|Nadeeka Samanmali Perera|
|Born||22 Oct 1983
|Eye color||dark brown|
Nadeeka Samanmali Perera (Sinhala:නදීකා සමන්මලී පෙරෙරා, born 22 Oct 1983) is a Sri Lankan fashion model born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She competed in the Miss World 2005 pageant and has been crowned as "The International Best Female Model-2007" at a ceremony held in Spain.
Nadeeka was educated at Central College – Dehiwala and St. Joseph’s Girls’ School. She wanted to become a model ever since the age of 16. Standing tall at 5’10”, Nadeeka is the tallest female model in Sri Lanka.
She has successfully completed a professional course in modeling and presently follows a course in beauty culture. After completing her courses, she hopes to set up her own boutique selling her own line of designs. She enjoys social dancing, volleyball, sewing, designing and making costume jewellery, and watching TV programs on travel and tourism.
Her aim in life is to encourage all young women to believe in themselves and overcome all obstacles which prevent them from fulfilling their dreams.
Perera represented Sri Lanka at the pageant in Alicante, Spain in 2007 and for the first time a Sri Lankan woman won first place in this category apart from the four mini titles, Miss Photogenic, Miss Glamour, Best National Costume and Miss Catwalk.
Her mini title Best National Costume was a unique design as she dressed up as a traditional 'Gara Yaka'.
In 2012 She started her own modeling school with 17 students. Those students were graduated on 21 Oct 2012.
- "Sunday Observer – Nadeeka Perera". Retrieved 2007-08-05.
- "A role model for Lanka’s young women". Daily News(Sri Lanka). 23 August 2007.
- Nadeeka Perera International Best Female Model 2007
- "Miss World 2006 – Nadeeka Perera". Archived from the original on 2007-04-16. Retrieved 2007-09-20.
- "UNPLUGGED – International Best Model 2007". Sunday LAKBIMA NEWS(Sri Lanka). 12 August 2007.
- Nadeeka Perera Natural Beauty iStock Photos and Images
- Nadeeka Perera Photos and Profile
- Official Website – Sri Lankan Model Network
- YouTube – Video
- Nadeeka Perera Photo Gallery
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