Yasmin Daji

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Yasmin Daji
Born 1947
New York City, New York,
Occupation Model, Doctor
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Title Femina Miss India Universe 1966
Beauty pageant titleholder
Femina Miss India 1966
(Miss Beautiful Smile)
Miss Universe 1966
(3rd Runner Up)

Yasmin Daji is an Indian doctor, model and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Femina Miss India 1966. She represented India at Miss Universe 1966 and was crowned 3rd Runner Up there.[1]

Early life[edit]

She was born in 1947 in New York City. She moved to Delhi, India and entered Lady Hardinge medical college.

Femina Miss India 1966[edit]

She was studying medical science in Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi when she entered Femina Miss India pageant in 1966. She was crowned the eventual winner. She also won Miss Beautiful Smile sub-award at the said pageant.[2]

Miss Universe 1966[edit]

She represented India at Miss Universe 1966 pageant and was declared 3rd Runner Up.[3]

In Media and Life after Miss Universe 1966[edit]

After becoming Miss Universe 3rd runner up, she became a very prominent and well known face in India. She was the face of the famous Lure cosmetics in India. She became one of the most beautiful women in the Indian modelling industry.[4] She was also mentioned in the famous book Pride of India by Persis Khambatta.

Personal life[edit]

After completing her reign as Miss India Universe and finishing her studies she returned to the United States and got married.[5] She has two lovely sons.


  1. ^ "Miss Indias who won International Pageants". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "50 years of Miss India: Winners through the years". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Miss Universe 1966". pageantopolis.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "At the Edge: Lure-Yasmin Daji Ad". blogsopt.in. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yasmin Daji". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sweden Ingrid Norman
Miss Universe

3rd Runner-Up

Succeeded by
Finland Ritva Lehto
Preceded by
Persis Khambatta
Femina Miss India
Succeeded by
Nayyara Mirza