Nicole Estelle Faria (born 9 February 1990) is an Indian model from Bangalore whose claim to fame is winning the Miss
Earth 2010 pageant in Vietnam. Faria is the first woman from India to win Miss Earth.
She is the hot new dusky beauty in B-town creating a lot of hype sorrounding her role in her Bollywood debut, Yaariyan.
She is also one of the featured models in the exclusive Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2014, shot in the Philippines by renowned photogrhapher, Atul Kasbekar.
Nicole has been in the fashion industry since she was 15. She has been part of the fashion industry in Mumbai, Delhi and
Colombo respectively. She has been featured in fashion magazines like Elle, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, etc. She has also walked
the ramp in the Lakme Fashion Week, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week and Colombo Fashion Week.
Faria won the Miss India Earth title at the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2010 beauty pageant in Mumbai. Pantaloons Femina
Miss India is a national beauty pageant competition in India, which annually selects three winners to compete
internationally. She won amongst the likes of Manasvi Mamgai, who was crowned Femina Miss India World 2010, and Neha Hinge who got the Femina Miss India International 2010.
Faria was crowned by Miss India Earth 2009 Shriya Kishore.
Faria then represented India in the Miss Earth 2010 beauty pageant in Vietnam, and was crowned Miss Earth 2010.
At this point, it was all guns blazing for miss Faria, although she decided to take it slow and went back to modelling.
Finally, Faria decided to do a film called "Yaariyan". This marks her debut in Bollywood.
Faria has been travelling the world, as the global brand ambassador for Frédérique Constant Geneve. A certain percentage
of proceeds from all the watches goes to the International Children's Heart Foundation.
Her role as global brand ambassador for the Swiss watch brought her to various countries.