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Aastha Pokharel, 20, is an intern nurse from Nepal who discovered her calling in modeling. However, when she first started out, her relatives did not support her dreams as modeling is deemed for "spoilt girls" in her country. Pokharel though said she is thankful her mother had always had her back. (Yahoo! photo/ Deborah Choo)

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