India's many talented beauties have won millions of hearts world-over, time and again. Nicole, you brought home the crown after a long gap and this is your moment of crowning glory. But lets also remember some of our other queens, who conquered the world young and sweet!
India's many talented beauties have won millions of hearts the world-over, time and again. As we wish luck to our new beauty queens - Hasleen Kaur, Kanishtha Dhankhar and Ankita Shorey, let's take a look our other beauty queens who conquered the world.
India has a long tradition of producing gorgeous beauties who have conquered the international stage with their eternal grace and poise. Take a look at their beautiful pictures.
Dancing Queen: 20-year-old bombshell Nicole Faria belly danced her way to the top of the Miss Earth 2010 pageant. Feel the beat from the tambourine?
Was it her stunning white-clad ethereal aura that night, or her almost perfect answer for what defines a woman? Well, either way, Sush you had it in you then and you have it now!!!
Miss Universe 1994
Lara Dutta showed off her glistening tan in a bun high-up and a hot pink gown, and the world was at her feet. Or must we say the universe?!
Miss Universe 2000
Reita Faria put India on the world map with her conquest in 1966, being the first Indian ever to be crowned Miss World. And later chose a quiet life, with her medical books and sweetheart of a family!
Fairest of ‘em all: Hers is the face that can launch a thousand ships. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miss World 1994, had it all under her wings the moment she stepped on the stage.
Lady Sings The Blues: Diana Hayden had hopes sky high, and fulfilled them too. In 1997, this beauty greeted the sparkly Miss World crown with tears of overwhelming happiness.
Leggy lass Yukta Mookhey had a smile that charmed a million hearts World over in 1999, and still flaunts it proudly!
She is the last of the lot, but definitely not the least… Priyanka Chopra looked pretty as a petal in the off-white gown and stole the Miss World 2000 crown away with remarkable ease!
Zeenat's beauty is the stuff fantasies are made of! Miss Asia Pacific 1970 crown truly deserved her.
Not many know of Tara Anne Fonseca, which is a surprise because she is so breathtakingly beautiful!!
Miss Asia Pacific 1973
Rapunzel Dia Mirza let her hair down and the world caught on. She brought the Asia Pacific crown home in 2000.
Suga Muma Aditi Gowitrikar left us and the world zapped as she strutted her hot stuff at the Mrs World 2000 pagaent.
Candice Pinto lived the night of her dreams at the 2001 Tourism International pageant as she was crowned the queen.
Manasvi Mamgai was the woman with a purpose at Miss Tourism International 2008. Her wildest dreams came true and how!
The very colourful Zabina Abdul Rashid Khan also got her own tiara at the Miss Tourism contest in 2004.