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Bhumika Arora


The business graduate is fast building an international profile, walking for designers including Stella McCartney, Balmain and Marc Jacobs.


27-year-old Bhumika Arora's striking, distinctive looks have led to her walking in a number of big-name shows including Jean Paul Gaultier , Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Kenzo, Balmain, Missoni, Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs . She is a favourite of Stella McCartney , having walked in the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2015 show and Resort 2016. Her prominence on the catwalk for the season led to Arora being featured on’s “Top 10 Models of the Season” list. Arora l is the first Indian model to have an international impact since Lakshmi Menon.

Arora studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, going on to begin an MBA when she was spotted by a photographer who swiftly offered to take her first professional shots. She sent these pictures to a number of big global agencies, eventually being signed by Elite Paris and joining its networked agencies such as The Society Management in New York.

After she stormed the catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2015, listed Arora as one of its “7 Things We Love Today” list, writing: "Our hearts were stolen by a fresh face on the Vera Wang runway: the moody-eyed, sultry-lipped, and enviously angular Bhumika." She was also named Vogue India's Model of the Year in 2016. 

Arora also had a prolific Autumn/Winter 2019 season, walking for shows including Bottega Veneta, The Row and Palm Angels.

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