Thursday, 29 March 2012

Indian beauties who won International beauty pageants

Reita Faria
Reita Faria: Reita Faria was the first Indian woman to ever win an international title since its inception. She was crowned Miss World in the year 1966. She however shunned the glamour world later and gave herself to medicinal practic
Zeenat Aman
Zeenat Aman: After being crowned the 2nd runners up at the Miss India contest, Zeenat Aman went on to win the Miss Asia Pacific title in 1970, again being the first Indian to do so. Post her win she joined Bollywood and totally changed the face of the Indian woman in Hindi cinema. She was considered the Original Diva of Bollywod
Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen: In another first for the Indian nation, Sushmita Sen brought home the most coveted crown: that of Miss Universe in the year 1994. She too joined Bollywood, where she is known for her bold and fearless instinct
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai: Perhaps the most famous of all Indian beauty queens is Aishwarya Rai. She won the title of Miss World the same year as Sen and there has been no looking back for her since
Diana Hayden
Diana Hayden: Diana Hayden brought home the Miss World Title for a third time in 1997. She too joined the Hindi film industry but could not replicate the success of her seniors
Yukta Mookhey
Yukta Mookhey: Yukta Mookhey joined the Indian Miss World brigade in 1999 becoming the fourth one to do so. Her Bollywood career was a miserable one as the few films she acted in bombed at the box-office and she was never able to establish herself as a bankable actress
Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta: Lara Dutta became only the second Indian woman to win the Miss Universe pageant, in 2000, after Sushmita Sen. Lara Dutta now, is a successful Bollywood actress and producer and, of course, a proud mommy to baby Sara
Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka Chopra was the last person to win the Miss World crown from India and that was in the same year as Lara Dutta’s win. Today, she is the reigning queen of Bollywood and is considered to be one of the best actresses of her batch
Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza: Dia Mirza contributed to the creation of history when she won the Miss Asia Pacific title the very year that Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra won the Miss Universe and Miss World title respectively. It was the only time that a nation had picked up all three major awards in a single year
Nicole Faria