Girl crush alert!
She shot to fame on UK reality show ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, and has gone on to forge a successful singing career since.
So when Jasmin Walia was in Sydney last week, we had to catch up with the Indian-British sensation for a chat.
Here’s what Jasmin had to say on…
Her career transition from TV to music:
“It’s actually what I wanted to do always. I had it planned, and I used television as a platform to get into it.
I just thought doing TV will kind of get my name out there and then I can go into singing. It takes time to get music out there.”
Her Australian performances:
“They were really good. Sydney was so much fun. The people were so lively. Melbourne is good but Sydney is definitely more lively.”
“I did a mainstream show back in the UK so I suppose it was easier in that sense. Touch wood I haven’t really had an extreme amount of racism. I’ve obviously had a couple of people say a few things here and there in the past which is not nice but they’re just small minded people so I just ignore it.”
A potential Bollywood career:
“I’d love to, that would be really fun.”
Her insecurities with body image:
“Actually I have more insecurities facially rather than my body. I feel like I’ve got really big ears and my forehead’s a bit tiny but I think that’s an Asian thing.
“When you’re in the public eye you’re always being judged anyway so it kind of does make you insecure sometimes but I just have to get over it.
“Some days I do feel ‘oh god I don’t look so good’ but then other times I’m just like ‘whatever, accept me for who I am’.”
Advice to other South Asian women hoping to make it in the media world:
“Keep pushing forward and keep showing your face everywhere until they get sick of you and accept you.”
Her relationship status:
“I am not seeing anyone. I’m single.”
Her message to our editor Alicia “Leeshie” V:
“Keep doing your thing.”