Miss Universe 2011: India Shocked by Poor Performance

Miss Universe 2011: India Shocked by Poor Performance

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Miss Universe 2011 India Shocked by Poor PerformanceAfter the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, India couldn’t believe that Vasuki Sunkavalli, Miss India 2011, failed to win the crown. Sunkavalli wasn’t even a finalist; she was cut before judges selected the final 16 sixteen contents.

The result was a disappointment for India, which saw major pageant success over a decade ago, but has floundered in recent years. India is just one of 14 nations to have multiple Miss Universe winners: Lara Dutta took the prize in 2000 and new Delhi’s Sushmita Sen won in 1994.

In the years between Sen’s and Dutta’s titles, every Miss India contestant made the final ten. But since Dutta’s win, a Miss India has only broken into the top 10 four times, the best result being a 4th Runner-up nod in 2001.

Former Miss Indias spoke to the media, addressing their disappointment in the country’s current queens and reaching for explanations as to why India can’t relive its past glory -Ibtimes

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