Taking to her Instagram handle, Dia shared a picture of Lara and her moment of crowning glory as Miss Universe. She captioned it, ‘My girl’, followed by a heart-eyed emoticon.
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The post also contained Lara’s quote from her pageant which read, ‘Nobody is going to remember how you looked, what gown you wore, what makeup you had on, what jewellery you had on, or whether your nails were painted or not, but they will remember, how you treated them. It’s how you treat people, that’s the legacy you leave behind.’
Apart from this, Lara also spoke about how she would convince people who are protesting against the pageant. She had said, “I think pageants like the Miss Universe pageant gives us young women a platform to foray in the fields that we want to and forge ahead, be it entrepreneurship, be it the armed force, be it politics. It gives us a platform to voice our choices and opinions and makes us strong, independent that we are today.”
Dia Mirza was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International in the same year.
On the work front, Dia was last seen in Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Thappad’ that starred Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati in lead roles. The movie received positive reviews from the audience and the critics alike.
Lara Dutta, on the other hand, was last seen in ‘Bell Bottom’ that starred Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor in lead roles. It also featured Huma Qureshi in a key role.