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Crowning moment for Bollywood Beauties!

Sushmita Sen Miss Universe 1994

Miss Universe 1994 was the 43rd Miss Universe pageant, held on on May 20, 1994. Sushmita Sen was crowned the prestigious title, going on to become India’s first Miss Universe titleholder. She was just 18 years old. She is often cited as India’s most stylish and glamorous lady. Sush is presently the president of the “I Am She – Miss Universe India” contest. The final question that made Sushmita win over the rest was…

Question: What is the essence of being a woman?

Her answer: “Being a woman is gift from God and it should be appreciated, the origin of a child is a woman . and the essence of being a woman is showing your love and showing a man what love and care is all about.”

Aishwarya Rai Miss World 1994

The 44th Miss World pageant, the dream title went to the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai. Aish was just 21 years old. At the same pageant, Aishwarya went on to win the “Miss Photogenic” award and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty − Asia & Oceania. She is referred to as the “most beautiful woman in the world”, by a couple of magazines. In the year 2000, she was named the “Most Beautiful Miss. World” of all time. The final question that made her win the Miss World title was:

What qualities should Miss World 1994, imbibe?

“The Miss Worlds that we have had up to date have been proof enough that they have had compassion, compassion for the the underprivileged, not only the people who have status and stature, who can look beyond the barriers that man has set up for ourselves of nationality and colour. We have to look beyond that and that will make a true Miss World, a true person, a real person. Thank you.”

Priyanka Chopra Miss World 2000

The 50th Miss World pageant, was held on 30 November 2000, and Priyanka Chopra was crowned the Miss world. It is said that the 50th pageant had the had 95 contestants, the highest number of Miss World participants ever. Priyanka won the title at a tender age of 18 years. She was the youngest among all the 95 contestants. Her final question was:

“Whom do you consider the most successful living woman, and why?”

Priyanka answered: Disregarding the reference to a “living” woman, Priyanka said “There are a lot of people I admire, but one of the most admirable people is Mother Teresa, who has been so compassionate, considerate and kind.”

Lara Dutta Miss Universe 2000

Miss Universe 2000, the 49th Miss Universe pageant was held on May 12, 2000. Lara Dutta was crowned as the Miss Universe 2000. She was aged 22 years back then. She answered very beautifully, the final question, thus impressing the judges and entire audience. She said, “Beauty pageants are a platform for women to voice their opinions and help them enter the field they wanted to enter, be it entrepreneurship, the armed forces, politics, and so forth. She also said beauty pageants made women the strong, independent individuals they are today because of all the help they give women.” She achieved the highest score in the swimsuit competition and her finalist interview score was the highest individual score in any category in the history of the Miss Universe contest. Majority of the judges gave her the maximum 9.99 mark.


  1. alex

    October 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    i love all of them ,becuase their bring India to the international beauty constest , means they really fought for India , they asnwers made all the judges appreciate so much , year for Indian women in 90’s for miss world and miss universe.

    • Siddharth

      October 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      We too agree! Infact I believe that Indian contestants are the smartest of the lot! And they can fare much better than their counterparts when it comes to I.Q!

  2. aaaa

    November 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    They all are gorgeous, except Sushmita. She looks like old even in her youth

  3. viviana

    October 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm


  4. Rob

    October 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    How could you forget 1999 Miss World Yukta Muhki

    • Dil

      October 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

      and Diana Hayden

  5. rani

    October 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    lara dutta is pure classy elegance !!!

  6. purnama

    October 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm


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