"I think that life is enjoyed when you have the difficulties to overcome, it makes the sweet sweeter. I found it very hard to be away from my family and I had to overcome being alone.
"Also focusing on one thing has always been a challenge as I really have multiple passions, I was lucky that along the way I remained the focus," she said.
Being a South African model and actress, Gabriella was a Miss Indian Premier League (IPL) Bollywood 2009 contestant and was chosen as one of FHM's "100 Sexiest Women In The World" contenders. She acted in a promo song of Malayalam movie Red Wine with the song 'Neelakasham kaividum'. She also appeared in a music video opposite Aditya Narayan, in his single "Tu Hi Pyar Hai" along with appearing in the movie Sonali Cable.
She has been roped in as a part of fitness brand HRX family along with another model, Diva Dhawan.
An active sports enthusiast and entrepreneur, Gabriella has taken the fitness path to compensate for her packed lifestyle. She is also in the news for reportedly dating actor Arjun Rampal.
Images: Gabriella Demetriades on Instagram