When Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai walked the red carpet during the 71st Festival du Cannes in an original butterfly gown by Michael Cinco, the camera flashes and all did not stop – literally every step of the way. The 3-meter train alone can leave any spectator breatless.
And mind you, this is not the first time that the Indian beauty icon proudly wore a creation of Cinco. The two of them have created a perfect team-up, I reckon.
Watch the video below.
MW1994 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Royal Ascot Horse Race in London.
Older and wiser but still regal and elegant, Aishwarya is.
Still ravishing at 39
Who could forget Miss World 1994 when a very beautiful and deserving Indian lass named Aishwarya Rai demolished the competition and won the crown? That year will always stay vivid in my memory (aside from the fact that our very own Cara Subijano made it to Top 10, but heartbreakingly weakened by one of the worst evening gowns of a Miss Philippines in the international stage). Miss India was on top of her game, and she made full use of the instant celebrity status to stretch her reach to fame long after reigning as the world’s loveliest.
A couple of years after relinquishing her crown, Ash debuted in her first Bollywood movie and has never looked back since. Along the way to stardom, she won acting awards and starred in blockbuster Indian movies to become one of the most looked-up to actresses in her country’s film industry. She also became a Goodwill Ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and was recognized by the Indian government with a Padma Shri.
At 39, she is living her married life to the fullest being the wife of fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan. She remains as one of my three favorite Miss Indias ever – the other two being MU1994 Sushmita Sen and MU2000 Lara Dutta.