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2015’s been a great year for marketing professional Preeti Daga, whose modeling career is flying high with ramp shows, fashion weeks and Bollywood movie roles

She came to Australia to study digital and social media, but it was the world of modeling that caught her eye. And although she began her walk down the runway seven years ago, 2015 seems to be the year Preeti Daga’s career is truly taking off.

The year began well, when Preeti won a couple of titles in Latin American Pageant show held in Melbourne in January 2015.

“Modeling has always been a passion for me. I have walked the ramp for leading designers in Australia as part of the ongoing festivities of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Lord Mayor’s International Students Welcome 2014 and 2015,” says Preeti, who was also a part of the Fashion Runway at the prestigious Indian Film Festival of Melbourne held on 15 August this year.

“It was a dream come true for me. Sharing the ramp with the fashionista Sonam Kapoor, and actors Anil Kapoor, Simi Grewal and other stars of the Bollywood film industry is an honor in itself,” says Preeti. “Designers for IFFM Awards night included talented Anamika Khanna, Gaurav Gupta , Richard Nylon , Roopa Pemmaraju , Susan Dimasi who showcased their collection if the theme of Equality,” she adds.

Preeti, who heads the Marketing and PR Department of leading Not for Profit (NFP) organization called Community Housing Ltd (CHL), is also pursuing her career as a professional model. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English Language from Lady Sri Ram College in India, and a dual Diploma in Business and Management and certificates in Digital and Social Media from Melbourne University.

Besides being a model, Preeti has also worked in few short and feature length movies in Melbourne. Two of her Bollywood films — Wedlock and Ishq Forever – where she plays the lead have been completed and received great reviews. Her third movie — The Hidden Truth — is a Hindi feature film focused on the issue of family violence and is slated for release towards the end of 2015.

“I have a few offers for roles in short and full length feature films, which I will get working on at the end of the year. I have also got a few offers to MC, like the Indian Beauty show Ms Melbourne Glamorous 2015 in October,” says Preeti, who has also been appointed Youth Ambassador by South Asian Communities Link Group – a not for profit organization that aims at promoting harmony, unity and peace amongst the member communities.

Preeti is also an active community worker serving on the executive team of not for profit organization ‘Ramon Helps’, which is focused on domestic violence.

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