MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen has confirmed that she is on the judging panel of 65th edition of the pageant here.
The 41-year-old model-turned-actress was crowned Miss Universe in Manila in 1994 and she said she is excited as well as overwhelmed to return to the pageant 23 years later.
Also named judge for the January 29 (January 30 Philippine time) pageant finals is U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior aide Kellyanne Conway.
In announcing the selection of Conway as a judge, the Miss Universe Organization said that it was very impressed with her high fashion sense, as was evident in her choice of wardrobe at Trump’s inauguration last week. “We’re confident she will contribute a great deal to the judging especially in the selection of the Best in National Costume and Best in Evening Gown,” a Miss Universe Organization spokesperson told The Adobo Chronicles.