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Friday, June 22, 2012

Vogue India: Deepika Padukone is Going Places

Deepika Padukone is on a roll and definitely going places this year! She was on the cover of Architectural Digest India (March-April 2012) and now she graces the June 2012 cover of Vogue India.

Vogue India did an exclusive interview with her regarding her healthy lifestyle and daily fitness mantra. I've included some of the quotes from her interview here. (source) It seems Vogue did a health initiative with all of their issues for each country.Very nice!

The photo shoot took place in Cape Town, South Africa. Fast cars, broken cars, dirt roads, motorbikes and car body & repair shops are the backdrops. Deepika definitely takes charge and makes one notice her and not so much the scenery behind her. That's a sign of a good model, even though she's labeled as an actress.

Vogue also produced a video outlining the different aspects of the photo shoot. I included it at the very end so that you can see these wonderful shots come to LIFE. I always love to see behind-the-scene footage. It's amazing the number of people involved.

Standing at 5ft9in and weighing 60 kilos, she confesses that she has never loved her body as much as she does today. “I am definitely looking my best now,” she says contentedly.

Deepika confesses, “While I believe that when you are in the glamour industry, you have to look your best, I also believe being skinny is not ‘hot and happening’. A really skinny person may not necessarily be fit. I endorse fitness, which combines a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise.” She adds, “Fitness depends on fat per cent, not body weight. Lots of skinny people have a high fat percentage. That’s unhealthy, and one day they will expand.”

It becomes apparent just how much of her current success is a result of years of training and self-control instilled by her parents. “With Dad being an athlete, fitness was a part of growing up. Not just in food and exercise. They also ensured that we slept and woke up on time. These little habits formed the person I have become.”

Now a bona fide screen goddess, Deepika still relies on exercise and healthy eating to keep her desirable shape. A few years ago, Padukone also started practising yoga seriously. “What I like about Yasmin Karachiwala’s workout is that it is all free-hand, forcing you to use your core, your own body weight.” Furthermore the stunning beauty reveals her 10-steps guide to a better body in the June issue of Vogue India.



Unknown said...

WOW! She is gorgeous! And her look is so versatile! LOVELY pics!!

I want the cutout bathing suit now! But I will need a spray tanner and a personal trainer ASAP! :)

A Preponderance of Fashion

The Dainty Dolls House said...

She is stunning!! And I love her opinion on things too. Lots of skinny people aren't actually healthy and sometimes others actually put the work in to maintain a healthy body. I love that bathing suit she is wearing, although I'd need to get fit to keep from poking out of it, hahahaha!! Gorgeous editorial! :) Have a great weekend darling girl!

Heather said...

Ok I have a major girl crush on her! I am loving the vintage vibe of these pics!


Mica said...

Beautiful! She is very stunning, and I love how she is talking about being healthy rather than being a particular weight. People can worry too much about a number, it's the lifestyle that makes a difference not some numbers on a scale. IMHO anyway :)

Amanda English said...

Love her! These pictures are all so stunning! My fave is of her standing on the old car! xoxo A-

Unknown said...

hey, kim! long time no see. it's great to see you blogging again. i missed your amazing editorials. deepika is gorgeous! she has great genes--amazing body she has. :)

hope you have a great weekend!!


Unknown said...

Wow, what an unbelievable face and body she has! I guess she's the true definition of ravishing. Hope you have a very happy weekend!

xo Mary Jo

Outside Looking In said...

I would like my body too if I looked like that! She's so stunningly beautiful!

Nelah said...

She is beautiful and i admire how she focuses on being healthy, rather than looking skinny. Most indian actresses/ models are drop dead gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Wow could she be any more beautiful? She is amazingly gorgeous!!

The Urban Umbrella


ftashion said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Hey thanx for sharing this! I'm really inspired by her words and how driven she is to stay fit and healthy.

Fang Ting

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Her face is so strong and pretty--total beauty. I had to look up kilos to pounds and found out she is about 132 pounds, so that is definitely pretty healthy...much better than being 110 pounds at her height. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

she is freaken gorgeous!!!! indian girls are so beautiful!!!! thanks for sharing kim!! xoxoxox

HeidiDee said...

She is absolutely gorgeous and her outfits are stunning! And I love her attitude on fitness- that's something more girls need to hear!

Jessica said...

she looks super gorgeous!! her glow and tan color is amazing!!

Johanna L. said...

She's so gorgeous, the unique look she has is absolutely fabulous, and that body is smoking. :) Thanks for sharing this fabulous editorial with us all :) xoxo ♥

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

She's gorgeous, the total embodiment of "You wear the clothes, the clothes don't wear you."

Dawn said...

Oh Kim she is gorgeous. What a blessing. I love what she said about fashion feeling like a part of you. I love comfort and I don't like spending all day in the mirror to get ready for a fashion blogger shoot. I should but I don't. hee haw! Have a great weekend kim. Thank you for all of your hilarious and sweet comments, you had me going girl!! dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Sheri said...

Well, hello Kim, girl! I hope all is well and fabulous with you! This girl is stunning. I loved reading this post. The clothes in this post are so amazing as well!

How are you doing? Miss you! Trying to get back to blogging. Slooooooowly. : )
Talk soon!

Unknown said...

Wow she is stunning and her attitude is gorgeous. I totally agree with her not everyone that is skinny is healthy.

Lena L said...

she is opinionated and i quite like that. ;)
and yes, she looks fit not skinny and she looks beautiful.
thanks for sharing, Kim!

oomph. said...

I like that these new upcoming models focus more on health instead of skinny...much more healthy! Deepika is gorgeous. Love those eyes!

Anastasia of Beverly Hills-Giveaway

Unknown said...

She is beautiful and I love all the pictures here. I agree with her outlook on health and fitness. I believe in it too. She is considered skinny in India but I like how she focusses on being fit and doesn't care about numbers. :)

Heel in Mint

little luxury list said...

Deepika is a refreshing star and has a great attitude on body image and health - it is all about leading a good lifestyle!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

PAPS said...

I think she is gorgeous and has a great complexion.

Jo said...

Man, she's BEAUTIFUL!

xo Jo

Project Curve said...

she used to badminton and always had a very athletic body..then she started with modelling..the thing is before this cover she went through some regime to lose further weight and look more toned to don a bikini..i respect that she did it the healthy way but i think she was quite fit and thin to wear a bikini(in an upcoming movie she has a lot of beach and party scenes)to begin with.

Unknown said...

Kim, she is stunning! Her face bone structure and her eyes are insanely gorgeous. The camera loves her.

THanks for sharing sweets!



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