Nicole Estelle Faria (born 9 February 1990) is an Indian Supermodel and Actress from Bangalore who won the Miss Earth 2010. Faria is the first woman from India to win Miss Earth. She is also one of the featured models in the exclusive Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2014, shot in the Philippines.
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Nicole Estelle Faria
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Faria first got into the world of fashion as a fifteen-year-old, working in the industry in Delhi and Mumbai, and in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Since the international Miss Earth pageant, she has gotten opportunities to break into Bollywood. In an interview, she was asked how her life has changed after winning the Miss Earth 2010 and she replied: "It has changed a lot — drastically. Right after the win, I started getting better work and more work. The quality of work shot up to the stars. And I have met so many new people, so many nice, very warm-hearted people. I have got to travel the world, see more places, get a taste of different cultures and traditions, which is very satisfying for me." She has posed for fashion magazines like Elle, Cosmopolitan, Vogue among others. She has also walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion Week, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, and Colombo Fashion Week.
In November 2010, Faria was featured in a television commercial on air by the HP Personal Systems for its snap-on cover notebooks, called "The Computer is Personal Again" campaign.
Femina Miss India 2010
Faria won the Miss India Earth title at the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2010 beauty pageant in Mumbai. Pantaloons Femina Miss India is a national beauty pageant competition in India, which annually selects three winners to compete internationally. She won along with Manasvi Mamgai, who was crowned Femina Miss India World 2010, and Neha Hinge who got the Femina Miss India International 2010. Faria was crowned by Miss India Earth 2009 Shriya Kishore.
Miss Earth 2010
Faria represented India in the Miss Earth 2010 beauty pageant in Vietnam, and was crowned Miss Earth 2010.
She won the Miss Talent, the first special award in the 10th Miss Earth pageant. She performed a graceful belly dance that combined Oriental and Middle Eastern style in an event that raised VND100 million, which was donated to the HCM City Red Cross, to support flood victims in the central region of Vietnam. She wore a shimmering white and gold outfit and defeated 84 other finalists. She ended her reign by crowning her successor Olga Alava of Ecuador during the Miss Earth 2011 final's night held in Manila,Philippines on 3 December 2011.
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University of Bangalore
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Model, Beauty Queen
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Brown - Dark
Red, Pink, Green
Earrings, Gold Jewelry
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