5 facts you need to know about ‘Supermodel of the Year’-Manila Pradhan


TNT FACTS | March 17, 2020:

#21-year-old Manila Pradhan from Sikkim emerged as the winner of the first season of the TV show- 'MTV Supermodel of the year 2020', the Sikkim girl, however, overcame all the obstacles during her journey and took home not only a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh but also a modelling contract.

#Born in the year 1995, Manila Pradhan hails from Namchi, South Sikkim in Northeast India. From a very young age, Manila was always inclined towards modelling and acting. She always wanted to make a way to the entertainment industry.

#Manila did her graduation in Pharmacy from Sikkim's Himalayan Pharmacy Institute. After completing her graduation, she moved to Mumbai to pursue a course in acting and theatre. She had a hard time convincing her parents to let her switch from pharmacy to modelling.

#Manila was mocked for her passion to become a supermodel. Her relatives said she would not be able to make it, but she had challenged herself to the world that nothing is impossible despite she, being rejected several times during the audition because of her Northeastern looks, she was called with different names such as Chinese, Korean, Chinki, momos and even Hakka Noodles.

#Despite of facing stereotyped Manila Pradhan didn't let it come in the way of pursuing her dreams. Her determination has paid and one of the strongest thing she have learned in the journey is to be yourself. Post winning, Manila took to her social media account to thank everyone. She wrote,

"This whole journey has been a dream come true for me #SupermodelOfTheYear has made me a better version of myself, given me so much love and appreciation which I will forever cherish. Thank you dear judges & mentors, you all are amazing people. I will always remain grateful for your companionship, love and constant guidance."