Manmeet Singh Sekhon is a Model-based in New Delhi. He is well known for his grey beard & tough looks. We recently interviewed him.
A very dear friend of mine Mr. Gaurav Sethi, a professional photographer asked me to get a folio done. He built my confidence, and I gave it a shot. At that time I didn’t know how to pursue further, but I knew I need to be groomed first. I searched the top 10 modeling agencies in New Delhi. As luck would have it, I struck Gold in the first go.
Best modeling experience so far?
The advertisement I did for A3 mobile power banks has been the best experience in my modeling career.
Currently, you’re obsessed with/about:
I never knew that I have a fetish for shoes. Espadrilles, canvas shoes, white/yellow sneakers, black n brown Oxfords/Brogues n I am all set.
As such I’m not a one favorite brand name guy but yes I prefer Michael Kors in budget but good quality products. N high end I’d say, Louis Vuitton.
What is something you’ve always wanted to do/try?
I’m a free bird, love the feeling of a cool breeze touching your face. I’m a biker but I definitely wanna try sky diving.
How do you want to make an impact in the world?
They say if you save one life, you save generations. I’m 40 and life teaches you a lot by then. So if by sharing my good and bad experiences, I can help improve life for his or her betterment, I’d consider my life a success.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
I really look up to my Mamaji. He’s been my mentor at every important step of mine. One piece of advice he gave me was to respect your wife. She leaves her house, her identity, and will play different roles in your life. She will be your mother in sickness, your sister when it comes to sharing your fears and insecurities, she’ll even spoil her body to bear your children.
But somewhere down the journey I strayed and got hooked on opium. That was the summer of 2007, can’t forget that year. I thought going cold turkey would do the trick, but trust me, the withdrawal I had for that first time still sends shivers down my spine thinking about it now. I confessed to my mom and wife n told them I wan to be clean. It did shake them to the core but were happy that at least I confessed. I was clean for a year and then I relapsed. Life was a rollercoaster ride of constantly switching between meds and opium. Then in 2018, I lost my father and I looked at my son who was barely 6 months old. That’s when I made a promise that ‘never again’. I’m clean since December 2018 but my treatment is still going on. I thank my wife for sticking through thick and thin. Guys, please don’t tread that path, this is advice from experience.