Mangaluru model gets chance in Hollywood

Within a month of participating in a modelling contest, a model from Mangaluru has received an offer from Hollywood director Fredrick Deous to act in his upcoming film.

Josita Anola Rodrigues, a second PUC student of Sharada Pre-university College in Mangaluru, was in the top 10 list of World Teen Super Model contest held at Macau in May.

Rodrigues told DH that she was the winner at Teen Miss South Asia contest held at Mumbai a month ago. “The hollywood director was impressed with my presentation on Indian culture at Macau. He was searching for an Indian face for his movie. He will visit Mumbai next month to discuss the movie and script,” she said.

A resident of Kodialbail in Mangaluru, Rodrigues is the daughter of Wilfred and Anitha.

‘Interested in acting’
Rodrigues said she will try for Lakme Fashion as well. Noting that she has been interested in acting since childhood, she said Shubhakiran Mani of Sizzling Guys, a dancing institute, introduced her to modelling.She was guided into the modelling by Fashion ABCD Sharan Suvarna and Anupama Suvarna. Rodrigues did her schooling at St Aloysius High School.

At present, she has been  acting in Tulu serial ‘Deverna Daye’ by Pravin Kumpala. Along with modelling, Rodrigues is also good at dance, singing and cooking as well.

She said she balances studies and modelling both as her lecturers and college principal are very supportive.
DH News Service

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