A Heartfelt Tribute to Sushmita Sen on 22nd Anniversary of Being Crowned As Miss Universe

Pageant Enthusiasts Send Love and Good Wishes to India’s First Miss Universe – Sushmita Sen

Twenty two years ago on this day, India won its first ever Miss Universe crown in the courtesy of the very graceful and poised woman, Sushmita Sen. The lady who reflected the very essence of womanhood not just in her words and personality, but also through her actions, is indeed a treasure to be valued till eternity.

It’s the most important day in the history of Indian pageantry, for India had to wait for 42 years to win its first ever Miss Universe crown, which was ultimately bagged by Sushmita Sen, who was then merely 18 years old. It was on May 20, 1994 in Manila, Philippines, where Sushmita Sen was crowned as the woman of Universe!


In the preliminary competition of Miss Universe 1994, Miss Universe India, Sushmita Sen was placed third overall. The tender and poised diva was valiant beneath and it was her valour that taught her to surpass all the challenges she was projected. Hence, on the grand finale night of Miss Universe 1994, she slayed the stage with her elegance and fierceness! A perfect embodiment of how a modern woman should be!

With her childlike naive smile and flamboyant maturity of mind, she could beat anyone. Her final answer not only reflected her great thinking but the expressions with which she delivered it, showed that she is natural and honest. She was not being pageant patty. When asked in the final round, “What is the essence of being a woman?” she pensively yet elegantly responded, “Just being a woman is God’s gift that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, and is a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman.” How could she not win with that marvellous idea! Her answer in Miss Universe is still considered to be one of the best even today.

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Today on her 22nd Anniversary of being crowned as Miss Universe, The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry extends its heartiest thank you for adorning India with the first ever Miss Universe crown, along with presenting a small token of love from all the pageant aficionados, who are wishing well for Sushmita in every walks of life in a small campaign conducted at the Facebook Page of TKOP. Here it goes!

Ritika Pal“Congratulations on your 22nd year of being India’s first ever Miss Universe. You not only made us proud but also taught us to live life our way and following conventions is not always necessary, be your own self is what you taught us. You stood out from the rest and became a shining example of what hard work and dedication can lead to, may you continue to shine in the future and have many more successful years.”

Simeon Singsit– “The pride of India. She winning Miss India and Miss Universe proved that one should never underestimate one’s potential and just believe in yourself even if the world may not be in your stride. A lady with grace and poise.”

Aman Singh- “Miss Universe In 1994 and Still Ruling the Universe with her Grace, Genuine and Caring Nature, Dedication for the Causes she is associated with, Proving Unconventional is Universally acceptable and Defining the Essence of Being a Miss Universe is Being Sushmita Sen.”

Mamatha Raj– “One of best MISSINDIA and MISSUNIVERSE…..still very gorgeous hats off to her….”

Michelle Ramirez Santos– “Happy birthday ms.india… im michelle ramirez santos- philippines.. 🙂  godbless….” 🙂

Ananya Mehra“Reflection of motherhood in genuine sense.”

Urvi Kapoor“Congratulations on your 22nd year of being India’s first ever Miss Universe. You are a true inspiration for all the girls. A perfect example for the generations to come A successful single mother *breaking stereotype* A lady with not just pretty face but with a beautiful heart, mind and soul. *Beautiful inside and out* Hail Sushmita Sen! We would love to see you in movies again. I Love You. India Loves You. Universe Loves You. I wish to become the Next Sushmita Sen But there can be only one and that is you.”

Julie Peterson“You continue to inspire million women around the world.”

Smit Nikam– “A personality to die for ❤”

Charu Wdhwa– “Congrats mam. god bless u mam. lots of love for ur social works.”

Ashreetha Naresh“Congratulating sush …. Your such a wonderful n beautiful person … Love you loads.”

Veena Singh“Congratulations sush. You are a very good person. You made us feel proud few years back. May god shower all blessings on you and your daughters. Love you.”

Kartik Behl- “Epitome of beauty..What a courageous woman..She did what she said 22 yrs back..Kids bring adventure to ur life nd she did adopt two gal child nd fulfilled her promise😘u r truly exemplary woman…god bless u with lifes all nd more..stay blessed sushmita sen.”

Fiarl Fab“A lady to be idealised… This woman of substance… She….one of a kind…. Adds unique light to the shine that the universe requires! Ua myy idol in each n every aspect. ….. The way u carry urself… Hats off!!”

Prachi Sinha“Congrats Sush 🙂 🙂 You are our pride 🙂 Your performance in Miss universe inspired many young ladies in India . I hope to see u back onscreen soon ..loads of love” 🙂 🙂

Ni’bedita D’souza“Beauty, grace along with brain …. It is none other than Sushmita Sen …. Mam u have a heart throb personality which keeps going million of hearts . Love u”

Ananthu Chelakkattu– “Essence of Women” ❤

Abhin Rox- “The true women.. Our Pride.. Our Sushmita”

Gauravv Sonee- “Genuine success comes only to those who are ready for it. Good Luck and wish u the best for ur future like emoticon Sushmita Sen”

Numaan Khan“True beauty she is.”

Shruti Nair– “Epitome of perfection.”

Hasini IN– “Example of womanhood.” 🙂


Thank you, Sushmita for teaching the mankind the ways of life through your elegance and ethics! You are one in a million woman. Much love and best wishes for many more years to come!

Vagisha Mishra

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