Every once in a while, our esteemed co-founder/social media guru - one of the only males in our hallowed Homegrown office - slips a little. The testosterone levels up with the intelligence and being the sneaky, overtly-feminist crusaders that we are, we invariably end up catching him ogling at the beautiful women of the interweb. Instead of chiding him on the pitfalls of glorifying an unachievable standard of beauty however, we decided to play a little game of reverse psychology because, well, there was something in it for us. And let’s face it - we’re all guilty of drooling over creatures of perfection, whether or not the representations are realistic.
The result of giving his aimless ogling some direction? This incredibly alluring list of supermodels who just happen to have a little Indian in their blood.
I. Liza Golden
Ethnicity: Half Indian, Half American.
Texas-born Jersey girl Liza, was the new face of Lakme ‘ and has shot Indian Vogue, L’Officiel, Harper’s Bazaar and a slew of top Indian fashion magazines. She has walked on international runways for Vivienne Westwood, Trussardi, Issey Miyake, Dolce & Gabbana, Rag & Bone, Issa, and Chanel, amongst others.
II. Kelly GaleEthnicity: Half Indian, Half Australian.
Born and raised in Australia, Kelly Gale started her career as an international model in Paris, walking the catwalk for Chanel, to eventually living her lifelong dream of being a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2013.
III. Asha Leo:
Ethnicity: Half Indian, Half Welsh.
Born and raised in London, she quickly became an in-demand fashion model and has been the face of many worldwide campaigns for clients including, Nivea, Pepsi and CoverGirl and also has been featured in the Kingfisher Calender. Asha Leo is now exploring a career as a presenter on BBC America.
IV. Jamie Gunns:Ethnicity: Indian, Jamaican and Caucasian descent.
A british fashion model, Jamie Gunns has featured in editorials for clients like Roberto Cavalli and Chanel. Gunns has achieved popularity on the internet due to her appearance in online retail advertisements for ASOS.com, Bon Prix, Nasty Gal, Nordstrom, Nelly, and Littlewoods.
V. Gia Johnson Singh
Ethnicity: Indian father, English Mother.
British fashion model best known for appearances on Indian Vogue covers. She was named Vogue’s “Best Hot Stepper on the Ramp” Award as well as making their influential Power List. In 2011, Femina named her one of India’s 50 Most Beautiful People.
She is also a long running model for British clothing catalogue ASOS.com, has walked the runways of London, Paris and Milan despite her small stature and appeared in numerous editorials for fVogue, Elle, iD, L’Officiel, Grazia, Cosmopolitan, GQ and , M Magazine.
VI. Elena FernandesEthnicity: Indian father, South American (Peruvian) mother.
Born and raised in London, Elena has intelligence to spare: she has a law degree from King’s College London, and after she’s had enough of the glitz and glamour she wants to work for British Intelligence. She has appeared in editorials for the Indian Vogue & GQ, to name a few.
VII. Charlotte Lohmann
Ethnicity: German father, Fijian-Indian mother
Born and raised in Australia, Charlotte has walked the runways for Chanel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton and in 2011 she appeared in the Kingfisher Calendar in India.
VIII. Ashika Pratt:
Ethnicity: English father, Fijian-Indian mother
New Zealand born and raised, she is best known for her appearance in April 2010 Indian Vogue Cover and in the 2010 Kingfisher Calendar. 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.” She has appeared in editorials for Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, and Femina.
IX. Tamara Moss:
Ethnicity: Indian father, Dutch mother
X. Lisa Haydon:
Ethnicity: Indian Father, Australian mother
Born and raised in Mumbai, Lisa Hayden is best known for being the face of Lakme’s brand campaigns besides appearing in numerous Indian editorials and walking the runways of Indian fashion weeks. She then moved on to Bollywood starring in ‘Aisha,’ and now due to release feature film, ‘Queen’ with Kangana Ranuat
Compiled By: Homegrown Staff