While Tyra Banks and Vogue have earned a lot of praise for their stance on
healthy body weights for models, it appears that not everyone feels the
same way. Former Miss World and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai is under
fire from some of India’s media over her weight issues.
Rai, who had her first child in Nov. 2011, appears to be holding on to
much of her baby weight. It is this that has drawn criticism from many.
One such example is in a video posted on YouTube which shows before and
after pictures of Rai.
The video’s narrator says Rai is “looking rather plump.” She adds that
“rather than losing her flab after the baby’s delivery…[she] shockingly
put on at least five to six kilos.”
Sydney Morning Herald show business columnist Shobhaa De explains the
reason people respond as such is, “Aishwarya is like a goddess. She is
held up as the idea of beauty and so there is an expectation for her to
look perfect at all times.”
So Zappers, what do you think about all of this? Here’s the video that’s
causing much of the controversy. Give it a view and make your opinion
known in the comment section below.