On this day, May 21 in the year 1994, Sushmita Sen made history when she became the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title . On Saturday she celebrated her win by calling it a moment of “honour” for her.
“Being a woman by itself is a gift of God which all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother, and is a woman. A woman is the one who shares love and shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman.” – Sushmita Sen’s final answer at the 1994 Miss Universe contest.
Sushmita took to Twitter to share photographs of her winning moment. In a series of tweets, she wrote:
“I am truly at a loss for words! (and that’s rare) Thank you beautiful people! 22 years of India first Miss Universe. May 21.”
“May 21, 1994 — India won Miss Universe for the first time. I thank god to have given me the honour to bring it home,” she wrote.
Sushmita later also thanked Colombian beauty Carolina Gomez, who was the first runner-up at the beauty pageant in 1994.
“Thank you Carolina Gomez, Miss Colombia 1993 for teaching me what ‘grace’ is! What a woman! I love you Carolina,” she wrote.