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Updated: September 5, 2012 20:21 IST

Walking tall

Shilpa Nair Anand
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Sherin Sam. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
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Sherin Sam. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Edappally girl and former Ford Supermodel Sherin Sam hopes to make the cut in Mollywood

As the tall and svelte Sherin Sam walks into the lobby of Gokulam Park Hotel, with a 100 watt smile, heads turn. The former Ford Supermodel (2009) is in Kochi for the Bridal Edition of the Kingfisher Kochi Fashion Week.

A fashion week in Kochi was a distant dream, almost three years back, when she won the contest. “But see now it is happening. The second one in almost six months!” she says.

Sherin has walked the ramp in New York and in various places in Europe for top designers. The three months with Ford is an experience that she cherishes. There she fell in love with her complexion. “Abroad people love dusky skin. I felt ‘yeah’ about my skin,” she says.

The girl from Edappally followed up her stint at Ford in Mumbai. She walked the ramp for Lakme India Fashion Week and Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week. But, for the time being, ‘this’ is her zone. She is involved in fashion shows in South India and she is happy that way.

The film industry, generally, features prominently on the list of beauty pageant winners. Is it so for her too? “Yes. I am going to act. In fact, the next year you might see me in a Malayalam film,” she says. What took so much time? She says, “My height.” She recounts an incident when a well known actor, known for his perpetually youthful looks, asked for her photographs after her photo appeared on the cover of a Malayalam magazine. Nothing happened because the actor seems to have said, “Her height!” Rightly so, she would tower over most of the leading ‘men’ of the Malayalam film industry.

That is not to say she hasn’t tried films. She acted in the Telugu film, Nippu (2011). “I was the second lead, but after all the editing there was not much left,” she says ruefully. But, she says, she has been getting many offers from the Telugu film industry.

Since it is a bridal show that she is walking the ramp for, does she have any such plans? “No! In the other bridal shows I have ‘married’ people on the ramp and this time too I will be doing the same. This will do for the time being,” she signs off.

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