She got her first break as the Proper Patola girl in Diljit Dosanjh’s video but not many people know the story behind how that came to be. Tris Dhaliwal wasn’t auditioning for it, nor was she actively looking. She was just another teenage girl hanging out with her friends, taking in her culture when her footsteps into adulthood significantly changed. When she was just 17 years old, she went to the stylish Singh’s concert in San Jose, California when he was doing his Jatt and Juliet tour. Tris’ friends were coaches of a bhangra team that was going to dance on stage with Diljit and Neeru Bajwa, the movie’s female lead. Thanks to her friends, Tris was able to go back stage to meet the stars after the show. What happened next altered her path in a way she never expected.
Growing up a mixed ethnicity wasn’t always easy for Tris. She is half Caucasian and half Sikh, Punjabi. Tris really embraces her culture on both ends and in many ways is more desi than one would stereotype her to be. She loves being Punjabi and indulges in everything from the music, language, culture and heritage. As she grew older, her striking looks often met with compliments from people encouraging her to enter modeling as she could pull off versatility in the field. Though she had a desire to look into modeling, being 17, she wasn’t quite seriously pursuing it just yet. Like any other teenager, she was still enjoying the simpler things that for most teens are still the most time consuming such as school, being close to her family and managing time to hang out with friends. So one day, Tris accompanied her friends to a concert of one of the most popular artists of our time right now- Diljit Dosanjh. Being a Punjabi and the fact it was a Punjabi concert, Tris chose to wore a bright yellow suit. After all, the concert was of the Jatt and Juliet stars- Diljit and Neeru Bajwa. Many people questioned her about why she wore a suit as though it was an odd choice. Tris didn’t think so. She was really proud to wear a suit even if more people at the concert were dressed western. Little did she know, that bright yellow suit was going to leave quite the impression on the least expected individuals.
- BodhiTechnique for the video filming, editing and photography: www.bodhitechnique.com
- Punjabi American Media for additional photography stills: www.punjabiamericanmedia.com
- Makeup and hair by Sheena Dhillon: Email: Makeupbysheenad@hotmail.com ; FB/Instagram : makeupbysheenad
- Styling by Soni Samra, Creative Director, We DeSide
Face: Porefessional by benefits, Elf face primer, NARS luminous all day foundation -Ceyan and Stromboli (mixed), NARS creamy radiant concealer – Ginger /Custard (highlight), Makeup forever pro finish powder in 117 and 127 (contour/highlight), L.A. Pro concealer to contour, MAC blush- harmony -contour, MAC blush-prism, MAC blush desert rose, MAC highlight blush -Amber glow
Brows: Anastasia brow wiz pencil in dark brown, MAC Brow powder in ebony
Eyes: Alamay liquid eye liner, Ardell lashes- glamour 105, Loreal voluminous original black, MAC eye liner -Coasta Riche (bottom lid), Coastal scents Revealed palette- nudes, Urban decay Naked 3 palette -strange, limit, and nooner.
Lips: Elf lip liner in Rose, Elf lip pencil in Natural