A LITTLE over a week ago,viewers of the third season of Top Model-Become A Model,the Polish edition of Tyra Banks popular Americas Next Top Model series,were in for a surprise. For the May 22 episode,the show had its Polish contestants take on the challenge of posing for an India-themed photoshoot by fashion photographer Suresh Natarajan at Mumbais Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The models were dressed in bright-hued saris and lehengas designed by some of the countrys leading names,including Narendra Kumar and wore heavy jewellery. At the pre-finale stage of the show,Kumar came on board as a member of the jury,joining the likes of host and model Katarzyna Sokolowska,Polish fashion photographer Marcin Tyszka,supermodel and actor Joanna Krupa and designer Dawid Wolinski. In fact,Kumar is just back from a trip to Poland,where he appeared on their national breakfast television show and spoke about his experience on the reality show.
Interestingly,these contestants had also walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) this March as part of a tie-up between IMG Reliance and TVN,the main commercial TV station in Poland.