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Edwin Kubzar as his name signifies, is well on his way to becoming a star in his own right. Edwin is a Naga model/ singer who first came into the limelight when he won India’s first K-pop Competition which was held in New Delhi in 2013. With a huge following from all over India, he has even performed at some exclusive gigs in Delhi.
He has appeared in TV commercials for Gionee, Titan fast track and was part of campaigns for Gionee, Titan Fast track and Aircel. He also landed a campaign with Jabong.com and has shot with one of the best photographers in the country.
In this exclusive Style spot interview, Edwin explains why he wants to be the next star and once you hear what he has to say, you’ll have no doubt that this star is on his way to the top.
This versatile star shares all his aspirations with us!
Read on to find out more!
EASTERN MIRROR: What were your dreams as a child? How did your journey to the showbiz industry start?
EDWIN KUBZAR: I wanted to be a part of showbiz even as a kid in school and one thing led to the other. I started posting videos and pictures on social media and that’s how I was noticed.
EASTERN MIRROR: So let’s talk a little about all the different things that you’re fitting in right now. You’re modeling and singing. Tell us a little about each.
EDWIN KUBZAR: I started modeling when I was 18, I started shooting for Designers in Dimapur and a year later I was signed up by a modeling agency in New Delhi. I have been fortunate enough to have done some great TV commercials and print shoots.
As far as singing is concerned, I’ve always enjoyed singing and a lot of my identity is defined by it. I participated in the K-Pop contest held in Delhi and was declared the winner; I have done gigs and videos but I intend to take it further, hit it big.
EASTERN MIRROR: Most people find one career path to carve before they venture in to spreading their skills set. You seem to be doing things the other way round by pursuing both modeling and singing career simultaneously. Is this a deliberate move?
EDWIN KUBZAR: I actually have no strategy as such, I enjoy doing both so it’s all good, no pressure.
EASTERN MIRROR: Which one do you enjoy the most- Modeling or singing? Why?
EDWIN KUBZAR: I enjoy both actually, because modeling has its own charm and likewise with singing, modeling gives you a chance to be many varied personality and singing makes me feel real.
EASTERN MIRROR: Identity crisis is a primary object that Northeast people face who wants to make it big in the showbiz world. Did you ever face that? What misconception do you want the Northeast people to clear about ‘Identity crisis’?
EDWIN KUBZAR: I think not really anymore because now we are appreciated for our diversity, that door has been kicked, if you are passionate, hardworking and have the potential you can fit in anywhere.
EASTERN MIRROR: What are the things that you had to get used to in your career?
EDWIN KUBZAR: Criticism, you are judged on how you look and that can be hard sometimes but that’s what it’s all about and I have learned from it
EASTERN MIRROR: What do you
think about the state of men’s fashion right now?
EDWIN KUBZAR: I think Nagaland is a fashionable place, people actually envy our style and we somehow know how to get things right.
EASTERN MIRROR: Do we also see an actor in Edwin Kubzar? Is acting on your bucket list? If so, do you think with distinct features as mentioned above, you can grab the role that you desire?
EDWIN KUBZAR: I would not rule out anything, I hope and pray something comes along, watch this space.
EASTERN MIRROR: What are your favorite fashion trends right now?
EDWIN KUBZAR: I am not really a trendy person but I think the way to go is norm core or in other ways play it cool, coordinate as less as possible.