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.
Here’s another feather to add to the already achievement-filled life of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach:
A Media Launch was held for Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach as The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University. Pia was welcomed by UN AIDS Director for Asia and the Pacific Steve Kraus and University of the Philippines Applied Mathematics alumna / former UP Diliman Student Council Chair Heart Diño.
UNAIDS’s other Goodwill Ambassadors include Aishawarya Rai, Aung Sun Su Kyi, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Watts, Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway, and Princess Stephanie of Monaco.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Kudos to you, Queen P! 🙂
Big winners all, reunited (left-to-right): Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen, Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra, Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta, Miss World 1998 Yukta Mookhey, Miss Asia-Pacific 2000 Diya Mirza, Miss World 1997 Diana Hayden and Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai
Left-to-right: Yukta, Aishwarya, Sushmita and Diana
The years spanning 1994-2000 are considered the Golden Age of Indian beauty queens in the global pageant stage. In that seven-year stretch alone, they managed to score two (2) Miss Universe wins and four (4) Miss World crowns. What’s more interesting is that they book-ended this period with victories in both Miss Universe and Miss World (1994 and 2000
) with a bonus Miss Asia-Pacific title in the latter year.
From 2001 onwards, everything seemed to be bleak up until Nicole Faria nailed Miss Earth 2010 in Vietnam and Asha Bhat was declared Miss Supranational last year in Poland. It would also be interesting to note that India has never won Miss International with their latest (and highest) triumph being last 2003 when Shonali Nagrani placed 1st Runner-Up to Goizeder Azua of Venezuela.
Do watch now an old clip showing the reunion of Miss India winners last 2000 from where the photos above were taken from.
courtesy of syamp8
Miss World 1994 (3rd from left) being honored with a Lifetime BWAP Award during the Miss World 2014 finals by MWO Head Julia Morley (1st from right)
courtesy of Miss World 2014
When Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai was honored with the “Beauty With A Purpose” Lifetime Achievement Award during the finals of Miss World 2014 last Sunday, it immediately brought back a flood of memories about her rise to fame more than twenty years ago and a continuous popularity in her native India and other countries.
Two Miss Worlds. One frame. Megan and Ash
It’s like Ash is the most iconic representation of the beauty title that gathers the most number of delegates in any international beauty competition. And I reckon it most apt that the honor bestowed by MWO Head Julia Morley came at a time when the reigning winner was still Miss World 2013 Megan Young who many people are saying as the best Miss World ever. It’s like the meeting of the two most popular and purposeful winners of the same.
From young Ash to mature Ash
courtesy of NDTV
Other than Beauty With A Purpose, Ash represents Beauty With Substance – a woman who may have become a worldwide celebrity but has been tagged by people around her as the “Proper Diva”. She knows her stature, but has kept a level-headed disposition ever since. In fact, she has never gone beyond the parameters of acting up in any commitment she has agreed to fulfill. A true beauty, inside and out. 🙂
Aishwarya Rai in all of her splendor
courtesy of Bollywood Now
Will Navneet become India’s 6th Miss World titleholder?
1966 – Reita Faria
1994 – Aishwarya Rai
1997 – Diana Hayden
1999 – Yukta Mookhey
2000 – Priyanka Chopra
Will 2013 be another Indian year in next month’s Miss World finals?
You see, Miss World India 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon is aiming high and for good reasons at that. She has been the most promising MW rep of her country in a long time. And with the consistently favored treatment given by Julia Morley to India in the pageant, I won’t be surprised if she gets far in the competition.
The question is, with the extremely busy batch of reportedly 160 delegates converging in Indonesia, will she be noticed more evenly than the rest?
At any rate, watch out for Navneet! 😉
Cai Subijano: will she follow Cara Subijano's footsteps?
Bb. Pilipinas-World 1994 Caroline Subijano
Remember the statuesque Caroline “Cara” Subijano? She was Bb. Pilipinas-World 1994 and Top 10 finisher at Miss World 1994 (the year Aishwarya Rai won). Well, her younger sister Cai – currently a fashion journalist and stylist – is also a beauty queen in the making. She’s not as tall as her elder sister – standing 5’8.5″ – but just as well-spoken and ready for the world.
If Cai will join this year’s Binibining Pilipinas, then it will indeed be a tough national competition. I’ve heard of some really gorgeous ladies entering as well and with only two (2) major titles as stake (Universe, International), BPCI (Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc) will definitely up the ante for 2011! Also, Miss Universe 2011 will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil and that should really pique the interest of many beautiful Filipinas to try their luck.
Watch out for more juicy tidbits about the upcoming national pageant which should see our new queens crowned by next month. Venus Raj is a tough act to follow, but that makes this year’s edition more exciting! 😉