Imran Rai (She/Her)
GET TO KNOW IMRAN
What's one thing people might not know about you?
Not a lot of people know that I actually have a twin brother. We are super close and no, he is not a model. When people hear about this, they immediately ask why they do not know about him and it’s probably because I am extremely extroverted and he is the exact opposite.
What's your favourite film or book?
I am a huge fan of Rupi Kaur’s poetry books. I feel as though her voice as an Indian woman is extremely relatable and powerful for me and ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’ is my favourite one. It is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming.., I think all women can relate to this.
What was your favourite trip you've taken?
This past summer, my Mother and I took a trip around Europe while I was modelling out there and it was so beautiful to experience different cultures, cuisines, and climates. I felt extremely blessed to share this experience with my Mom and some of our favourite memories together revolve around eating pizza near the trevi fountain, pain au chocolate in Paris, and expressing our style in different worlds.
Who do you look up to/admire?
I have always looked up to and admired my grandma. My grandma immigrated from India and built such a foundation for my family. She truly taught me the power that a woman has. Although she saw great hardship, war, and traditional barriers in her lifetime, she always taught me to live boldly and break barriers for what I want out of this life. When my grandma passed away, I was inspired by the amount of life she created. If I could be half the woman that my grandma was, I would be extremely fulfilled.