Sushmita Sen has a huge place in her heart for the Philippines, where she won the Miss Universe crown way back in 1994. She may now have another reason (or four) to love the country even more. The actor was in Manila recently to judge this year's Miss Universe pageant. During an interview for a weekly news magazine in the country, Sushmita was introduced to four Filipina women, all named Sushmita after her. And her reaction is so beautiful, it'll bring a huge smile to your face. The video, since being shared on January 31, has collected over 1.7 million views on Facebook.
The interview begins with Sushmita talking about her experience during the pageant. She talks about the answer that helped seal her win 23 years ago. "It (the question) asked about the essence of a woman which goes far deeper than having a great career or doing anything. It's less about what a woman can do. It's more about what a woman is," says Sushmita in the video. "I think I was knowledgeable at 18 but it's taken me 23 years to really understand that answer," she adds.
In 1994, Sushmita was asked what she thought the essence of a woman was. She said: "Being a woman is a gift of God and we should all appreciate it. 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 love, caring and sharing is all about. That's the essence of a woman."
During the interview, Sushmita Sen also talks about the first time she felt she was going to win the crown, her daughters and even Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her co-contestant during Miss India.
The highlight of the interview, however, is when Sushmita is introduced to her namesakes . "Oh my God, you're all Sushmita?" she asks in disbelief.
We'll let you watch the video to see what happens next. (Psst... they even strike Sushmita's signature pose together.)
Doesn't this video make you smile?