We’re barely a month into 2014, but the year’s top lists have already started rolling out. A poll conducted by Hollywood Buzz — with a staggering 4 million claimed respondents — has announced ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Women of 2014.’ Coming in at Number 30 (the last on this list) is Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. At Number 1, is 49-year-old Italian actress Monica Bellucci. Now this isn’t the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful Women’ or People magazine’s ‘100 Most Beautiful’ list, but it is obviously worth mentioning because — wait for it — Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s publicists brought it to our attention!
“The results of this poll by ‘Hollywood Buzz’ was brought to my notice in fact by my well-wishers WhatsApping me believe it or not...and I must admit its overwhelming to hear that over 4 million people across the globe have voted and listed me amongst their top choices with such beautiful and talented women.. :) I say a HUGE LOVING THANK YOU to ALL my well-wishers (fans) for making me Smile and always being there for me...More Power to our Love,” says a statement from the actress (which we have resisted correcting for grammar).
I can’t help but ask: Do we need some international ‘top list’ to tell us Ash is beautiful? And, with Angelina Jolie (Number 3), Kate Upton (Number 2) and Monica Bellucci all in queue before her, should she really be excited?
PS: Deepika Padukone, at Number 29, is the only other Indian on this list, while Signature International Fashion Weekend showstopper Irina Shayk comes in at Number 6!
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Article by: Sonali Velinker Kamat