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.
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
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.