Former Miss World Diana Hayden believes that while India may not have won any beauty pageants in the last twelve years now, we should be happy with the fact that the country have at least some winners.
Rita Faria got India its first beauty title, when she was crowned Miss World in 1966. Later Sushmita Sen became the first Miss Universe in 1994 from India and at the same year Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World. While Diana became the Miss World in 1997, Yukta Mookhey won the same title in 1999. India won all three titles in year 2000, when Lara Dutta became Miss Universe, Priyanka Chopra Miss World and Diya Mirza, Miss Asia Pacific.