- Sushmita Sen co-judged this year's Miss Universe pageant
- She was spotted on the red carpet looking fabulous in black
- Sushmita shared memories from Manila ahead of the beauty pageant finale
During the red carpet photoshoot, a silver hat appeared to be Sushmita's favourite prop. She posed with former Miss Universe winners - Dayanara and Leila - along with actress Cynthia Bailey:
Judges Model/Actress @CynthiaBailey10, Miss Universe 1993 @DayanaraPR, Miss Universe 2011 @OfficiaLeilaLopes & Miss Universe 1994 @SushmitaSen47 at the 65th Miss Universe Red Carpet Arrivals. Photo by @Sthanlee B. Mirador | @SIPAUSA #65thMissUniverse #MissUniverse #CynthiaBailey #DayanaraTorres #LeilaLopes #SushmitaSen
Pictures from inside Manila's SMX Convention Center, where the beauty competition was held, have also been shared on social media:
Sushmita Sen arrived in the Philippines last week ahead of the beauty pageant finale and has Instagrammed memories and videos from the Philippine capital. Sushmita walked the ramp during a rehearsal and captioned her Instagram video: "And I walked this stage one last time with you in my heart! I celebrate you. I always will! Thank you India."
This is what Sushmita posted:
For you #India post our #judge briefing today, got all my co judges (very sporting bunch) up on the #missuniverse2016 stage in #Manila to celebrate the #platform that will change someone's life forever!!! bringing #glory to their #country as they proudly represent it!!! my co judges walked n danced too(videos to follow)And I..walked this stage one last time with YOU in my heart!!!! I celebrate you...I always will!!! THANK YOU INDIA!!!#missuniverse1994
Sushmita received a warm welcome when she arrived in Manila:
Ahead of her trip to Philippines, Sushmita Sen shared a note on Instagram. "Getting ready with a dancing heart! I am so excited, emotional and looking forward to returning home to the Philippines after 23 years. It's where it all began," she wrote with a selfie.
Getting ready with a dancing heart!!!!! I am soooooooo excited, emotional and looking forward to returning home to the #Philippines after #23years it's where it all began #manila1994 #missuniverse1994 Life comes a full circle, from winning Miss Universe, to having owned its Indian Franchise to now...returning back to #Manila this time as a #judge at the 65th Miss Universe pageant!!!to all my #filipino friends who have been graciously asking...I can now confirm...yesssssss!!!! I am coming!! Mahal Kita Philippines see u sooooooon!!!!
Sushmita Sen was last seen in 2015's Bengali film Nirbaak. The actress has two daughters - Renee, 16, and Alisah, 7.