[Update: Zoya Afroz was still an ad girl-next-door when I wrote this article. The 2nd runner up, won the Pond’s Femina Miss India International 2013 title. As soon as the news broke out (in March), the stats of this website quadrupled!]
Zoya Afroz, recognized as the Pond’s Femina Miss Indore 2013 crown winner, has been a celeb personality from a very, very young age. She started powering the advertisements at the age of 3! As a child artist, she has acted in a lot of television serials, short films and video songs. At 13, she played protagonist Tiya in Mahen Sisodia’s AIDS awareness documentary film, From Tiya With Love. She even played Ash’s sis in Bollywood film Kuch Naa Kaho (2003). Adorned with the tiara, the Miss Indore (Miss Beautiful & Confident) acted in a heroine in Sadi Gali Aaya Karo, a Punjabi feature film, for which she received nothing but praise and applause (changi lagdi hai! type response).
For nostalgia’s sake, let me remind you of something. Did you watch any episode of Sant Gyaneshwar on Doordarshan, or were you a fan of the tele show, Hum Saath Aath Hai on Star Plus, aired circa 2001? May be it’s not very easy to recollect, Zoya was just a tiny diva playing some mischievous or in-the-crowd roles in these series. If you thought she was cute back then, look how lovely the lady is with the jewelled headdress smile now!
Studying Commerce from Mithibai College, Mumbai, the Lucknow girl has just kissed 19. She has modeled for some of the very well-known brands like Asian Paints, Coca Cola, Promo of MasterChef – India 2 for Star Plus, Yamaha, and now Pond’s. She has worked in some regional films, and posed for many famous photographers (That’s redundant info about a PFMI finalist, I guess!)
Zoya has also won several titles this year, including Lakme Absolute Femina Miss Eyeconic Eyes – Indore, Max Femina Miss Fashion Icon, PCJ Femina Miss Timeless Beauty, Pond’s Femina Miss Glowing Skin.
Winning beauty pageant is no piece of cake! Neither is playing a female lead in a feature film. The light-eyed stunner says she draws her inspiration from Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the everglam icon. Some publicly snippets about Zoya: Her fitness secrets are swimming and gymming; hobbies include reading and dancing; her favorite film is Chicago (2002).
Her presence in ad films make them so awesome. Check them out:
Zoya playing a
typical South Indian daughter Violin in the Asian Paints Royale Play TVC (Tamil):
Vocal of the vivacious gal is also equally beholding! Click below:
Promoting MasterChef India 2 (the Ewwwww! girl) 😛
Of course, in the new Pond’s Pimple Clear White advertisement:
She looks total
chic bindass and natural in Coke – Do Diye Zyada Jalao! (light two extra diyas)
Follow Zoya’s Twitter for some of her interesting stories via twitpics!
IAD wishes Zoya success in all facets of her life. Keep a watch as she is soon gonna endorse many more marques and brand some magical movies… adios!