- A 14-year-old girl found fame and fortune when she became an instant sensation
- Maleesha Karwa from Dharavi, India's largest slum, was stunned by the recognition and fame she received
- A beauty brand reportedly spotted her during a campaign for young girls in India
A 14-year-old Indian girl from the slum was shocked to see her face plastered all over a beauty product in a shop.
Maleesha Karwa from India's largest slum, Dharavi, is making waves after being picked to become the face of Essential Forest, a beauty brand from India.
Maleesha spotted via her Intagram page
A picture on social media showed the teenage overnight sensation awed by the visibility the products gave her.
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According to a social media post, the brand reportedly spotted Maleesha during their 'Empower Young Minds campaign.
Maleesha, who aspires to be a supermodel, regularly shares her pictures with 200 Instagram followers who might have gotten instant recognition from the luxury brand.
Using the hashtag #theprincessfromtheslum, Maleesha grabbed the brand's attention, leading to national recognition.
One of her fans commented and said it was nice to finally see a dark supermodel as the face of the brand.
Viewers commend her beauty
"Glad to finally see dark skin tones being appreciated. High-time Indians stopped obsessing over fair skin. This child is wonderful, by the way. God bless her."
Another one said she hopes she is paid according to the industry price.
"I'm hoping they're paying her justifiably for her work and presence. I hope it's not one of those cases of colour-"
A third person said: "I just hope that she is not exploited and she now has a good income for her and her family out in that slum."
One person said the brand had given the teenager more than more. She said they have given her the confidence to believe she can do anything.
India's population surpasses China's
Earlier in May, United Nations said India officially overtook China as the most populated country in the world.
The UN estimated that India's population would hit 1.4 billion, surpassing mainland China's population.
According to the UN, India's population is expected to continue to grow while China reached its peak recently and is currently experiencing a decline, 2022 estimates reveal.
Reports say about 4.2% of India's population lives in severe poverty, and about 18.7% are vulnerable to poverty.
Billionaire gifts 19-year-old beauty entrepreneur N166 million to speak with his daughters
Legit.ng reported that a 19-year-old beauty entrepreneur, Tania Speaks, has gotten a raise for her organic beauty business from a billionaire, Mark Cuban, after she pitched her ideas on a television show, Shark Tank. The investment, however, came with a caveat.
That the 19-year-old meets his two daughters and has a one-on-one with them.
The billionaire said he would invest the money for a 15 per cent share in her beauty business and also that she should tell his daughters how she built her business.