Pageant Achievements: Lara Dutta
Gladrags Megamodel,* 1995
Young Lara was just 16 years old when she won this pageant!
And I believe that is a young
I love Lara’s round, round face! She looks so sweet!
Miss Intercontinental,** 1997
I couldn’t find much on this pageant - if anybody wants to pass on any links, please do!
Femina Miss India, 2000
Start about 1:30 for Lara’s crowning!
Lara Dutta beat out Dia Mirza and Priyanka Chopra to take home the big prize!
Miss Universe, 2000
Lara is widely regarded as having one of the best bikini bodies of all the Miss Universes.
Her ethnic costume comes courtesy a blog that doesn’t seem to exist anymore... but thanks!
The final question....
Host: “Right now there’s a protest going on right outside here calling the Miss Universe Pageant disrespectful to women. Convince them that they’re wrong.”
Lara: “I think pageants like the Miss Universe pageant gives us young women a platform to foray into the fields that we want to forge ahead - be it entreprenuership, be it the armed forces, be it politics. It gives us a platform to voice our choices and opinions and makes us the strong independent women that we are today.”
Welcome home, Miss Universe!!
That was quite a year for Indian Pageant Queens!
* Pictures from Gladrags thanks to Zarasben at the Missosology Forums! What an amazing find!!
** Miss Intercontinental is a German run pageant.