The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) novel initiative #GetNoticed Model Hunt, in association with Wilderbee Talent Camp by Lakshmi Rana to give male models an opportunity to shine on the catwalk, received overwhelming response with over 700 aspirants.

After a thorough screening process, 15 applications were shortlisted and models were invited to the FDCI office for an intense training session by Lakshmi Rana. The module included teaching the business of modelling; ramp walk training and artistic posing; personal branding; effective communication; grooming and self-styling, as well as how to negotiate agency and contracts.

Interestingly, 15 hopefuls who came from diverse backgrounds ranging from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Nashik, Jaipur, Kurukshetra and Dehradun learnt what it takes to hold your own under the spotlight. After several rounds five male models were selected, who will walk for FDCI-organised events. “In keeping with the overwhelming response we received for female auditions we wanted to extend this to male aspirants as well. This will be a stepping stone for those, who dream to be a part of the runway with the required know-how of how to adapt to personality developments and subtle technicalities,” says FDCI Chairman Sunil Sethi.