Jayan Subba Manandhar is a well known name in Nepali modeling industry. Jayan entered the modeling industry in 1996 as a model and participated in numerous fashion show as a ramp model. These days, she is one of the best fashion reporter in Nepali media.
Photo – Jayan Subba Manandhar (L) with Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba (R) during Miss Nepal 2014
The CEO of The Ramp Modeling Agency and fashion choreographer, Jayan has organized about 100 different shows. Before 1996, there were only a few modeling events and there were no modeling training institutes in Nepal. Jayan started the Agency when her relatives Motikala Dewan and Sushma Kala had come to Nepal from the USA in 1996. The Ramp Modeling Agency was the first institute to offer professional training to models. Since 1998 Jayan has been managing the Agency all by herself. Before starting the training agency, Jayan was trained by Bijaya Niraula, also a US-trained trainer.
The models trained at the Agency have established themselves in TVC (Television commercials) and music videos. Some of the well known products of The Ramp Modeling Agency include Kala Subba, Pooja Lama, Bimalesh Adhikari, Benisha Hamal, Binaya Shrestha, and Richa Sharma.
Jayan says that the modeling industry is decent and professional. Although there are rumors of sex trade in modeling industry, it all depends on the model.
Jayan says that modeling is not easy. A model should be trained and be knowledgeable of the industry before jumping in. Appearance alone doesn’t make one a successful model. Success in modeling depends on hard work, dedication and training.
Photo – Jayan Subba Manandhar (R) with actress and model Harshika Shrestha (L)
A Facebook message of Jayan Subba Manandhar on the Nepali new year, 2071.