The year was 1994 – it was the time when India went on to win both Miss Universe and Miss World at the same time, something that had never happened before. Two Indian beauties won these honours were Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai respectively.

Both the beauties went on to have a great Bollywood career, with Aishwarya Rai still on the Bollywood bandwagon while Sushmita Sen has taken a sabbatical from acting per se. Despite the fact that Sushmita Sen has pipped her to win the Miss India contest that led her to win the Miss Universe contest, Aishwarya Rai remained good friends with her so called rival.

So this another fact would definitely interest her that Sushmita Sen was actually scared of entering the Miss India pageant, that she later won, after having seen a 17-year old Aishwarya Rai‘s international beauty.

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In an interview with Ms. Jessica Soho, the host of GMA show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Sushmita Sen revealed the time when she met Aishwarya for the first time while entering for the Miss India pageant. She claimed Aishwarya was not a conventional Indian beauty but international gorgeous.

Seeing her, Sushmita began to have second thoughts of entering the contest, but her mother’s shouting made her stay on. Well, she must have to thank her stars for having a very sensible mother, otherwise she would have not created history.

Watch the video here (the above portion from 3:40 mins)…

And just to refresh your memory, here’s what happened at the Miss India pageant…

So the lesson here is – never be intimidated by the huge competition. Just give your best and God will do the rest!

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Sushmita Sen was actually scared of entering the Miss India pageant, that she later won, after having seen a 17-year old Aishwarya Rai's international beauty
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