On This Day - Sushmita Sen was Crowned Miss Universe in 1994: Here's Her Miss Universe Answer That Won Hearts

Today, the model-turned-actress completes 29 years of her Miss Universe win.

Sushmita Sen is a symbol of elegance and the epitome of courage and empowerment. The model-turned-actress is an inspiration for every woman who dreams to break the societal barrier and make it big! Also, she rules the hearts of millions with her beauty and graceful personality.

Well, it all started on the 21st of May back in 1994 when Sushmita became the first Indian to win the Miss Universe pageant. It made her an overnight superstar, paving the way to Bollywood, and more.


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Today, to mark the anniversary of Sushmita winning the Miss Universe title, let's have a look at the answer that won her the world.

Sushmita Sen's Answer at Miss Universe 1994

During the top 6 Interview Round at Miss Universe 1994, Sushmita was asked by the Grammy Award-winning singer-actress, Florence LaRue, "If you had the time and money to embark upon a great adventure, what would it be?” To which she replied, “Well I think adventure for me is what I enjoy from within me and children are little things that could bring a lot of adventure in your life. If I had the time and the money, I could do something, I wouldn’t say I would do something for the children who are downtrodden, any child is worth its while. I would do something for the children, go out with them and have a great time.”

She was asked in the final interview round, "What for you is the essence of being a woman?” To which she replied, "Just being a woman is a gift of God that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, who is a woman. She shows a man what caring, sharing, and loving is all about. That’s the essence of being a woman."