It’s no secret that when it comes to models, fashion runways, ads and covers are overwhelmingly white. But two models in particular are coming up the ranks and breaking cultural barriers, particular for representation of Indian women. Bhumika Arora and Pooja Mor tell Teen Vogue that modeling professionally wasn’t a given for either of them, but now their success motivates them to represent their country.
“All I hear is, ‘You girls are so gorgeous. Why don’t we have more Indian models?’” Arora said.