Shabnaz Sadia Emi: The glamour icon
Shabnaz Sadia Emi is one of the most iconic names in our runway and glamour industry. With her distinctive boldness and elegance, she has been ruling for a long time now. Recently, she tied the knot! Now, she shares bits of her Life & Style with The Daily Observer.
What are you currently busy with?
Usually, at the end of the year, plenty of shows are held - fashion shows, events for wedding season etc. I am having to attend all of these, in some I perform as well. Also, I recently got married, so I am having to attend many customary occasions too. Altogether, I am under a little too much pressure this time.
What about modeling attracted you in the first place?
The first show of mine was Bibi Russell's 1st fashion show of DHL in 2001. It took place in Sheraton. While doing that, I got attracted towards modeling. I felt like this sector is for me. When I was walking on the runway, I realized I should take this attraction to a professional level. However, at that time, neither the industry was established enough nor it was considered a profession generally. Still, I decided to be a model and make runway my strong suit.
Runway or photo shoot? Which one do you enjoy doing more?
Runway, of course. Although, it depends sometimes. However, runway takes priority over anything else and it will remain the same forever.
After modeling, what else are you passionate about?
I am very much passionate about dancing.
What do you think your greatest strength is?
My family and the part of me that's unstoppable.
What do you think your worst weakness is?
Sometimes, personal emotional troubles tend to interrupt me while I work. However, that's not a big deal because I do handle it.
What scares you the most?
Losing my loved ones and family members or staying away from them scares me the most.
What makes you happy?
When I make my dear ones happy, it makes me happy as well. Moreover, when I'm happy, I dance and when I dance, I'm happy.
What are your hobbies?
I love driving. Music is another thing that I adore. I have a huge collection of music. I also love watching movies. My collection of movies is so huge, that I can open a DVD store with it. I love collecting shoes, shades, jewelry, western outfits etc. Furthermore, travelling is another cherished hobby of mine. Getting to know about different cultures and meeting different people is something I always enjoyed.
If you weren't a model, what could have been your alternative career?
I could have been a barrister, I think.
Do you have any future plan?
Until now, everyone used to ask me indirectly, "When are you getting married?" Now, I have gotten married. So, that's off the to-do list by God's grace. Besides, I don't plan much but when I do, I don't like to talk about it beforehand. I tend to keep it personal. Although, of course, there are many things in my mind that I plan to execute, related to business, dance and modeling school etc. However, I haven't specified when exactly I will get on with each one particularly. That's why, I don't feel like talking about what I plan to do in the future. I prefer to tell when it is done. Nevertheless, in future, I want to be happy and peaceful the way I am.
Is there any lesson you learned over the course of your life that you want to pass on to your fans?
Never lose yourself and always take care of your health and heart. Do whatever makes you happy, whatever it is, besides drugs, alcohol or crime, of course. Even if anyone pokes or judges you, don't bother. It doesn't matter how small or big it is, just do it. Never refrain yourself from doing what you love. We only get one shot at life, so make it count. Nonetheless, if you're not happy yourself, you won't be able to make others happy. Lastly, never hurt any living being. If you do, it will come back to you. That's karma you'll need to face then. So, just love yourself and the rest.