Elena Fernandes, who made a stellar debut with Karan Johar’s Kapoor & Sons, had recently visited Korea to judge model hunt for Maxim magazine.
The supermodel-actress, who hails from London, was quite excited to judge the model hunt. Sharing her memorable experience, Elena says, “It was amazing to be given the opportunity to be on the other side of the table. But it also helped me in managing the talent as I know exactly what it feels like to be up on stage. I felt the thrill of discovering stunning new talent with international potential.”
On being the chosen one to judge the model hunt from her fraternity, the gorgeous actress says, “I like to think that I have built a strong foundation with my career and have started at the bottom and worked my way up to the top having shot numerous editorials and campaigns in both India and the US, therefore bringing experience and skill. The fact that I am Indian but born in the UK I feel encouraged the organisers to approach me to give a different perspective of modelling on a world scale.”
It was a double whammy of sorts for Elena, who was conferred with two awards at the ceremony – ‘Maxim World Rising Star’ and ‘Asia’s Supermodel Of The Year’. “The recognition is proof that hard work pays off,” informs Elena.