Meet the 19-year-old model who has proved autism cannot hold him back
According to WHO, one in every 160 children worldwide is affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is a neurological condition where most children have a hard time speaking in the public or become extreme introverts or extroverts.
While a person with ASD might have a specific difficulty in certain areas, they also tend to get very interested in particular subjects. And displaying this ability to be an inspiration to many others like him is Pranav Bakshi from Delhi.
The 19-year-old recently made headlines by becoming India’s first model with autism. Pranav has walked the ramp for a few well-known fashion labels.
The bio of his Instagram page reads, “Autism is my superpower” and he is definitely conquering the modelling industry with his boyish charm and love for fashion.
Despite Pranav’s 40 per cent disability, suffering from echolalia and anxiety, he is soring high in the world of fashion and aspires to model for international brands, someday.
He recently posted a video of his first ever ramp walk at Bangalore’s UB City Mall and posted, ” Sorry the video quality is not good. This was my first ramp walk, in 2016 for Walk With A Difference in Bengaluru. I got the title of Mr.Charming. There were so many contestants I was competing with to walk the ramp. I danced for the first talent round on Watch Me by Silento because it was my favourite song at that time. My sister taught me some steps. I also loved visiting UB City Mall, I think it’s awesome.”