Not Lara Dutta, but her mom Jennifer broke barriers at Miss India 1967; Here’s proof

Bollywood has given wings to several actors who were rising stars at several beauty pageant. Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta may have marked her presence on a global platform, but her recent Instagram post reveals that she gets it all from her mom Jennifer Maureen Storey.

Jennifer was the first runner-up at the Miss India pageant of 1967. Sharing this wonderful memory of her mother, Lara provided some details in the caption and said: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! My stunning mother (on the left), was first runner up at Miss India. She represented as Miss Madras! Was the only contestant to compete in a dress!” In the hashtags, the former beauty queen added: “just like mommy.”

Lara Dutta took the trophy for Miss India Universe in 2000 while Priyanka Chopra was the first runner-up and Dia Mirza won Miss India Asia Pacific title. In the same year, Lara, Priyanka and Dia went on to win the international titles in their respective categories – Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific.

Lara Dutta is currently married to Tennis star Mahesh Bhupati since 2011 and is mother to a baby girl Saira. She was last seen in Bollywood in February release Welcome To New York.

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