Indian women are known for their stunning beauty worldwide, and they have dominated beauty catalogues and magazines for decades. They are also superbly intelligent and articulate enough to give the smartest answers to questions regarding global concerns on international stages. Therefore it is no surprise that Indian women have won Miss Universe, not once, but multiple times. Here is our list of the three Indian Miss Universe winners who have made us proud on one of the biggest stages for global acclaim :
1. Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta is an Indian actress, businesswoman, and the reigning Miss Universe 2000. She had previously won the title of Miss International 1997. She has primarily worked in Hindi films during her career. She is the recipient of several accolades including a Filmfare Award. She established herself as one of the prominent leading ladies of the 2000s.
2. Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen, an Indian actress and model, was crowned Miss Universe in 1994. It is the first time an Indian has won Miss Universe. At the age of 18, she had already won the Femina Miss India 1994 title. She became Miss Universe and has since performed as an actress in movies.
Miss Universe 2021 is an Indian model, actor, and beauty pageant winner named Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu. Sandhu is the third contestant from India to win Miss Universe; she was previously named Miss Diva Universe 2021. Additionally, Sandhu won the title of Femina Miss India Punjab in 2019 and finished as a semifinalist in the Femina Miss India competition.
These women personify brains and beauty and they are all very inspiring in their own right. They have all forged their own career paths and continue to be prominent public figures.