Mehr Jesia says that motherhood has taught her to “always keep the child inside you alive”
What’s the most Parsi thing about you?
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.
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!
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.
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From HT Brunch, December 16, 2018
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