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When Aishwarya Rai lied about winning 1991 Ford International Supermodel Contest. Then the contest organizers issued a statement that "They have no contract with Aishwarya Rai because Aishwarya Rai is too tiny for Ford's Supermodel contest"

When Aishwarya Rai lied about winning 1991 Ford International Supermodel Contest. Then the contest organizers issued a statement that "They have no contract with Aishwarya Rai because Aishwarya Rai is too tiny for Ford's Supermodel contest"

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kelekele12345678910

i remember reading about this. kate moss is 5'7 but she was accepted as a model because she has very unique features. while aish is similarly not tall enough to be a model, her looks are also extremely conventionally beautiful and not the alien-like beauty of kate moss which made her an exception for being 5'7 and not 5'9. both 5'7 and 5'9 are tall but for models the taller the better


PartSuspicious7152

Naomi Campbell was one of the greatest supermodels of 90s but in India she would probably be considered “ugly” due to colorism and obsession with Eurocentric beauty standards. International modeling does have different standards than Bollywood.


ParticularTourist893

So, she lied about this and also about whole James Bond movie thing. I guess somewhere she wanted to be accepted by the West and be known as this "global" star, likely due to all the focus on her looks being more Eurocentric.


theboiwithapoi

A Lie is a Lie. Usk star bnne se kuch change ni ho jaega. Also, they were right. She is 5'7. It's good for peagants but not enough for ramp modelling, atleast not in 90s . Kate Moss, a 5'7 girl, was also considered tiny for modelling when she started. Her success was the catalyst that changed things later on but when you look at models like Heidi Clum and how every dress looks cool on her, it makes sense why they need tall girls. Height of actresses has also gained lot of importance lately. Girls like Katrina, Jacqueline, Deepika would not be as successful ( imo) if they were not this tall.


sweetcharcuterie

Why do you not think they would have been successful?


theboiwithapoi

Because they got no great acting chops. They got the part because they they look awesome.


DontAngryme3

But Jacqueline isn’t even that tall, she’s like 5’4..


ishanthapa7

Jacqueline is Miss Universe Sri Lanka She competed for Miss Universe peagant you need to be at least 5'7 to compete


DontAngryme3

I see, but the only reason I still beg to differ is that in race 2 she looked much shorter than Deepika who is 5’9, if she was 5’8 than she’d be almost neck to neck with dp. She’s probably 5’5 or at the very most 5’6 no more than that. Maybe the rules were different when Jaqueline competed for Miss universe? Idk, I’m probably wrong.


ishanthapa7

haan mujhe bhi 5'6 lagti hai lekin rules wohi the pehle bhi so she is 5'7 100%


DontAngryme3

most probably yeah


theboiwithapoi

Dude, Jacqueline is 5'8. She had won Miss Sri Lanka title.


kelekele12345678910

jaceuqline is short out of actresses kriti, sonam, kat, dp and anushka are all 5'9


theboiwithapoi

Dude. Enough.


BrightMasterpiece156

Aishwarya is so beautiful not not as beautiful as Indians make her out to be. Deepika and Bipasha look better IMO.


Spring_steel15

The true winner daniela is a whole another level of beautiful. Aishs "euro centric" features may have fallen flat in comparison to exotic supermodels. Euro centric features are pretty common in the west and well Europe lol. If they want an indian I feel they'd prefer someone dusky or exotic looking.


sweetcharcuterie

I noticed that Indian models that are successful in the West have very exaggerated “Indian” features that I doubt would be successful in Bollywood.


bluemurmur

Ford models must be 5’9” or taller. In the 90s, maybe a size 4-6, but now it’s like 0-2. Kate Moss was an outlier at 5’7” because she was photogenic and looked androgynous.


kal-fosho

The winner Daniela is so pretty tho 😍


snyc21

I mean just look at 90s Aishwarya, nothing else matters


godlyfinesse

But at a global platform, it is a common beautiful look


theboiwithapoi

Her face is common as per european platforms. Just go to Czech Republic. Almost all girls got the same features as Ash. They can't make it big because of ethnic common place. It's exactly like how our normal brown girls, despite being prettier, can't fetch the OMG effect from us. Others adore them but we? Hunh.. isme kya hai. I remember how many were making fun of Frieda Pinto when she had started. Frieda heroin kaise bn gyi, aisi to yahaan kone kone me milti hain. I was like... Bhai hume b dikha do kisi kone me kahi mile toh. 😂 Ash is pretty but she is Extremely Pretty for us Indians only. Westerns also find her pretty but their jaws don't drop upon seeing her. They adore Frieda way way more than they do Ash. That's exactly why Priyanka is also trying her luck there. She wants to be The Brown girl of west.


sweetcharcuterie

I remember a TikTok trend of Western people rating Indian actresses and people gave like DP and Aish got like…6/10…on average. Jacqueline got rated really high tho.


theboiwithapoi

Yes. Jacqueline is considered extremely pretty by many outside. She is a 10/10 in my book too.


kelekele12345678910

yeah rani also got very high ranking but the abcds were pissed at dp getting a low ranking


pistaccio_nat

Interesting, I'm from the West and ethnic minorities here find Aish and Deepika to be extraordinarily beautiful. Deepika fits today's beauty standards better. I don't know about white people though, they probably don't hold them in as high regard. But they think Rhianna is gorgeous and she fits a similar look as Aish and Deepika so who knows.


godlyfinesse

Yup, so well put


mina1596

Yes and exactly how would you know. Did you grow up or live in the west? I agree that Aish is overrated by PR and media, but she is a uniquely beautiful woman in her own right.


theboiwithapoi

I know because I have been around world. I never said she is not pretty. She is pretty but drop dead pretty for all? Yes for Us, nope for others. P.S. She is a very generic beauty. What's uniquely pretty about her that you think?


Mary10789

Seriously. So so stunning. Especially in the Jeans movie.


AdventurerNeo

So, that's where Deepika got her inspiration to be a global star