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Monday, May 21, 2012

Flashback: Sushmita Sen is Miss Universe

Eighteen years ago today, Sushmita Sen of India was crowned Miss Universe at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

Sen, a model and a daughter of a retired air force pilot, bested 76 other beautiful women from countries all over the world.

Following is a Philippine Daily Inquirer article (dated May 22,1994) about her victory:





Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe, Ms. Universe, 1994



Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe, Ms. Universe, 1994

Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe, Ms. Universe, 1994


With her win, Sen became the first from India to be crowned Miss Universe.  (Interestingly, another Indian, Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World in November that year).

Carolina Gomez of Colombia and Minorka Mercado of Venezuela were first and second runners up, respectively.

Charlene Gonzales of the Philippines, Lu Parker of the United States, and Silvia Lakatosova of Slovak Republic were among the other finalists.

The event was carried by the Philippine television network ABS-CBN.







24 comments:

  1. I still remember these pics. Time flies :)

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  2. I love Aishwarya Rai :) But I've always been curious about Sushmita. :)

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  3. I remember this time and Charlene Gonzales was one of the strongest bets for Ms. Universe but it turned out that Sushmita Sen was the one who gave the best answer.

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  4. wow going back in time. i still remeber this! hahaha i will show this to my sister!

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  5. The essence of a woman... made her win!

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  6. of course I won't ever forget that day...because it was my birthday!!!

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  7. Love Sushmita! But I do hope that our Filipina contestants will soon carry the crown again.. Shamcey was so close!

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  8. Before seeing this post I didn't even know that Aishwarya Rai was a pageant winner. I wonder if Miss Belgium is still as pretty :D

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  9. She is indeed a beauty and deserved to win .I watched the show on tv and was happy for her winning the crown.

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  10. I still remember her, she's so kind so sweet too bad I heard she haven't had a good lovelife

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  11. I was 4 years old back then, but i've read some posts about her.

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  12. This is indeed a pageant history. While Asian beauties have been claiming posts in the international competitions, Philippines have got a lot of great women in the well-craved list already.

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  13. ooh, she's a beauty but i do love Aishwarya Rai more.

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  14. she's a real beauty and brains...

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  15. Given that I'm 4 years old at the time, I wasn't aware. She's beautiful :)

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    1. According to Wikipedia:

      "In 2010, she ventured into partnership with Tantra Entertainment Private limited becoming the President of the 'I Am She' Miss Universe Contest and the sole representative of the Miss Universe pageant in India."

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  17. I think she has the best definition of the "essence of being a woman." She is really beautiful inside and out plus her intelligence made her to be a Miss U. Noks Sosa I SiningFactory.com

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  18. beauty and brain! i like her so much. =)

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  19. I so admire the beauty and brain of Sushmita :)

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  20. I love her to the bones. Its just sad, I lost track of her na..

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  21. I saw the live telecast of the pageant over ABS CBN. She was my favorite candidate.

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  22. I saw this at ABS-CBN, I love her.

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  23. Kahit black and white...
    maganda pa rin sya.

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