Humaira Asghar Ali is a Pakistani fashion model/ actor who has earned a lot of fame in the field of modeling, acting and endorsements. She is one such lucky model who is blessed with all the qualities, which are essential to join the league of leading models of Pakistan. In a short span of time, she has achieved prominence and become the face of leading brands. Recently she performed in two fashion shows in UK, USA and added grace to the ramp. In an exclusive interview with The Nation she talks about her career in fashion industry. Following are excerpts of the interview:

How did you develop your skills as a fashion model?

It’s just about how and what you have learnt from your mentors and past experiences. How much you want to be perfect in your work, no matter whatever you want to achieve in life. However, with time I polished my skills with the help of my mentors and always appreciated the criticism and used it as my strength.

What is the secret of your success and did you ever imagine that you would be one of the leading models of Pakistan?

Hard work, patience and focus on my goals. I believe hard work & positive intentions always work and take you to long way in your field. I still feel that I’m learning day by day, it’s just beginning of my career.

What is your most memorable fashion show or commercial to-date?

Not yet, still waiting for that time, but yes there are two fashions shows in which I have performed recently which was held at USA& UK. It was my best and tough experience up to now.

What message would you like to give to young aspiring models?

Be sincere with your work and don’t make any shortcuts.

Is it difficult to become a model in this Patriarchal society?

I don’t believe on that as best things and achievements take time. If you are sincere with what you want you will achieve your goals.

Your most favourite shoot?

Porsche cars, guess international& neemar jewellery brand shoots are my favourite shoots.

What do you usually wear in daily life?

Pair of jeans& tops/tee with jacket according to the occasions. I’m very particular about fitting and cuts.

How does it feel to look back? Do you think you have achieved your goals?

It’s just beginning to me as share this before there are a lot heights and goals to achieve which is still remaining.

What are some of the main differences between runway and photographic modelling?

On still shoots you have more variety variation to deliver expression and posing moods but on ramp a model stays with very minimalistic expression and body language. You have to walk in front of a large audience carrying the outfit beautifully with best attitude and expressions.

What is the public’s biggest misconception of female models?

Public is getting better towards models now specially in Pakistan. Now people respect models like actors/directors. The reason is they have realised that we work too hard to entertain them.

Do you think models depict an unrealistic picture of women in reference to weight and beauty?

 I believe that if any woman tries hard and is fully motivated, anything can be achieved.

Anything new in pipeline that humaira Asghar fans should be looking forward to?Just starting acting so soon my fans and followers will see me performing in dramas/ films with worthy characters.

Your dream project?

My dream project is to act in movies with best Pakistani and international directors.