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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Aishwarya Rai's modelling days' pictures

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  • Mar 14, 2013, 05:22 AM IST
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Aishwarya Rai's modelling days' pictures
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was not always the stunning diva she is today. In fact the glamorous actress we see now was once struggling to make it big in the glamour industry. She was the diva-in-making though and had her own share of highs and lows in the journey to stardom.
 
We bring you rare pictures of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's modelling days when she traveled the journey from being an ordinary model to Miss World. 
 
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    Aishwarya Rai's parents were settled for work in Mumbai, where she did her schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir Secondary School.
     
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    While in the ninth grade, she appeared in her first modelling assignment for Camlin Pencils.
     
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    After graduating from secondary school, Rai attended Jai Hind College for a year and later passed high school from DG Ruparel College.
     
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    While at Jai Hind, photographs taken by her English professor (an amateur photographer) were published in a fashion magazine.
     
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    These pictures were spotted by advertising agencies and she was cast for several television commercials.
     
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    In 1991, Aishwarya won a supermodel contest (organised by Ford) and was eventually featured in the American edition of Vogue.
     
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    After abandoning an idea to pursue a career in medicine, Aishwarya enrolled for a course in architecture at the Raheja College of Arts.
     
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    However, she dropped out of college to pursue a full-time career as a model.
     
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    In 1993, Aishwarya gained public recognition for her appearance in a Pepsi commercial with actor Aamir Khan.
     
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    The following year, Aishwarya stood second at the annual Femina Miss India beauty pageant (losing out to Sushmita Sen).
     
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    Aishwarya Rai eventually won the Miss World pageant of 1994 held at Sun City, South Africa.

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    Aishwarya Rai post her Miss World days.

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    Aishwarya Rai post her Miss World days.

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    Following a successful modeling career, Rai made her acting debut in 1997 with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar,

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