Gurgaon: Model-turned-actress Neha Dhupia, who also represented India at the Miss Universe pageant in 2002, says modelling is not a brainless profession but a job that needs lot of "hard work".

Neha is anchoring the "Kingfisher Supermodels 3" show where she is also mentoring 10 supermodels who can be seen battling it out through 20 episodes of tasks and challenges on a show aired on NDTV Good Times.

Controvcerting the people's common perception about models, Neha said that modelling is a "hardworking" job with models, who are also practicing dentists, lawyers and have corporate jobs.

"It is a myth that modelling is a brainless profession. We have girls here who are dentists, lawyers, girls who are doing corporate jobs and working in tech companies. It is a lot of hard work, long hours and everyday you have a new boss," Neha told IANS in an interview here.

"It is not a great place to be

but having said that, there is a lot of adulation. If you are good at what you do, it is a great place to be. It is competitive, cut-throat like everything else. Get into it only if you are fully ready," said the "Singh Is Kinng" actress.

Advising that modelling is about working on your positive traits and concealing the negatives, Neha said that imperfections are beautiful and it's about owning yourself.

"If you want to get into modelling, be professional, work on your positives, conceal your negatives and keep at it. Don't come with pre-conceived notions. Imperfections are beautiful," she said.

"Even if you think that you cannot be model because there is something wrong...just get into it. You have models in New York who have taken the modelling industry by storm, there is a girl who has discoloured skin patches but still she is everywhere! It is about owning yourself," she said.

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