An exclusive interview and photoshoot with UK model Deana Uppal
We caught up with UK based Asian model Deana Uppal and photographer DMG at Midas Bar in Leicester for an exclusive behind the scenes photo shoot. For most of you who don’t know who Deana Uppal is, she’s one of many talented UK Asian models that has blessed our television screens, featured in high end editorial magazine spreads and walked down many catwalk fashion shows.
So Deana, for many of our readers who would love to follow in your modelling and acting footsteps, tell us what got you into the modelling industry?
I started modelling at the age of 16. I’ve always liked getting my pictures taken and had always enjoyed acting and dance classes at school so this passion progressed into a career.
Did you find it hard starting from such a young age?
It was hard but I think any job is hard to begin with. I started off with an agency signing me up and I started getting work from there.
Oh, Great! So, did you enjoy today’s shoot?
Yeah, everyone that I’ve worked with today were very professional and hard working, so I’m happy.
What were the main concepts and looks for your shoot today?
Well today we’ve done some beauty looks to focus on the make-up and I think the photographer wanted to capture a high end fashion look so that’s what many of the shots involved.
So would you say you’re more of a designer girl or a high street kind of girl?
Hmmm, I like both. I think a mix of both is good.
Other than photo shoots, what other modelling do you do or have done?
I have done many commercials such as EPI, QVC and bare minerals. I’ve done catwalks, feature films, promotional events and music videos.
Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach before a shoot or the catwalk? And how do you cope with that feeling?
I used to when I began modelling but now that I’ve got used to going on stage I’m fine.
Which music artists have you worked with?
I’ve worked with a few artists both from the UK and India such as Miss Pooja, Des-C, Jaz Dhami, DJ H and Harbhajan Mann.
WOW! Harbhajan Mann is quite big. How was it working with him?