Miss Universe is an annual international beauty contest that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. Along with the Miss Earth and Miss World contests, Miss Universe is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. The contest was founded in 1952 by the California clothing company Pacific Mills.

Miss Universe From India

The contest would use the slogan “Redefined for Today” for promotion of the pageants.
In 1998, the logo of Miss Universe – “the woman with stars” – was born, representing the beauty and responsibility of women around the Universe.

The current Miss Universe is Gabriela Isler of Venezuela who was crowned on November 9, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Traditionally Miss Universe lives in New York City during her reign, Miss Universe is part of the Big Four international beauty pageants

The main Miss Universe Pageant, as of this writing, is held over a two-week period in May and July. In the 1970s through the 1990s, the pageant was a month long. This allowed time for rehearsals, appearances, and the preliminary competition, with the winner being crowned by the previous year’s titleholder during the final competition.
Miss Universe From India
India’s contribution to the world beauty contests has not been paltry. It had produced some  beauties, who earned, trophies, accolades and recognition for their country at international platforms like Miss Universe. As the pageant begins later this month, have a look at our country’s brilliant contribution.

It was 1994, a glorious year for India, when Sushmita Sen stood first at pageant and became the first Miss Universe from India.

In the year 2000, Lara completely impressed the judges in the interview round and scored the maximum 9.99 marks.

Year Miss Universe Birth place National /Preliminary title
1994 Sushmita Sen Hyderabad Miss India Universe 1994
2000 Lara Dutta Karnataka Miss India Universe 2000