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Riya Subodh’s journey to becoming India’s next top model

India's next top model

In today’s Bollywood entertainment news, we have the winner of the much-anticipated reality show, MTVs – India’s next top model (Season 3) which has come to an end recently. Riya Subodh, a small town girl from Ahmedabad won the title and ruled millions of hearts with her simplicity and charm. Riya Subodh’s journey on the show was both inspiring and surprising (after all, battling with 13 models isn’t easy).

Though a lot of contestants called her a drama queen naming her ‘garba ben’ but hey, everything is fair in love and war! Plus, competing against the top models on a platform like this is no less than a war.

India's next top model

The show was aired on MTV and hosted by the extremely sensuous and never aging, Malaika Arora. The judging panel consisted of celebrity photographer Daboo Ratnani; the very handsome Milind Soman and Malaika herself. Anusha Dandekar and Neerja Gaba were the mentors for the models on this show this year.


In her audition, Riya revealed how her parents supported her passion for becoming a model after watching the second season of INTM along with her family. Despite being from a conservative family, her parents always held her back and supported her. Being very fascinated by this show and thought this could both make and change her life she participated in the third season. Though she was first skeptical about how her parents would react to the bikini round but then their support boosted her confidence.

The theme for this year’s show was ‘Fashion Gets Tough’ and Riya handled the fashion police very well. Be it acing the bald look or wearing a bikini or even posing with Malaika Arora Khan, Riya Subodh never failed to impress the judges and the audiences alike. After all, she always had a winning streak in herself!*Proud*

India's next top model

The hottest cowgirl I have seen till date!

India's next top model

After winning the title, Riya couldn’t contain her excitement and in a video posted by MTV India on Twitter, she said that the show is a lifetime experience for her. She also mentioned that will never forget the free fall and iguana shoot which happened to her. Amongst all the contestants, she was the only one who had no idea or experience about fashion. But she did it!

We too are happy for you, Riya!

India's next top model

Riya also spilled the beans on her most memorable experience on the show when she got to work with Milind Soman and Malaika Arora Khan.  Haven’t you seen the picture yet? Both Riya and Malaika look stunning in these ensembles. The underwater shoot with Milind was also extraordinary and exciting. On asking about her future plans, Riya said she would accept good offers and would want to do TV shows and Bollywood movies if approached.

India's next top model

Prior to the finale, the top three finalists shot for the ‘OPPO 2018 calendar’. The theme for that was a family portrait. With her inimitable talent and top-notch poses, Riya did it with much ease and perfection. For more updates on Riya’s pictures, you can follow her Instagram account.

India's next top model

The first and second runner-up contestants were Sabita Karki and Shweta Raj respectively.

Well, Riya get ready for all the paparazzi you’ll be attracting. As the winner of MTV India’s Next Top Model Season 3, Riya Subodh gets a one-year assignment with the channel.

India's next top model

After the spectacular win of Riya Subodh, it is no surprise if people believe in their dreams, they can come true!

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