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You may have heard about Jessica Simpson travelling to India for her show ‘The Price Of Beauty’. (Catch here.) The show aired a couple of months back and featuring in it besides Neha Dhupia and designer Ritu Kumar was also Meena, a girl who got an Operation Smile makeover. Meena, post her operation, got to attend the Operation Smile Gala held in NY last night hosted by Jessica Simpson and was positively radiant.

P.S. You can catch the show inside and learn more about Operation Smile here.

P.P.S. Did the show make you cringe too at the stereotypical pattern of starting with “everything is so odd” and ending with “it’s so spiritual”.

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Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani

18 COMMENTS

  1. How nice to see the little girl’s smile restored. Even cuter is that she wore her typical Indian chappals (I have a soft corner for those) to the gala.




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  2. No it actually didnt make me cringe coz India can be overwhelming if you’ve never been and no matter how much you prep for it, it’s can be too much for the first few days…anyways the point of the show was lovely lil Meena and her smile.




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  3. yes the show did make me cringe..why do foreigners act like they r ‘fixers’ of anything that is wrong in other countries ..there’s so much wrong in America itself.. neways…
    and I agree they could’ve given her better chappals..




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    • so agreed!…and yesh the chapals too..if anything this episode proves that ppl at a certain part of the world live in their own world..so when they come to india everything is ‘odd’ to them..




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  4. Bless Meena and her smile! Appreciate that they didn’t try to change her beyond restoring her smile.

    As for the video, is Neha Dhupia hot or is she hot!!!! To be fair to foreigners, a lot of that spa treatment was cringe worthy though the whole spiritual discovery thingy at the end was even more.




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  5. Its the same story every time..be it this show or Bizzare food….all they want to portray about India are cliched ideas of culture color and movies…but it was a welcome change for mumbai to be the venue…else it is always ‘chandni chowk ki galiyan’




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  6. Meena looks beautiful now with her self confidence restored with the surgery. The organisers should have given the little girl some good clothes & shoes to match the event.




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  7. And the poor child didn’t even have someone to take the price tag off her obviously “bought for the occasion” dress- I bet it’ll be termed innocent and exotic by one of these do-gooder white celebs, who use 3rd world babies as an alternative to rehab. Want to resuscitate your flagging career? Hold a brown kid in your arms… India as the new Africa.




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  8. maybe its her new chappal….
    maybe they bought that for her cos it would be more useful for her…
    she is from mumbai n mumbai has bad monsoon..
    so u know that chappal is good for her…
    i hope i made a point ;p…




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