Model-turned-actress Deepika Padukone
says she always wanted to carve a niche for herself in the glamour industry but without participating in a beauty pageant, unlike many of her colleagues.
'I had set up an objective to become a model without winning any beauty pageants,' Deepika told choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan on STAR Plus' "Tere Mere Beach Mein".
But the actress didn't give any specific reason for her aversion to taking part in beauty contests.
A lot of Indian actresses including Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Celina Jaitley, Lara Dutta and Dia Mirza joined Bollywood after earning fame through national and international beauty pageants.