Aishwarya Rai Represents Indian Women, Not Diana Hayden: Tripura CM Biplab Deb

| April 27 , 2018 , 10:41 IST

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi directing BJP leaders to be careful with their statements, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb once again landed in controversy. The Tripura CM slammed beauty pageants on Thursday and claimed that Aishwarya Rai is the face of Indian women, not Diana Hayden, even though both had won the Miss World title in the past.

“We see women as goddess Laxmi, Saraswati. Aishwarya Rai represents the Indian women. She became the Miss World and that’s all right. But I do not understand the beauty of Diana Hayden,” said Biplab Deb.

Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World crown in 1994, Diana Hayden won the Miss World crown in 1997, however, while Aishwarya followed up her win with a successful acting career, Diana disappeared from the limelight after a few movies.

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CM Deb also alleged that the international beauty contests were a farce with the results being pre-determined and that the goal was to advertise beauty products.

“They make the girls walk with fabric on the ramps. Those who give the certificates are all international textile market mafia. They plan beforehand who will get the award and this is 100 percent true,” the BJP leader said.

“Whoever contested the international beauty pageants won. For five consecutive years, we won the Miss World/Miss Universe awards. Diana Hayden won it too. Do you think she should have won the title?” Deb said.

“Indian women did not use cosmetics in the old times. Indians did not use shampoo, they washed their hair with methi water and bathed with mud. These beauty pageant organisers are international marketing mafia, who spotted a huge market in the country. Today, there is a beauty parlour in every corner of the country,” he said.

“Why are there no more beauty pageant winners from India? They (the jury) have captured the market in the country and have gone elsewhere,” the Tripura CM said.

Biplab Deb had recently sparked controversy when he claimed that India had internet and satellites during the Mahabharata era thousands of years ago.