One of the best moments I have witnessed on television was in 1999 when Miss Botswana was announced the new Miss Universe. Definitely, she wasn't expecting to win the title - I'm sure of it - and she was thinking Miss Philippines as the winner. After all, Miss Philippines was clearly what the Miss Universe Organization would have like to win. At the announcement of the final three, Miriam Quiambao was positioned at the center which is a tradition for the pageant. Did you know that? In fairness, Miriam was the best at that time to win the title.
India's Sushmita Sen, like1999 Miss Universe Mpule Kweglagobe of Botswana, was not expecting the title in 1994 in Manila, Philippines. Her reaction clearly says it all. Her runner up Miss Colombia, Carolina Gomez Correa, was highly touted to bring home the crown. Incidentally, Sushmita was my favourite that year and I actually predicted her to win the crown basing from a magazine where she stood out in group picture by the pool.