first job was a television commercial for a New Zealand clothing chain called Glassons when I was 15. I don't remember how much I was paid, but I was very happy with the amount. It was a lot more than my friends at school were getting for their part-time jobs.

What are the golden rules of the fashion business in India?
I'm still figuring them out myself. But the reason why you get turned down for something may be the reason why you get something else. There are no set rules. I don't think, I just relax and keep trying. If it's meant to happen it will. 
How do you maintain your looks?
Try to keep active and eat well.
What is your diet like? Give us diet tips you follow.
I don't have a set routine for my diet but a few simple tips I can give that work for me are to:
•    Drink a lot of water.
•    Eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
•    Get good sleep every night.
•    And if u have a sweet tooth like me, try staying away from them.

What is your workout regime like?
I don't have much time for a workout regime, but when I have a bit of time I do my stomach exercises and I like to run.
What is your personal sense of style like? Do you have advice and tips you'd like to share with readers on how to stay and look beautiful?
I like to dress casual. I keep things simple and add colour and style more with my accessories. If I'm wearing something plain, I'll add on a funky neckpiece or a bunch of bangles. I think understated is always better. Advice on how to look beautiful? Add a smile.
Have you ever suffered any embarrassing at-work moments? How did you deal with it?
All the time. I've tripped on the ramp, got caught in a long dress and struggled in shoes too big for me. Things like this happen and you just have to get over it and laugh at yourself. Usually it is forgotten about in a few days.
If you could work a regular job, what would you want it to be and why?
Right now I'm interested in sociology and looking at courses for next year. But I keep changing. Without sounding cheesy, I want to do something where I am helping people.


What is your passion in life?
To enjoy myself and have as many experiences as I can.
What career advice would you like to give youngsters? And particularly, what tips would you give those who are looking to get into the glamour industry?
Career advice, you can do whatever you want, if you want it enough. And as for the modelling industry, you just need to get your face out there and keep trying, because it won't happen overnight.
Any mundane chores you perform in your spare time? Do you enjoy them? And which ones put you off?
I don't like doing any chores, but they have to be done. I guess my worst would be hanging up washing. Maybe I'll invent a washing machine that hangs up the clothes after they are washed. That could even be my next career!
Do you cook? If so, what's your specialty?
Not at all. Cup noodles.

Ashika Pratt was all but 15 when the modelling world chose her. She walked the ramp, did a television commercial for a New Zealand-based clothing chain and before she knew it, was a professional model.

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