Dia Mirza on Two Decades of Miss Asia Pacific Pageant Win

Actress Dia Mirza recalled her life-changing moment in December 2000 when she won the Miss Asia Pacific International competition, realizing the victory by saying that it changed her old life into a new one.

“I was not raised to be competitive. Perhaps that’s why I never thought about what would happen if I didn’t win. As this young girl from Hyderabad, I went to both Miss India Patent and Miss Asia Pacific International. I value the opportunity and make the most of it, ”said Diya, who was just 18 at the time.

“Whenever I felt the urge to win, I was really uncomfortable. But looking back, winning felt like a transition from my old life into a new one. I was still the same but everyone else Something had changed. And since then my attitude towards every new opportunity has remained the same. I present it with gratitude and humility and I learn, imbibe and make the most of it.

She made her acting debut in 2001 with Rehana Hai Tere Dil Mein.

Today, he is also a producer and United Nations Environmental Goodwill Ambassador and United Nations Secretary General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).

“When I look back, I think, it was all for being. I’m being spot on by a modeling agent at 16, advertising campaigns, fashion shows, editorial shoots that followed. And then Miss India pageant and International crown. Certainly it all seemed tough, but I think, at some level, I was ready. As I have always been, when another new and exciting challenge depends on me, “Diya said.

On the secret to winning, she shared: “Believing in yourself, being authentic, and trusting life. And always knowing that a greater force is working to lead you to a higher purpose where you somehow Can bring positive change. “

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