Nicole Estelle Faria (born 9 February 1990) is an Indian model from Bangalore who won the Miss Earth 2010. Faria is the first woman from India to win Miss Earth. She is also one of the featured models in the exclusive Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar for 2014, shot in the Philippines.
Faria entered show business as part of her prizes in winning Femina Miss Earth India 2010. She was managed by Shoot Talent Management, a division of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.(BCCL) – India's premier media house, with KWAN – India's leading entertainment and marketing company.
She graced the inauguration of the 12th pin-up store of La Senza and the launching of its wild and lacy fierce collection on 26 January 2012 in Mumbai, India. Two weeks after, along with other celebrities in India she graced the seventh anniversary of Cypress, a multi-designer store and the launching of a label, Aminder Madan.
She walked in fashion show participated by national and international tennis players ahead of a tournament in March 2012 in Bangalore. She took the ramp in a little black dress which became the highlight of the show. The following day, she cut the ribbon and inaugurated the Popley La Classique boutique in Mumbai.
In April 2012, she posed for Vogue Australia together with Puerto Rican star Joan Smalls, Australian Shanina Shaik, and Tunisian model Hanaa Ben Abdesslem under the theme, "celebration of diversity with a truly beautiful global issue". She was then interviewed by Australia's flag carrier, Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service (Qantas) and was featured in the inflight magazine, Australian Way in its April 2012 issue where she shared her environmental advocacy.
In May 2012, she graced the Ramesh Dembla and Vibes Slimming Fashion Show in India as the showstopper in a black outfit and a floral number with a plunging neckline; she then became the surprise of the evening when she took the stage for a belly dance routine. In July, Faria walked for Reshma Kunhi in a red and black embellished mermaid skirt on the final day of the Blender’s Pride Bangalore Fashion Week.