Sushmita Sen reminisces over her historic 'Miss Universe' win
Sushmita Sen celebrates 29 years of her Miss Universe title
Sushmita Sen spared a moment to celebrate her first-ever Miss India crown title which she received 29 years ago with a throwback picture.
In the wee hours of Sunday, the Biwi No.1 star took to Instagram and posted the closeup shot featuring Sen in her teens.
The vision was a sight to behold as Sen had her hands gently placed on either side of her face.
As caption, the star penned a lengthy note, "this picture is exactly 29 years old, shot by the epic man & photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta. In the rawness of this picture, he beautifully captured an 18-year-old me… with a smile he said, you realise you’re the first Miss Universe I’ve ever shot… I proudly added, it’s actually INDIA’s first ever Miss Universe."
"The privilege of representing & winning for my Motherland is an honour so profound, it brings me to tears of joy even today... 29 years later!!! I celebrate and remember this day with great pride as History bears witness, INDIA won Miss Universe for the first time ever on 21st May 1994 in Manila Philippines (Mahal Kia),” she continued.
Sen then signed off saying, "Thank you all for the love, goodness, & the most beautiful messages… forever cherished!!! I love you guys!!!!" She also added the hashtags – happy 29th anniversary, Miss Universe 1994, India, yours truly and dugga dugga. Sushmita competed against contestants from 77 countries around the world and became the first Indian woman to clinch the Miss Universe title in 1994. That same year, Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World.
Sen's admirers gushed over her beauty and also appreciated her milestone.