Interview & Article: T.Cooper
Dr. Tabasum Mir is the perfect combination of brains and beauty; this is probably why she was cast as one of the stars of the Bravo TV dating series, “The Singles Project”. Aside from being a gorgeous reality star, Dr. Mir is also a successful dermatologist, and owner of MirSkin Inc. in New York City. The rising popularity of the “Kylie Jenner challenge” has caused Dr. Mir to be concerned for young people who do not understand the possible dangers of partaking in the lip plumping challenge. We recently spoke with Dr. Mir to discuss her participation in reality TV, her career as a dermatologist, and the health risks of it.
America knows you best for your appearance on “The Single’s Project”, how was your experience on the dating show?
It was really interesting because of the fact that it was done in real time. A lot of people were watching us [the cast of the “Singles Project”} and would want to date us, but I felt like they were memorizing what we like, and then pretended to be that person [we described]. It was really hard to separate genuine people from people with ulterior motives. I remember being on the Today Show, and the guy there who said he wanted to date me literally reiterated everything I said that I needed in a man over the last few episodes [of “The Singles Project”]. I felt like people were watching so that they knew what to say to us when they met us in person. One guy even said to me that he told the producers to make sure that his business name was featured – he said that to me directly!
Would you ever do reality TV again?
Yes. I am going to do reality TV again, I can’t tell you what just yet, but you will see me again soon.
How long have you been a dermatologist?
I’ve been a doctor since 1998 but I’ve had my own practice for over 10 years now.
What has been the key to having such a successful career in dermatology?
I love it, I feel like I’m doing what my purpose is in life. In med school I thought this was such an interesting field, and I find [practicing] it rewarding. Sometimes the patients can be a little high maintenance when they are coming in for something cosmetic, and you have to manage that, but I’ve gotten really good at [dealing with] that. I won’t lead people down the wrong path, or [tell them to] do anything they shouldn’t be doing because it’s still medical; although the world seems to make [dermatology] more of a spa thing. To this day it still shocks me that people don’t realize that you have to be a physician to practice dermatology, a lot of people don’t know that and I’m stunned by that some times.
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