Archive for November, 2015

india at miss universe


The first Miss Universe was held in 1952 at Long Beach, California, USA and India sent a representative in Indrani Rahman who failed to place.

The next time India sent a representative was 14 years hence in 1964 and since then India has always sent a representative except in the year 1988.

Between 1952 and 2015, there have been 64 Miss Universe contests and India has sent a total of 52 representatives out of which she has 22 placements – a strike rate of 42%.

Out of the 22 placements, India has 7 finalists – in the years 1966, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001. Out of those 7 finalists, India has 2 winners – in the years 1994 and 2000.

Below is a brief of the 7 Indian finalists (including the 2 winners) at Miss Universe.

yasmin daji, miss india universe 1996 finished 4th. The winner was from Sweden.

yasmin daji (extreme left), miss india universe 1966, finished 4th! the winner was from sweden!

madhu sapre, miss india universe 1992, finished 3rd! the winner was from namibia!

madhu sapre, miss india universe 1992, finished 3rd! the winner was from namibia!

namrata shirodkar, miss india universe 1993, finished 5th! the winner was from puerto rico!

namrata shirodkar, miss india universe 1993, finished 5th! the winner was from puerto rico!

sushmita sen, miss india universe 1994, was the winner that year!

sushmita sen, miss india universe 1994, was the winner that year!

manpreet brar, miss india universe 1995, finished 2nd! the winner was from USA!

manpreet brar, miss india universe 1995, finished 2nd! the winner was from USA!

lara dutta, miss india universe 2000, was the winner that year!

lara dutta, miss india universe 2000, was the winner that year!

celina jaitely, miss india universe 2001, finished 5th! miss puerto rico was the winner!

celina jaitely, miss india universe 2001, finished 5th! the winner was from puerto rico!

indrani rahamn, miss universe 1952! she participated in the first ever miss universe contest and was not placed!

indrani rahman, miss india universe 1952! she participated in the first ever miss universe contest and did not place! she is the only miss india universe who was married (in 1945 to habib rahman) at the time of participation and even had a child (sukanya rahman born in 1946)!