Sushmita Sen to judge 65th Miss Universe Pageant


Former titleholder Sushmita Sen is set to return to the Philippines after 23 years, to serve as one of the judges during the 65th Miss Universe pageant at the end of the month.

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An excited Sushmita, shared her happy moment on Instagram with this note: “Getting ready with a dancing heart!!!!! I am soooooooo excited, emotional and looking forward to returning home to the #Philippines after #23years. It’s where it all began #manila1994 #missuniverse1994. life comes a full circle, from winning Miss Universe, to having owned its Indian Franchise to now…returning back to #Manila this time as a #judge at the 65th Miss Universe pageant!!! to all my #filipino friends who have been graciously asking…I can now confirm…yesssssss!!!! I am coming!!!Mahal Kita Philippines. see u sooooooon!!!!!”

One of the most-loved Miss Universe queens in the ’90s, Sushmita made history when she was crowned the first Indian Miss Universe in 1994 by Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres at the pageant held in Manila.

Sushmita had her own Indian franchise named I Am She, a national beauty pageant, started in 2010, which used to send its winner to Miss Universe pageant. However, in 2012 they relinquished the license.