In school she was a good sports woman and this helped her participate in different countries. Today she is doing her higher studies at the Kelaniya University, majoring in Geography.
As a leading model she has taken the stage at several fashion shows and has just started modeling in India as well. Her face appears in many commercials and she is also the face of ABSTRACT and Molly Boulevard.
Visna Fernando is seen as a very simple, down to earth girl. Last year she took part in the Derana Goya Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth competition, where she bagged the crown and represented Sri Lanka at the Miss Earth 2015 competition in Austria.
Her hobbies are reading novels, drawing, playing netball, listening to music and doing wood carvings. Her dream is to become an influential person in the world, so she could help those suffering from poverty in Sri Lanka.
Visna said she is grateful to people like Kamil Hewavitharana, Yasasurie Kiribandara, Gihan Nanayakkara of Orient Lanka, Hiran Wijesekera, for the beautiful clothes, Didi, Niranjan, Sri Lankan Airlines for a super flight to Frankfurt and Brian Kerkoven, Franchise Director Sri Lanka and for his finale and her other evening gowns for the Top Model of the World competition.
She also thanked Arantha Sirimanne for her lovely portfolio pictures and Derana for all the training they gave her and Prishan Pandithage for showing her how to get a great photograph. (Colombo Gazette)