Hi, I'm Sophia Enzo Patel and 7 years old, I am an Indian girl from Dallas and a professional model for Kim Dawson Agency, singer and also I like to act. I like to joke, sing and of course dance Bollywood style. I started modeling when I was 4 years old and currently I am featured on Neiman Marcus, Sams Club and Michael's websites.
I did a Bollywood dance at the age of 5 by myself in front of a crowd of 800 people at my cousin’s wedding with only 2 rehearsals. I also have done a lot of photoshoots and been on a lot of websites such as J.C Penney's, Kid Kraft, Neiman Marcus, Sams Club, Michaels. I also have done fashion shows for the World Trade Center in Dallas and I am a brand ambassador for Purveyor24, Uniquebaby shop, Moque, Jean and Hadley, Amelia J Collections and LittleGoodall clothing.
I like to travel and have been to London, Dubai, Mauritius, Germany and France, where I did a photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower and get this, a company created a doll that looks just like me which is currently sold at Posh Customs Dolls.
My Mum, Kalyani is born and raised in the Mauritius Island and speaks French and my dad, Anil is born and raised in England and speaks Gujarati, I am trying to learn both languages slowly. I like a lot school a lot and want to be a Pediatrician so I can help kids when I grow up.
I like modeling because its a lot of fun, we get travel and dress up in different clothes. I also love being able to make new friends outside of my school, and dance class and also like the attention. I like to smile a lot and in modeling, we call it "Turn - Smile - Pose" and like to work with a lot of different professional photographers especially with Vishal Gandhi for the "Back To School" photoshoot and like getting my makeup done by Lavish. This was a lot of fun, because it was a big school and Uncle Vishal let me pose upside down on the school desk, which was a lot of fun...
I think modeling for me can help me become who I want to be in life because as my mum and dad say, ‘Everything is possible in life’ and everyone can do it too if you work hard enough.
“Miracles do happen when our spirit is stronger than the body”
An insight to the life of Padma Mishra, the owner of VISRAP entertainment. A girl from a small state in India, who comes to USA with some buried dreams and desires and then along with adapting herself in a new environment, taking care of all the home chores and family just decided to give wings to her passion.
She was always in love with music and decided to bring this music to the reach of the Dallas Community and thus was born VISRAP entertainment. Not only this she is also a Board of directors and Women Forum Co chair for Indian Association of North Texas.
1. What inspired you to start VISRAP Entertainment?
A: - When I moved to Dallas, had no friends, so involved myself in volunteer work for concerts and started enjoying and looking at the fact that no women are involved in this field, so I decided to start this venture.
2. What was the logic behind the name VISRAP?
A:- The name is a combination of my whole family, VIS from my son, Vishal, RA from my husband, Rajesh and P from my name, Padma. My family support is my inspiration.
3. How did you manage to do three shows back to back in 2018 all alone in spite of all the odds that you were facing in life?
A: - I am a challenge loving person, my self-confidence and my willingness to do things made me do this.
4. You are loved and surrounded by so many people around you, what’s the magic behind this?
A: - I believe in give and take, if you give love and respect, you are reflected back.
5. What message would you like to give to girls out there who have somewhere in heart to do something, but are not able to be that bold enough to ignite it?
A: - Whatever you want to do, people will give you advice, people will help you but in the end its you have to take it forward. Be yourself.
Women are the real architects of the society.
Happy Woman’s Day .
Little girls with dreams become woman with vision
Believes in Commitment till the end. Never ever give up.
What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneurs?
Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
The moment you walk in, you feel the positive energy pulsing from ever part of the practice. The entire team makes you feel welcome, everyone is very warm, the process is very well organised and the end results are always fabulous, it's an all in all package deal. I cannot sing Dr. Bailey & his practice's praises enough, every single experience is flawless. Our entire family goes there and we can guarantee we will be lifetime customers - we'd even take our dog if they offered services for canines!
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
We enjoy travelling and make it a point to leave the country with our kids at least once a year. We especially like discovering new countries and exposing ourselves to new cultures it's a great way to learn.
I thoroughly enjoy being creative and building memories through crafting scrapbooks & photobooks, when I have a spare moment (very rare nowdays!) On the other hand, Ravi in his spare time indulges in eating out, trying new cuisines and restaurants and watching movies to unwind. Together, we also love entertaining and spending quality time with our family and friends.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Reading our first set of amazing reviews from customers when we opened Rodizio Grill. It really touched us and made us feel justified in doing what we do.
What ignited the spark in you to start a business venture?
We've always been "foodies" and when we say "foodies" we mean we
enjoy great tasting, delicious foods and a variety of dishes and meals. We're very
social and naturally love welcoming