pursuing her passion to commit to the world of fashion completely, Roshanay Afridi is here to stay and she is making it clear being a model is not just a pet project but a major commitment which needs hard work and dedication. Speaking to Social Diary, Roshanay let’s us in on how she pursued this field and why doing it in Pakistan is very important to her. Read On:
SD: Tell us a little about your family and childhood?
Roshanay: My parents are the loves of my life and my brother is my best friend. I was born in Amsterdam, and I grew up in America, however I am living life in Pakistan. I love it here and I’m still learning a lot.
SD: As a young girl, what did you aspire to become?
Roshanay: The yellow power ranger (hahaha)
SD: Were there any major setbacks you had to face while pursuing a career in modeling?
Roshanay: Having to situate oneself in a completely different environment is always challenging. But alhamdullilah for the people and support around me.
SD: Did you feel this field had a scope and how did you wish to create a mark for yourself?
Roshanay : Yes, of course. I started modeling in America and there is a lot of competition. Many people act as if modeling is a stepping stone. I don’t see it the same way. I’ll be here working my hardest. Modeling is my passion and I’m here to stay!
SD: How would you rate the world of modeling in Pakistan as compared to other countries?
Roshanay: I believe we have to give the same respect and standard to modeling as to other occupations. For example when it comes to actors, abroad both have a separate standing on their own. Gigi Hadid as a model and Angelina Jolie as an actress are respected in their own professions. And when put together, one is not less than the other. This should hold true in Pakistan as well.
SD: Is it true there is much more to modeling than posing? How do you feel people should be more accepting towards career choices?
Roshanay: This is funny, modeling is a way of life. From what you eat, to when you sleep and how you schedule your time and days. From knowing the camera lights, angles, posing in eastern and western clothing, there is A LOT that goes into it. You just see the final result which makes you buy the product. I don’t understand why people aren’t more accepting. It comes down to being educated. This is a career path, not a joke.
SD: When did you plan to become a content creator?
Roshanay: I never planned it. I’m just having fun and opportunities presented themselves. I think when you’re genuine and people see that, they are more accepting of you. I just wanted to share my thoughts with my online friends honestly.
SD: How do you decide on the content you wish to create and do you feel yours has a competitive edge over other content creators?
Roshanay: I just want to do fun projects. If I enjoy it and I am passionate about it then I’ll do it. I especially love skincare and fashion (since I get to try out the latest) . I’m not here to compete, I’m just here to share my content in a fun way.
SD: Which is more closer to you-becoming a model or pursuing content creation?
Roshanay: I am a model. Everything else is just fun
SD: Would you consider ever joining the film or drama industry?
Roshanay: I’ve been encouraged by many people, let’s see what the future holds.
SD: Your message of inspiration to youngsters to pursue their dreams?
Roshanay: You can fail at any job, there are no guarantees. Might as well do what you love. Good luck!
IN A GLANCE
The Thing You are Grateful for in the Pandemic?
My mom, so I don’t have to cook for myself. I’m a horrible cook. I got stuck by myself during the pandemic and ate eggs and noodles for 2 months. Never again.
Your most prized possession?
The best thing about being a content creator?
Getting to make your own schedule
The one thing that is a mood killer?
Bad energy and bad attitudes
Cellphone, wallet and facemask
Your life’s motto?
It is what it is
Morning Person or Late Nights Enthusiast
Morning person definitely, I feel guilty if I wake up late and waste my day
Desi Wear or Western
As much as I love desi, I’ve grown up abroad wearing western wear. Basically pajamas.
Not reaching my goals
An Inspiring Role Model
Someone you always wish to meet
Always my parents, I miss them a lot.
Top 3 things on your bucket list
Hajj, doing runway for Chanel, and being the face of a major make up brand.
I’m manifesting these right now!!!!
The best thing about your work?
The worst thing about your work?
Call times that everyone shows up late for and delayed payments
Your favorite artist?
Zhaoxiaoli, she’s an excellent painter
What people don’t know about you?
I’m very sweet, I just look intimidating.
The craziest rumor you heard about yourself?
I don’t really care for rumors For now, Seoul Korea.