She’s got the looks of a star and the tenacity of a supermodel, but Miss Veet 2016 winner Zainab Raja’s most admirable quality might be her fearlessness. Whether she was effortlessly serving cover-worthy snapshots or valiantly posing for the camera while a snake crawled over her body, Raja earned every ounce of her Miss Veet 2016 glory with guts – and that’s the same she has been doing ever since she entered the world of acting. The bold and badass actress and model spares us 60 seconds of her life for a quick and fun rapid fire. Excerpts:

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?

Girl on fire by Alicia Keys.

If you could bring one fictional character to life, who would it be?

Lara Croft.

Do you have a useless talent?

How can talent be useless?

Best compliment you have ever received?

Someone said to me, “You’re a perfect combo of beauty with brains.”

If you could be a child for one day, what would you do?

I’ll never grow up.

An item you like to collect?


What can turn the day around for you?

Good music and yoga.

Your favourite health care regimen?

Eating and sleeping on time. Also, taking my vitamins.

Tell us an embarrassing story.

I once was on call and it got disconnected but I still continued not knowing the call has been cut and it rang again while I was speaking. I was on a drama set. Everyone was watching, so it got kind of embarrassing.

Something you wish you had more time to do?

Dancing and writing.

If you could meet a person for the first time again, who would it be?

Nobody. I don’t like to go in the past and change anything.

A skin care/ health product you swear by?

Warm water and apple cider vinegar in the morning.