|Aishwarya Rai in swimsuit |
from Miss World 1994 Swimsuit round
Bollywood beauty Queen, Aishwarya Rai has had a stellar rise to fame and she can thank all that to her first winning the Miss World crown.
|Celina Jaitley from swimsuit round of Miss Universe 2001|
Former Miss India Universe 2001; Celina Jaitley is seen here in the swimsuit round of Miss Universe.
|Miss World 1997: Diana Hayden|
Diana won the Miss world 1997 crown at just 24 years old.
|Ekta Choudhry in swimsuit|
Ekta was the winner of Pantaloons Femina Miss India Universe 2009 title. She is the grand daughter of Delhi's first chief minister Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav.
|Gayatri Joshi in swimsuit|
She was one of the final five candidates in the 1999 Femina Miss India beauty pageant, and was crowned Sony Entertainment Chania - voted by viewers, and was chosen to represent India at the 2000 Miss International event in Japan. She acted in Swadesi.
|Gul Panag at Miss Universe 1999 in a red swimsuit|
The former Miss India 1999 winner is mostly seen in TV debates than in films but thats not necessarily a bad thing cos she hardly knows how to act. But to her credit, she is intelligent when she tweets. And when she is seen in Page 3 parties where people just can't help looking there,,, you know where!
|Lara Dutta at Miss Universe 2000 in swimsuit|
The former winner of both the Miss India and Miss Universe competition and also the winner of the Gladrags Mega Model crown, Lara Dutta has had a far better run in Bollywood than most of her counterparts. She has also had a great run in her love life ;) After dating Derek Jeter (a pro-baseballe player in US) and Mahesh Bhupathi.
|Mihika Verma in swimsuit|
Mihika Verma is a TV actress now but prior to that she was the prior winner of Miss India international and the photo above is from the swimsuit round of Miss International 2004.
|Neha Dhupia in a white bikini |
at Miss Universe 2002
A popular actress, Neha Dhupia has been a sucessful model and is now an actress. In 2002 she entered the Femina Miss India pageant finishing in first place, winning the Femina Miss India Universe title, and was subsequently represented India in Miss Universe competition. But she didn't win it!
|Nikita Anand at Miss Universe 2003 |
in a red hot bikini
Nikita Anand won the Miss India Universe crown in 2003. A regular on the ramp, Nikita is seen on many TV shows and advertisements although she never made it big in the film industry.
|Miss India 2008 |
Miss India 2008 winner, Parvathy Omanakuttan went on to represent India at Miss World but was rather unfairly placed second when frankly she didn't even deserve to be in top 5. But once in top 3, she should have been placed first but somehow managed only second.
|Miss World 2002: |
Sexy Priyanka Chopra
The most successful Miss India turned actress till date. Priyanka not only won the Miss World pageant in 2002 but she has shown that she is a pretty darn good actress by going on to win almost every "Best Actress" award there is to get these days for her acting. Hats off to this all-rounder babe. !
|Miss India Universe in 2007: Puja Gupta|
Puja Gupta was the winner of Miss India Universe in 2007. She later went to Mexico to participate at Miss Universe 2007. Puja reached the top ten finishing in 9th place.
|Simran kaur Mundi in a yellow Bikini|
Probably the best looking Miss India in recent years, Simran Kaur Mundi, however, didn't get into even the top 10 in the Miss Universe pageant 2008 in Vietnam. This after being placed 1st runner-up in the Beach Beauty Competition, 2nd runner-up in Evening Gown Contest and placed 4th in National Costumes Round. Tough luck, cos she actually looked good.
|Sushmita Sen in swimsuit |
Miss Universe 1994 Swimsuit rround
Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe crown the same year Aish won the Miss World crown in 1994. But somehow, even though Miss universe was considered more prestigious and she beat Aish in the Miss india competition, Sush hasn't quite had the same luck Bollywood careerwize as Aish has had!