“I like criticism they are there to improve you…”
Kanwal Ilyas is one of the most popular models of Pakistan. Here she just gave such an exclusive interview by sharing her career, fashion sense and more….So for the full scoop, here you go!
Super celebrity face that has reached a huge amount of success with a steady career growth. Does that put a LOT of pressure on you, and if yes how are you dealing with it?
I really don’t feel any pressure because I like to work in a chill and friendly environment without being pressurized. Just one thing which I want perfection in my work so I work hard for it.
Tell us about your first exposure to modeling? What are your experiences while you were growing up?
I stared doing modeling accidently as I never planned to become a model. I got an offer through a friend for a ramp show and then took a part in a reality show named “ramp ki rani kon”. This reality show helped me a lot growing up and meets all the people in fashion industry. It was a healthy start and after that yes I struggled a lot in which you can count from weight losing, change eating habits till knowing good people to work with.
How supportive are your family and friends with your profession?
In the beginning, my parents were not that supportive but with the passage of time I guide them about this profession and they understood it and now they are happy and supportive at fullest so my friends are .
What are you planning to switch your current field modeling into???
Yes, I want to do less of modeling now and more of thinking to start doing something else which I’m deciding right now will let you know soon.
What is the best part about your work? What is the hardest?
The best part is no 9 to 5 job timings to stick with and the worst part is once I get off for work, no timings I know to come back.
What does success mean to you?
For me success is happiness and inner peace and satisfaction.
Who or what inspired you to become a celebrity?
People around me… They motivate me and inspired me and want to see me something big, a lot of times in my struggling period or maybe still I want to quit but they don’t want me to .
What makes you impatient?
When I sit idle.
How do you face criticism especially when you are receiving at the peak of your career?
I like criticism they are there to improve you. Before I got offended but now I take them and think about them and take them positive.
Everyone knows Kanwal Ilyas, through different styles you performed, but no one know real person behind these styles, and tell us something about yourself?
Well, yes maybe! My very close friends know about me and not the other people or maybe I want it to leave it on them to think whatever they want to about me. But let me tell you one thing real Kanwal Ilyas is a very different person. Just don’t want to share more.
Was there any other career in which you were interested in before you step into fashion industry?
Yeah, couple of them like when I was graduating I wanted to be a painter because I was studying arts then I studied video production and then I wanted to be the director but eventually became the model.
As you are so attractive and charming so your fans need to know about your matrimony plans?
Well, yes I want to marry and live a life like normal people live but its complicated now maybe because I know people too much now.
How do you see the future of Pakistan’s fashion industry bright?
Oh yes, it is growing so fast and going so well so in next few years we will rise again like a bright stars.
Can you talk about a fan encounter that completely took you by surprise?
Tell you truly I avoid them now and seriously don’t remember any recent.
Any message to our upcoming new faces?
That is please be nice to people who you are starting work with and will work with in future .stay calm down to earth ,work hard and leave the attitude at home when you are at work .
“For the love of Kanwal’s fashion choice”:
- Things you carry in your bag now days?
Some essentials makeup things, cards & medicines.
- Due to sweating what hairstyles you use to make?
I simple tie my hair or pin them up.
- Viber, Imo or WhatsApp?
- Dressing you would love to do in summer weddings?
I don’t go to weddings especially in summers no way.
- What diet intake you are taking now days?
You really don’t want to know but my breakfast and lunch is same and then dinner in between these meals I eat fruits or prefer fruit shakes.
- Cotton pants or jeans?
- Three secrets behind your sexy figure?
There are no secrets trust me, its GOD gifted .
- Perfume you wear?
Now a days I love desire by D&G.
- Diamonds or pearls?
- Cheap shampoo or expensive?
Anyone with less damages my hair.
- Heels or flats?
I love heels but mostly I wear flats.
- Most typical Pakistani thing about you?
I’m just like another Paki girl…Take it positively please 😉
- When are you happiest?
With my loved ones.
- Favorite piece of furniture at your home?
- If you had a tattoo, where would it be?
On my lower back or on wrist.
- Best gift you’ve ever received?
The unconditional love from people I never thought I can get.
- How do you like your coffee with?
The love of my life.
- What’s your favorite curse word?
I try to keep quite.
- What’s your favorite board game?
- Song you just love to dance in it with so passion?
Any slow English number to dance on I would love to.
- Describe your ideal fun night out?
Walk on the beach with someone I love.
“For me success is happiness and inner peace and satisfaction…”
People around me… They motivate me and inspired me and want to see me something big, a lot of times in my struggling period or maybe still I want to quit but they don’t want me to…!