Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava Phillippe has been known to be her exact replica, but recently, she was officially introduced as a debutante at the 25th annual Bal des Debutantes in Paris on Saturday, November 25, where she dazzled, waltzing around with none other than Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur.
Flaunting her signature beauty genes, the 18-year-old daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe resembled a real life princess in her gold ball gown by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture at the event at The Peninsula Paris hotel.
Her prince charming, aka the man who escorted her, happens to be a significant member of the Indian royalty, and also one of Prince William's polo buddies.
A member of India's national polo team, Singh, he shared with journalists that he had been taught by friends how to waltz, only a week prior to the event. His sister, the Princess Gauravi Kumari of Jaipur, also made her debut this season.
This weekend, the 25th annual Bal Des Debutantes took place, featuring a very special guest: HRH Maharaja Sawai of Jaipur, Padmanabh Singh. He escorted Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava Phillippe for the evening, and the elegant couple opened the ball with the first dance (swipe to get a sneak peek). _______________________________________________ #LeBal #BalDeDebutantes #MaharajaSawaiOfJaipur #Indian #Royal #Elegant #Debutant #Ball #Paris #AvaPhillippe #ReeseWitherspoon #FirstDance #Swipe #Luxury #TheGoodLife
But for someone who has been considerably away from the spotlight, Ava's calmness and poise made her elegant bow to Singh, before they began a waltz, seem like a scene out of a fairytale.
Pour la 25e édition du Bal des débutantes, c’est #AvaPhillips, la fille de #ReeseWitherspoon, qui ouvre la valse avec le maharadjah de Jaipur, son cavalier pour l’occasion, sur un air de La La Land. So romantic ! • Debutantes ball opening in #Peninsula #Paris tonight. See more on our #InstagramStories #BalDesDébutantes ?/? @mariongalyramounot
The two danced to a number from the Oscar winning musical La La Land in a room full of 19 other debutantes. Steve Harvey's daughter Lori Harvey was also one among them.
As for Reese herself, the 41-year-old Legally Blonde star was all awe, gazing at her daughter throughout the evening and taking pictures of her, while sitting next to her husband, Jim Toth.
While the lookalike daughter went for a long-sleeved number flowing into a full blown skirt, Reese kept it toned down in a simple black dress with a floral motif on the front. Yet somehow, the two managed to look like an identical pair of twins.
Reese Witherspoon’s 18 year old daughter Ava dazzled at the 25th annual Debutante Ball in Paris on Saturday. She was escorted by a prominent member of Indian royalty, 19 year old Maharaja Padmanabh Singh. They danced to a song from the movie La La Land. 19 other women were debutantes including Steve Harvey’s daughter Lori. Other celebrity kids have been debutantes including Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughters Tallulah and Scout, Sylvester Stallone’s daughter Sophia, and Larry David’s daughter Romy. #ReeseWitherspoon #LegallyBlonde #RyanPhillippe #AvaPhillippe #DebutanteBall #Paris #SteveHarvey #LoriHarvey
Ava, with nearly 5,00,000 Instagram followers, and also one of the only six young American women being introduced to society at the event, this year, isn't the only celebrity child to have been featured at the debutante ball.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughters Scout and Tallulah Willis, Sylvester Stallone's daughter Sophia Rose Stallone and Larry David's daughter Romy David have also attended the gala. Even Lily Collins is a past debutante.