Bali Kaur Bassi Is The First Punjabi-Canadian Model To Be Featured On The Cover Of A Major Fashion Publication in Canada
After her recent appearance on the cover of Glow Magazine, Bali Kaur Bassi, is the first Punjabi-Canadian model to make the cover of a major fashion publication in Canada. Due to the lack of Indian models in the industry, Bassi felt as if modeling was a career she could only dream of. However, after seeing a rise in representation of Indian models she was inspired to reach out to modeling agencies.
As a model, Bassi is part of the frontline of most marketing campaigns and becomes a figure of representation for the population of South Asians in Canada. Diverse representation promotes inclusivity and discourages uniformity.
Bassi told Affinity that she hopes to show the world that all women are beautiful, not just women with Eurocentric features. She also hopes to inspire girls to embrace their individuality and stay true to themselves.