"I still want to explore more of modelling. Now that I have won the show, I definitely have an edge to work harder. I have done a few TV commercials before but now I want to do lots of fashion shows," Pranati told PTI.

"Because once I go in the acting side, I think I won't be able to get back to modelling. I always want to take it hand in hand, both of them together. I am just 21, I have time to get into full-fledged acting. For now I will stick to modelling," she added.

"Five years down the line I see myself as a Bollywood actress... When I am on stage, I get a high. Five years down the line, I would love to see myself perform on the big screen and at award shows."

The MTV show featured actress Lisa Haydon and ace photographer Daboo Ratnani as judges, while VJ-actress Anusha Dandekar and Neeraj Gaba were 'mentors'.

Pranati was one of the contenders for Miss India 2015 where she won in 'Miss Beautiful Legs', 'Miss Fashion Icon' and 'Miss Talented' categories.

Pranati said as a child she used to watch the original show 'America's Next Top Model' and was amazed at the transformation the girls on the show went through.

For the girl from Patna, there was never a moment where she doubted her own capability. But she admired Lisa.

"The first time I saw her on the show, I couldn't take my eyes off. Even though I was in the elimination round, I was staring at her. I look up to her and even as a person, I feel she is the most sorted woman I have ever met." PTI

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