Model and healthy-lifestyle advocate, Marina Pahomova, stumbled upon her vocation almost by accident. When her sister couldn’t make it to an agency casting call, Ma-rina went instead. They chose her, and she never looked back. Sure, there was time out for modeling school, but that only stoked the already torrid love affair between her and the camera.
“I was extremely insecure at the beginning. And it took me a few years to fully relax in front of the camera,” she tells us from her residence in Texas. “I was fascinated by models and fashion magazines throughout my childhood. So, I guess modeling was a part of my destiny.”
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International Women’s Day, celebrated worldwide on 8th March, is a celebration of women and their achievements in various domains. Women often have to face more challenges in the workplace and in the world in general. Even though the worldview is now slowly shifting towards a more positive space for women we still have a long way to go. For this edition of Women’s Day we spoke to some inspirational women from the capital and decided to spotlight their stories to encourage more women to stand up for their dreams. Read on to get motivated with the journey of these successful female icons some of whom have managed to excel in traditionally male dominated areas. We also wish our female readers a very Happy Women’s Day and hope that the day gender equality becomes a reality is not far from us.
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