Currently popular as Gauri Arora, she will next be seen walking the ramp in the third season of India’s Next Top Model. Remember Splitsvilla contestant Gaurav Arora, who was known for his chiselled physique and handsome persona? The model and reality TV star came out as being transgender last year, saying: “I’m now in my transitioning phase, getting prettier every day and need just about three more months to come out as a diva,” in an interview . Gauri Arora is the former Splitsvilla contestant’s present identity, who is all set for a comeback on Indian television with India’s Next Top Model. Gaurav Arora was part of the eighth season of MTV Splitsvilla along with Prince Narula.
Gauri will walk the ramp in the upcoming season of India’s Next Top Model. Speaking to news agency IANS, Gauri shared her experience of being on the runway in her changed persona: “This is the first time I walked down the ramp after my reconstruction surgery. I felt extremely beautiful. I was a tad apprehensive about the fact that I had to put on the bikini and walk down the ramp on ‘India’s Next Top Model’ in front of seasoned judges like Milind Soman and Dabboo Ratnani,” said Gauri.
Gauri added that she wants to inspire more and more people with her career choices: “But that only boosted my zeal. It takes a lot of courage for one to accept the reality and come out in public. A lot of people out there already know about my struggle. I hope my stint with India’s Next Top Model gives courage to a lot of people out there who have not been able to come out,” IANS quoted her as saying.
India’s Next Top Model premieres this Saturday.
(With IANS inputs)