S03E02 FindingTheVoices with Halley Laithangbam, Mister International, India in 2015
Guest Speaker : Halley Laithangbam
Language: Interview in Meteilon
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.
I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/
We had the opportunity to meet with Halley Laithangbam the successful male model from Manipur in the glamour Industry. It was a surprise meeting at Manipur Sangai Festival 2013 and he was very sportive to take a quick video clipping for FindingTheVoices.
What do you appreciate in your MOM and want to say Thank you for?
Mama you are the only person who truly worried when I worried and prayed when I despaired. Mama you are just so beautiful and wonderful in every way. I have been brought up on your lap defended by your priceless advises and control. I wouldn’t be here today at this platform without your parental guidance and control. You taught me what should I do and I shouldn’t do? Mama you made me realize that in life there is nothing that can replace parental guidance. And this word “Thank You” is not sufficient enough to express my love and respect towards you. May God shower all His blessings upon you. I love you Mama so much and unconditionally.
Any moment you want to say sorry about?
I know that there is nothing grudges inside your heart as you have been so good in forgiving my mistakes, moreover you taught me lessons after every small mistakes of mine and guided me so positively. But still I would like to say sorry if in case if I have hurt you Mama for a moment or so. I feel so secured with your unconditional love and when you are around.
Submitted by: Halley Laithangbam, Full time Model, Bangalore, India.
Today I am with a Guest Speaker where many listeners have requested to have him at our show from the very beginning when we just started our talk show. And here he is at our 21st episode, we are proud to present Halley Laithangbam, the successful male model with cute dimple baby smiles from Manipur who has captured himself in national and international platform in glamour industry.
Driven by self motivation and passionate in chasing his dream, Halley started modeling at the age of 17. With a name like Halley , it gave him a noted stand when he entered the field. His revolutionary looks, macho body but cute dimple baby smiles made him most lovable and successful model . Halley bagged numerous titles including MR.PUNE CITADEL 2010 MAN-HUNT MANIPUR 2002 MR.SURYADATTA 2005 and achieved many other prizes in different fashion related events.
Listen to Halley sharing his interesting journey of getting into the glamour industry. He also shares his view about the financial aspect of modelling.
What I am hearing is that in the fashion Industry, Manipuri look is well accepted. But it may be difficult to get a break in Bollywood and Indian Movie Industry as the Characters in Bollywood movies doesn’t call for Manipuri look . Bollywood Wake up !!