Hunky men with chiselled abs and perfectly bronzed bodies — the Malayali male models oozed oomph on the ramp at the recently held Kingfisher Ultra Kochi International Fashion Week.
However, the trend remains the same: those of the fairer sex dominated the ramp shows and stole the limelight.
Says model Shifin Haneef: “In Kerala, male models are better than female models, but the opportunities for male models are less here. People want to see more of women, and so designers prefer female models over men. “More fashion weeks should be hosted exclusively for men so that male models get equally exposed.”
Lack of opportunities in Kerala is sending male models in droves to bigger cities such as Mumbai and Delhi. Passionate about his modeling career, Malayali model Sujo Mathew, who recently shifted to Mumbai, says, “This is an extremely competitive field, and the opportunities are very few here. Mumbai and Delhi have many opportunities. If you have the confidence, right attitude and good physique, then opportunities are waiting there.”