Most Memorable Reactions of Miss Universe Winners
The toughest moment of Miss Universe, or let’s say any pageant, is when the reverse counting starts to reveal the winner. Could you just imagine the heartbeat rate of the girls? Few of them just show it through their spontaneous expressions and few of them control through their calm and composure but one thing is for sure, they all have similar adrenaline rush into their spine. Let me pick out best 5 reactions of Miss Universe winners as per my opinion. Check out.
5th Spot: Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez from Venezuela.
Venezuela won Miss Universe in 2008, so probably most of the public underestimated Stefania’s capability of winning Miss Universe. Moreover, a country winning back to back never happened before so it was not even expected. However, the bubbliness of Stefania charmed the judges and made her win. We believe even Stefania was not expecting her name to be called out as the winner. But when she was declared the winner, that long sit up and jump of joy was a moment to see. And Dayana and Stefania hugging each other and jumping out of joy like small girls was another priceless moment. Stefania was based a lot in the beginning for winning but later on became one of the most admired Miss Universe ever.
4th Spot: Miss Universe 2006, Zuleyka Rivera from Puerto Rico.
Zuleyka was alway a favourite to win the crown of Miss Universe. However, it seems she didn’t seem to expect that. This girl burnt the stage with her smoking hot entry into the Swimsuit round of the finale and her Evening gown became one of the best gowns ever. Although there is a long debate on who should have won finale of Miss Universe 2006, Zuleyka definitely becomes undebatable winner considering overall performance. What we loved about Zuleyka’s crowning moment was how she kept on crying due to joy and kept on thanking god, after all she was just a teenager back then.
3rd Spot: Miss Universe 1994, Sushmita Sen of India
Another 18 year old girl who won Miss Universe out of no where. Sushmita’s popping eye and opened mouth became the new for the next morning when she became first Indian to win the crown of Miss Universe Contest. Sushmita’s personality hold so strong that it not only beat goddess Aishwarya Rai at national pageant, but also goddess Carolina Gomez at International pageant. Sushmita once told in her interview that I was so lucky that both the time my 1st runners up were the most beautiful girls of the batch and I stood as a winner. Sushmita was never a hot favourite to win Miss India or Miss Universe, but she did. For 5 reasons, we love Sushmita Sen even today. The reaction of Sushmita was so genuine and she became so emotional upon her crowning. One thing that many might not have noticed is that she was looking forward for someone to give shoulder so that she can lean and cry out of joy, but host and other surrounding people didn’t understand that in my opinion.
2nd Spot: Miss Universe 1999, Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana
Mpule’s reaction was one of the most epic reactions I have ever seen. Her reaction brought in so much of laughter as well as joy. People thought that back to back for two black winners would not be possible, as Wendy Fitzwilliams won Miss Universe in 1998 for Trinidad and Tobago. But her personality shined like no one else that she beat most beautiful face from Spain and calm and composed performer of Philippines. Mpule’s wide open mouth and Shock cum surprise reaction is still fun to watch. We suggest you not to miss this video, go and checkout the crowning of Mpule right now, if you haven’t already.
1st Spot: Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela
If there was any award for cutest crowning moment in the pageantry, it would go to Gabriela Isler. The Top 2 girls didn’t realise who won, even after declaration. I believe when they said Miss Universe 2013 is Venezuela, Gabriela thought it was 1st runner-up so she held up the hand of Patricia. But the moment when Olivia was coming forward for crowning, she approached Gabriela and that is when she realised that she has won. That jump out of joy and crowd cheering even higher at this reaction was priceless. This was such a genuine moment and hence topped our chart of best reaction of Miss Universe winners.
Who do you think had the best reaction in your opinion?