Sushmita Sen At Miss Universe Again. 'This Is For You, India,' She Says

Sushmita Sen posted video of herself at the Miss Universe contest, which she is judging

  | January 30, 2017 09:35 IST (New Delhi)
Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen returns to the Miss Universe stage. (Image courtesy: Sushmita Sen)


  • Sushmita Sen judged the Miss Universe pageant
  • Sushmita posted video from the event
  • Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe in 1994
Actress and former beauty queen Sushmita Sen, 41, is in the Philippines as a judge in the Miss Universe pageant and has been posting memories and moments on her Instagram account. Her latest post is a video clip of her on the vast pageant stage during rehearsal, 23 years after she won the title in 1994. Sushmita Sen writes in the caption that she persuaded her co-judges - two of whom are past Miss Universe winners - to 'walk the ramp' one last time. In the video, Sushmita is seen doing exactly that, wearing a black jumpsuit with a red jacket over it. The idea, as her caption says, was to "celebrate the platform that will change someone's life forever." Speaking over the footage, Sushmita Sen says, "This is for you, India." The Miss Universe pageant was held in Manila and Iris Mittenaere of France was crowned Miss Universe 2016.
This is what Sushmita Sen posted from the pageant stage:

Sushmita Sen co-judged this year's pageant with two other former Miss Universe winners, Dayanara Torres (1993) and Leila Lopes (2011), fashion magazine editor Mickey Boardman, television star Cynthia Bailey and social entrepreneur Francine LeFrak.
Sushmita has been in the Philippines since last week, posting this picture of herself on Republic Day:

In 1994, Sushmita Sen was crowned the first Indian Miss Universe after winning the Miss India title, beating Aishwarya Rai. After completing her duties as Miss Universe, Sushmita made her Bollywood debut in 1996 film Dastak. Her film work includes Biwi No 1 and Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya with Salman Khan, Main Hoon Na with Shah Rukh Khan, Filhaal and the Bengali movie Nirbaak. From 2010 to 2013, she organised the I Am She pageant that briefly picked the Indian representative for the Miss Universe contest.
Sushmita Sen has two daughters, Renee and Alisah.

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