Do I have what it takes to be the next Chiara Ferragni?

We asked fashion photog Hema Patel whether or not us Insta hoes have what it takes to become queens of social media.

What is the first thing you look for when casting a model? 

Her/His smile.

Let’s talk weight … what is the ideal weight/ height? I don’t think weight or height matter as long as they are comfortable in their own skin it will show in the picture or photograph.

Does your Instagram and social media accounts work in your favour (like if I’m Insta famous or not?). They do help with promoting my business!

Worst thing a model can do on set? Complain!

Does breast size matter? Is there such a thing as too big? (Also, your thoughts on undergoing breast augmentation?). There is no such thing as too big, again if you are happy with the way you look then it shouldn’t matter what others think. I am not against breast augmentation at all, if the individual prefers to do it then why not, maybe they will feel more confident about themselves once they have their breasts done. If you have it flaunt it!

What should I wear to castings / make – up? I think you should come as natural as possible. You can come with make-up but do not cake it as some shoots prefer the natural look.

 How important is a professional portfolio? It is important as you want to show everyone out there what you are capable of doing.

Dream celeb to work with and why? Jessica Alba- I feel she is very natural (beauty and personality). She seems to be a very down to earth person who wouldn’t be too fussy about anything.

Celeb you would least like to work with and why? Kim Kardashian – Too DRAMATIC!! I think she will need to be given a lot of attention and if she is not happy about a something, she will make it known.

An example of Hema’s work is found below. To book a shoot with Hema email her on