Location: Imphal, Manipur, India
We have Halley Laithangbam for the second time here on FindingTheVoices, and this time the handsome model speaks about his models grooming studio and about his trip to Philippines, representing India for the Grand Slam male pageant – Mister International in 2015.
Being a model is simply not just walking on the ramp and standing tall looking pretty or handsome. There’s a lot of preparation and many minute tweaks and techniques used by the models to bring out their best looking personality. Halley’s Models Grooming Studio teaches these techniques to the young emerging models and give them a career in modeling. Halley talks about how his studio operates and how it has given his students valuable opportunities in advertising, modeling and beauty pageantry.
Halley was crowned Mister International, India in 2015 and he went on to represent our country at the biggest stage for male models in Philippines. He says that although it was a great experience, he was really let down by the discrimination and racism he faced during the event. In this interview, he expresses disappointment and tells the story of what made his experience turn sour. Halley also tells us about how the event was organized and how the models were chosen.
Towards the end of this episode, Halley has a few words to say to his loving fans. So if you are a fan or have ever liked or commented on his Facebook page, tune in to find out his message for you!
Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.