Bengali beauty Sushmita Sen, won our heart every time she comes up with something new. She is an inspiration for many women. From being a single mother to heading a charitable foundation, she has always won our heart. And in this article, we are going to tell you 10 uncommon facts about Sushmita Sen that you didn’t know. So, here have a look at the article!
Facts About Sushmita Sen
1) Sushmita was the first Indian to win the Miss Universe title.
She was the first Indian to win the Miss Universe contest in the year 1994 when she was just 18 years old. Also in that same year, she was also awarded the Femina Miss India title.
2) The final outfit that Sushmita wore for the Miss Universe wasn’t a designer one. It was stitched by her mother.
Sushmita belonged to a middle-class family and thus she couldn’t buy designer outfits. And that time Sarojini Nagar outfits became her best friend during Miss Universe journey and the final outfit was she wore was stitched in a local tailor shop with the help of her mother.
3) Sushmita has adopted 2 kids and never got married
She adopted a kid named Renee when she was just 25. And later, she adopted one more kid Alisah. And now she is single-handedly carrying out the responsibilities of both of her kids.
She once said,
“It’s challenging and being a single mother isn’t easy, but you learn so much, and it really makes you appreciate your own parents,”
4) The gloves Sushmita wore for miss universe were made out of a pair of socks.
Yes! It’s true Sushmita belongs to a middle-class family and could not afford expensive outfits and accessories. Thus, she wore pair of socks shaped as gloves
5) Sushmita learned English when she was 16 years
She did her schooling at Hindi Medium School. And till the age of 16, she could not write and speak English properly. She mastered the English language after the age of 16. And if you’ll see her beauty pageant interviews, you can’t say that she is not fluent!
6) Sushmita heads a charitable foundation.
She is a philanthropist and she heads a charitable foundation. Her foundation is called “I Am” Foundation. And this foundation aims at contributing to the children welfare and educating them. And educating girl child is one of her priority.
7) Sushmita gave the best answer in Miss Universe 1994
Q What is the essence of being a woman?
Sushmita’s Answer: “Just being a woman is God’s gift that all of us must appreciate. The origin of a child is a mother and is a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman.”
8) Sushmita was considered a tomboy in her school life
She did her schooling at Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute and St. Ann’s High School in Delhi. And she used to hang out only with boys in school time and was considered a tomboy.
9) Sushmita loves writing poems
Not everybody is aware that she is fond of writing poetry. She does not write poems to publish, she does it because it’s her hobby. Her grandfather was a celebrated poet of his time. And she may have inherited this trait from her grandfather. She says,
“Poems are rhymes of the heart that express one emotion as they are written, but transform into countless different feelings when read by others,”
10) Sushmita loves snakes and other reptile animals
Sushmita loves reptiles and has a big sized python (snake) as a pet in her home.
So, these were some facts about Sushmita Sen that you didn’t know.