YOUNG WORLD

Making of a model

JAIDEEP SHENOY

Making of a model

MANGALORE

Juhi K. Baldev is making a name for herself.

A Std. II student of St. Agnes Preparatory School here, Juhi is a keen model. At seven, her face has been splashed across magazines, newspapers and even calendars. With lots of encouragement from parents, Kamlesh and Komal, Juhi has varied interests Juhi has been in the limelight ever since she was selected for `Baby Photo contest' organised by the Kannada daily Udayavani in 1998 and has not looked back since. She also won the Children's Day state level photo contest organised by Janavahini in November 2000. Her fascination to be photographed has developed from the age of two.

Her latest accomplishment is, she has been selected in the "My Dream for my daughter is.." conducted by Femina. Accomplishments include being adjudged Jaycees "Princess of Mangalore" for 2000-2001 organised by Junior Chambers at the Town Hall. She has done modelling and given a dance performance with the model Ananya Dutt of Mumbai. She has also been on the cover page of Kannada magazine "Taranga" in December 2001 and has also performed with the MTV pop star, Devang Patel in November 2001.

She has also been on the calendar of Vajra Netra 2002-03 on being selected at a State level dance competition. Currently, she is on the city cable TV advertisement for Hangyo Ice Cream. She was honoured by the President of Kannada Patrika Academy at the Town Hal for her excellence in dance at the State level.

Juhi, who is learning Bharatanatyam under the tutelage of Uma Natyashree is also interested in western dance.