Top 10 Beauty Pageants – Miss India Miss World and Miss Universe from India

A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that has traditionally focused on judging and ranking the physical attributes of the contestants, although some contests have evolved to also incorporate personality traits, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria The Big Four consists of the four major international beauty pageants for women – Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.

India in recent years have consistently won the international beauty pageant queen competitions. Let’s read more about our beauty queens who brought laurels and recognition to India.

Reita Faria Miss World
Reita Faria Miss World

Name: Reita Faria
Title: Miss World
Year: 1966

Reita Faria was a Doctor and a Model who won the Miss World 1996 for India for the first time in History. She was also the first Asian to win the much celebrated beauty competition. Not sure, what she thought of the fame and further income opportunities, Reita Faria chose to pursue her interest with the Doctoral Degree.

Aishwarya-Rai - India in Ten
Aishwarya-Rai – India in Ten

Name: Aishwarya Rai
Title: Miss World
Year: 1994

After many years of non-successful beauty campaigns from India, it was in 1994 Aishwarya Rai, a 21 year old Model and beauty pageant from India won the Miss World Beauty Competition. After winning the beauty competition, Aishwarya Rai started her successful acting career, and established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India.

Sushmita Sen Miss Universe
Sushmita Sen Miss Universe

Name: Sushmita  Sen
Title: Miss Universe
Year: 1994

The same year when Aishwarya Rai won the Miss World Beauty Competition, Sushmita Sen, a teenager model from Bengal won the Miss Universe Title in 1994. Sushmita Sen is the first Indian to win the Miss Universe Title. She too decided to pursue her career and became very successful.

Diana Hayden
Diana Hayden

Name: Diana Hayden
Title: Miss World
Year: 1997
Diana Hayden born as an Anglo-Indian Christian family from Hyderabad won the Femina Miss India contest in 1997 and also crowned as Miss World 1997. She was a contestant in the popular controversial reality show Bigg Boss in 2008. She became the third Indian woman to win the Miss World pageant, after Reita Faria in 1966 and Aishwarya Rai in 1994.

yukta mookhey
yukta mookhey

Name: Yukta Mookhey
Title: Miss World
Year: 1999

Yukta Mookhey is the winner of the Miss World 1999. Mookhey was born in Bangalore in a Sindhi family and was raised in Dubai until Mookhey was seven years of age. She became the fourth woman from India to win Miss World after Reita Faria in 1966, Aishwarya Rai in 1994 and Diana Hayden in 1997.

Priyanka Chopra Miss Universe
Priyanka Chopra Miss Universe

Name: Priyanka Chopra
Title: Miss World
Year: 2000

Priyanka Chopra is the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. As like many other beauty pageants from India, Priyanka Chopra choose the acting career and became one of India’s highest-paid and most popular celebrities, Chopra has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards.

Lara-Dutta-Miss Universe
Lara-Dutta-Miss Universe

Name: Lara Dutta
Title: Miss Universe
Year: 2000

After Sushmita Sen, it was Lara Dutta who was crowned Miss Intercontinental 1997 and Miss Universe 2000 and has been the only delegate from India to win the crown since. Lara Dutta spent few years in the acting career and later got married with the Famous Tennis Player Mahesh Bhupathi.

Nicole Faria Miss World India
Nicole Faria Miss World India

Name: Nicole Faria
Title: Miss Earth
Year: 2011

Nicole Estelle Faria is an Indian supermodel and actress from Bangalore who won the Miss Earth 2010. She is the first woman from India to win Miss Earth. She is the brand ambassador for various brands including CLEAN & CLEAR and blueberry. Nicole Faria represented India in the Miss Earth 2010 beauty pageant in Vietnam, and was crowned Miss Earth 2010.

Manushi-Chhillar-ms-world-2017
Manushi-Chhillar-ms-world-2017

Name: Manushi Chhillar
Title: Miss World
Year: 2017

Manushi Chhillar (born 14 May 1997) is an Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World 2017. She was previously crowned Femina Miss India 2017, and is the sixth Indian woman to win the title of Miss World.

 

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