I have Down syndrome. There was not much awareness about it, making it challenging for my family to understand the situation. However, I did not give up. My family stood with me that made me work hard and become the person I am today.
My childhood days were highly hectic. My family started various therapies- from Occupational Therapy (OT) to Physical Therapy (PT) and Speech Therapy- when I was a few months old. I dedicated myself to my studies and scored 80% in board exams.
Modelling Gave Me Confidence
With my sister, Gitika, I worked towards leading a healthier lifestyle. I changed my eating and exercise habits. Weight loss was just the by-product, but it made me feel so good about myself.
I always dreamt of becoming a model. My family decided to organise a photo shoot for me. It was an exhilarating experience. Getting clicked for my first photo shoot was a magical experience. I was so happy and enjoyed every bit of it. While the excitement was evident, I was nervous about the final result, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the photos. It gave me confidence, and I could not stop smiling.
Loves Baking Cookies
Initially, I was not very interested in baking. I didn't particularly appreciate getting my hands dirty. It was on my parents' suggestions that I started working with my sister in her bakery.
Eventually, I fell in love with it. I enjoyed baking delicious goodies, my favourite being chocolate cookies. Over time, I was able to take up a lot of responsibilities on my own. My sister was able to take a day off, which made me in charge.
I want to become a full-time model one day. I want to say that there is a place for everyone in this world. You will find people who will love and support you, no matter what. Follow your dream and do whatever gives you immense happiness. Everything will follow after that.
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