Stepping Into The Big League
Galatta Cinema|March 2017

Modeling Is a Cakewalk for This Supermodel Who Has Been a Face of Big Brands and Has Walked the Ramp for Top Designers in the Industry.

Smita Joshi

Meera Mithun the winner of the title Miss South India 2016 was doing research in biotechnology at Dr. Cherian Foundation, she never planned on becoming a model but she was always appreciated for her physique and features. Modeling happened when she was in college and bumped into a choreographer who convinced her to walk the ramp for him for Co-optex. “I really liked the lights hitting and the adrenaline rush you get when you walk the ramp,” says the model who then realized that modeling was her calling. A sports player during childhood, Meera says she is never a gym person but when you get to know that her father was once a title winner of Mr. Madras, you know where the genes would have come from. She keeps herself fit by dancing.

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