23 January 2017 Current Affairs: Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen will be on the judges panel of the upcoming 65th edition of Miss Universe pageant. The news was announced in the third week of January 2017.
The contest will take place on 30 January 2017 in Philippines.
Roshmitha Harimurthy will represent India at the 65th Miss Universe pageant.
Sushmita Sen : Born on 19 November 1975, Sushmita Sen is the first Indian to win the Miss Universe crown. She had won the pageant of 1994 held in Manila, Philippines.She had won the Femina Miss India in 1994.
After completing her reign, she started her career with the Hindi film, Dastak. However, she rose to stardom with the Tamil musical Ratchagan opposite Nagarjuna.
She earned the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for the movie Biwi No. 1.She received critical acclaim for her female-oriented roles in films such as Filhaal..., Zindaggi Rocks and others.
Miss Universe 2016 : Miss Universe 2016 will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.
On 3 November 2016, the Miss Universe Organization (MOU) officially announced the Philippines as the host of the pageant.The Philippines’ Pia Wurtzbach of will crown her successor at the end of the event.
It will be the second time in the history of the competition that the pageant will skip the entire year, following the 2014 pageant, which was held in January 2015.