Mehr Jesia says that motherhood has taught her to “always keep the child inside you alive”

The former Miss India and supermodel also reminisces about her early days in the industry and says she misses the friendship she shared with her fellow models
Mehr Jesia won the Femina Miss India 1986 and was part of the first generation of Indian supermodels
Mehr Jesia won the Femina Miss India 1986 and was part of the first generation of Indian supermodels
Published on Dec 15, 2018 09:47 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By

What’s the most Parsi thing about you?

My honesty.

What’s the most bizarre look you have tried in real life?

I think I was the first model in India to try all these bizarre hair extensions! I was so bad with the upkeep of it that every time I would walk, I’d leave a trail of hair behind me.

Mehr’s minutes

Date of birth: November 30

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Place of birth: Kolkata

School/college: The J.B. Vachha High School / Sophia College For Women, Mumbai

First break: Lakme campaign

High point of your life: When I had my babies

Who’s your favourite Indian designer and why?

Apart from Rohit Khosla, it has to be Tarun (Tahiliani). He is like a brother to me and he has chosen me as his muse for the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018.

The most vivid memory from the 1986 Miss India pageant where you won the title…?

There were five of us as finalists. The last common question was asked, and I see all these girls answering, but I hadn’t heard the question! I just heard whatever they were saying, processed it in my head and answered!

And what’s your most embarrassing moment on the runway?

When my zip split and I walked the entire show backwards!

Mehr’s Favourites:

Movie: A Star Is Born (2018)

Comfort food: Parsi dhansak

Holiday destination: Any beach!

Sunday activity: Chilling at home with my kids

Supermodel of all time: Chrissy Teigen

If you have five minutes to get dressed for a party, what would you pick?

A black dress.

One thing you really miss about the modeling days in the ’80s and the early ’90s…?

The friendships among the girls.

One thing you have learned while bringing up your daughters, Mahikaa and Myra....?

To always have gratitude and patience, and to always keep the child inside you alive.

What’s your favourite holiday activity with your daughters…?

For them it is of course shopping, but for me it is just chilling on the beach or indulging in some kind of water sports with them.

Follow @ananya1281 on Twitter

From HT Brunch, December 16, 2018

Follow us on twitter.com/HTBrunch

Connect with us on facebook.com/hindustantimesbrunch

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Ananya Ghosh is an assistant editor with Hindustan Times Brunch. She has 10 years of experience as a journalist having worked as a copy editor/feature writer in various publications.

Close Story
SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, July 03, 2022